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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 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'.
This thread is designed to advice to disabled people in the hobby. In starting this thread a free exchange of solutions are offered to those posting with difficulties in painting.
Starting off ...I am new to painting and disabled. My Cerebral Palsy makes holding minis somewhat difficult while painting. Admitidlly, my CP is mild compared to most but fine muscle and motor control is a problem. Thus far, many suggested in my other post, http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/52019-getting-started/ the use of poster puddy stuck on a graspable surface (upside mud, pill bottle, and wooden doll) tends to work best.
Bracing your brush hand against the table's edge is another idea that has been offered. I am curious to try it when my figures come in next week.
For those who cannot hold the brush, a thought I had was a duplicate to the above but add your brush to the buddy.
Are there any other ideas or methods that you can suggest?
By Tranquil Ape
So, i have started a new project mini, and I have an idea of what i want to do but no clue how to approach it.
The mini will have a light source, lets say a glowing globe in its hand..and i want the light cast from the glow to be shown on the mini...
do i paint the mini as normal first and then gradually buildup transparent layers of the glow color on those appropriate areas where the casted light would fall?
any example images or links woulg be greatly appreciated too... i've seen a few images at Coolminiornot that seem to be doing what i am talking about...