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Jade Green and Seven Dwarfs: 60184: Meyanda, Android Priestess and a bunch of dwarfs as Exalted Jadeborn


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8 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

I'm still a bit baffled how you paint.

At first it seems a bit messy, and then suddenly it all comes together and looks brilliant!


I've been thinking for a while that I should try to explain how I paint.


The way I paint minis comes from the way I paint paintings, so I thought I would start a thread about how I paint paintings.


Stay tuned for a link to the thread.

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1 hour ago, Pingo said:


I've been thinking for a while that I should try to explain how I paint.


The way I paint minis comes from the way I paint paintings, so I thought I would start a thread about how I paint paintings.


Stay tuned for a link to the thread.


A new thread: On the techniques of panel painting and how they apply to miniatures, by Pingo

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I painted some blue on the Oathworn Dwarf Princess. This is pure Phthalocyanine Blue mixed with a lot of Titanium White (I've mentioned the phthalos are really strong colors; when mixing them I prefer to start with whatever other color I am mixing with and add a very small amount at a time).

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I added some metallic colors. These are just Golden's Iridescent Silver and Iridescent Gold, thinned down just enough to be soft on the brush - I don't know if I'm being too clear here - then mostly wiped off the brush and lightly laid on the high points of the prepared surfaces. It's nothing so thin as a wash; this is so that it won't run into the crannies and will stay where I put it. It's not very thickly painted and I have deliberately not put it over every bit of the black (or red) underpainting.


Tho Oathsworn Dwarf Adventurer:

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Hasslefree's HFD014: Hatherly

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Reaper's 14143: Kara Foehunter, Dwarf Hero:





The Oathsworn Dwarf Princess:

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I painted Meyanda's boots with straight Carbon Black.



I mixed up a bunch of browns (and a few greys and blues) and painted assorted things on the dwarves. They are mixed from various combinations of Raw Sienna, Burnt SIenna, Burnt Umber, Ultramarine Blue, and Titanium White.



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Reaper's 14143: Kara Foehunter, Dwarf Hero:





Oathsworn Dwarf Princess:




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Hasslefree's HFD014: Hatherly





Red Box Games:




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Did a little bit on the Oathsworn Dwarf Princess. I painted her gems and the flower on her hammer, and added some gentler lights and shadows to her blue and green dress and her purple cloak. Details on colors etc. available on request.







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Some intensified shadows on Meyanda, Android Priestess. This is basically a dark transparent subdued blue mixed from Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna, glazed on where appropriate.





And speaking of glazing, I decided to paint those shiny crystals and spheres that some of them are carrying. I mixed a transparent violet from Ultramarine Blue and Quinacridone Magenta and glazed it on the Red Box dwarf's staff crystal. Note that I adjusted the color, so that some of the violets are more blue and some more magenta. Using more than a single color makes the gem look more realistic.





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I thought it looked a little too purple, so I added some dull transparent green mixed from Phthalo Green and Burnt Umber to tone it down. The crystal in her hand is glazed with a mix of Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine Blue.





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Here's the little Ral Partha guy. I intensified the shadows in his robe with a red-violet mixed from Quinacridone Magenta and Ultramarine Blue, then touched up highlights with pure Red Oxide. I also painted Red Oxide between his fingers to look like a glow and glazed some Titaniumn White on his face for light. Basically I am setting up to paint his orb.







I glazed a greenish-black mixed from Phthalo Green and Burnt Umber and Ultramarine Blue on the top of the orb and a rosy pinkish Quinacridone Magenta below that. There's some Quinacridone Magenta on his face too.





I painted little white highlights on the orb.





I fiddled with his base and some details a little.






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A few bits. I had a nice translucent shading green (mixed from Phthalo Blue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, and Red Oxide), so I added some shading to Hatherly's tunic.





I added some dark purple shadows (mixed from Red Oxide, Ultramarine Blue, and Burnt Sienna) and some pure Red Oxide highlights to the Red Box dwarf.





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Every once in a while I paint a single shadow color and just sweep up whatever I am working on and apply it wherever it works.


This is a single cold shadow color, a transparent blueish grey mixed from Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna. It has been my single favorite mixed shadow color for decades.


I think the unified shadows make the Oathsworn Dwarf Princess look more realistic and less like a coloring book.













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