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I started this in a WIP and have finally finished my first background for taking pictures.  This one is made with fairly lightweight watercolor paper.  I taped it down tight, primed with gesso, and built up from light to dark layers (all cheap craft paints).  The concept was for the whole thing to appear nebulous, as a dark cloud with obscured lighter flashes.  I think it turned out pretty close to my vision.  The half-painted creatures are just my first test shot with the background.  My phone camera did occasionally try to focus on the background, so on the next attempt (some kind of brighter theme) I will try to soften the edges (paint started to dapple on the blacks and grays).  What do you think?

 

WIP here:  http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/83003-attempting-to-paint-generic-backgrounds-for-miniature-photography/&tab=comments#comment-1760821

 

For those curious, the bug is primed in Reaper brush on primer, black, and it's carapace has two coats of Golden's Interference (purple-green) paint.  Boxy is clean Bones, primed with Brown Liner with Old West Rose fleshy bits.  They'll get their own WIP soon.

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It looks like a subdued Jackson Pollock, but it does work WONDERFULLY with the miniatures. VERY NICELY DONE!

 

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