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So I have gotten comments like this now and again:
so I thought I would start a thread to talk some about how I paint, because it works pretty well for me and maybe what I've learned and practiced can help other people too.
How I paint miniatures is grounded in how I paint paintings, so that's what I'm going to talk about here.
I have a series of WIP photos from a recent painting which I will use to demonstrate.
This is the finished painting:
"Nurturing the Phoenix", oil paint on wooden panel, approx. 18"x24" (would have to pull it out of the painting closet and measure to check)
I've been struggling for a good recipe.
Using Reaper MSP paints and or Scale 75.
What would make a good recipe for realistic desert terrain?
And I do mean the Sahara or Egyptian kind of desert.
I want to make some nice Egyptian themed undead, but my recipes are either too brown or too yellow and don't come off as real yet.
So any thoughts?
I am preparing to paint the nifty Reaper Bones nabassu demon, and I am struck by the art from the Pathfinder Bestiary. However, it occurs to me I have no idea how to get that bleached out reddish/purplish effect. I've got a pretty decent collection of Reaper paints, but I am strictly a basecoat-wash-drybrush highlights-details guy. I can't seem to get a lighter shade of red without it becoming orange or (worse) Pepto-bismol pink, and this guy definitely shouldn't be pink.
How should I tackle this mini? I really don't even know where to start to get that color effect.
I was painting a Bones stone golem for a game, and I attempted to give it a kind of tree bark looking texture or some kind of wood texture because... frankly they didn't have the miniature I was looking for in stock. My first thought was to attempt to make it look like muscle, but painting it in wood colors to make it look organic kind of like Groot. Though I scrapped that and tried a generic bark texture. Now it looks more like rust on iron in my opinion, so i finished it for now.
What would you have done to attempt to make this guy look more 'wooden'.
What NMM colors do you guys use to make a metal object look like gold, silver, and copper?? I would really appreciate some combinations to go from a dark area(under the elbow facing down, to slowly changing to the bright effect where the light reflects from. Say start with a dark brown to light brown to tan to blonde to blonde + white for highlight. But what are your colors from Reaper preferably? Please list color number ie..09028 muddy brown then 09030 leather brown. Next 09032 amber gold, next, 09033 golden brown. I would really appreciate any help you masters could give me.