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For Battletch, CAV and models, realistic. For Bloodbowl, cartoony, especially mr Female  Chaos Dwarf team, Pandora;s Manic Sisters.

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since I tend to like expressive faces, I lean more toward the exaggerated cartoony approach in my miniatures.  

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8 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION June 21th - June 23th

 

When painting minis do you like the realistic or the cartoony approach?

Show ( some) of your work.

BONUS: Paint something in the opposite style and show us ( older work acceptable also if you can't make it)

I paint realistic-ish and cartoonish, as much as one can with fantasy and sci-fi minis.

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8 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION June 21th - June 23th

 

When painting minis do you like the realistic or the cartoony approach?

Show ( some) of your work.

BONUS: Paint something in the opposite style and show us ( older work acceptable also if you can't make it)

Both. The last year I did serious painting (2014), I tried an experiment in painting what was then the 'american style' vs 'european style', which kind of tracks to cartoony vs realistic (or chromatic vs gritty or something, I dunno). It was a lot of fun and I recommend everyone try it! Old photos because that's what I got.

 

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@CashWiley  which is which?

 

 

(I really like that Barbarian’s sword.)

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8 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION June 21th - June 23th

 

When painting minis do you like the realistic or the cartoony approach?

Show ( some) of your work.

BONUS: Paint something in the opposite style and show us ( older work acceptable also if you can't make it)

 

I'd say more towards the cartoony side but I do try for realistic. Here's a mini I consider one of my better ones for more cartoony.

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For realistic I have one I finished a couple days ago I'll try to photograph soon.

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9 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION June 21th - June 23th

 

When painting minis do you like the realistic or the cartoony approach?

Show ( some) of your work.

BONUS: Paint something in the opposite style and show us ( older work acceptable also if you can't make it)

 

Both! I love the realism that can emerge from paying attention to lighting, shadows, etc. I also love the clean shading from cartoony styles.

 

A long time ago, @CashWiley was working on some extreme shading before blending on his KD:M minis. I absolutely loved the clean look of his WIP minis and they reminded me of the sharp-edged Borderlands style.

 

I uh, didn't actually own any minis at the time so I put them in my Ideas OneNote. 

I forgot about them until just now. I knew Bathory's amazing comic work was similar to something I had wanted to try but my brain was/is full of holes. :lol: 

 

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I'm working on a few different minis right now - Kiara will be painted realistically once I'm done sculpting her, my dragon is a mix (based off of a real snake but with some cartoony effects), and a surprise one will be full cartoon. I'm awfully excited for the last one but I can't show it until the end of August.

 

We just moved so I haven't been able to do much lately and ReaperCon is coming up aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

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I try to keep a certain realism in my painting, especially when I paint animals.

Even a fantasy mini can look more realistic, and I try to achieve that.

 

Older pics, I have little or no time this weekend.

I did a Chibi mini once for my oldest stepvixen, and the Frog Cavalry from Eureka is painted in realistic colours but their looks are just cartoony!

 

Realistic ( as I could manage)

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Carrtoonish

 

 

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10 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION June 21th - June 23th

 

When painting minis do you like the realistic or the cartoony approach?

Show ( some) of your work.

BONUS: Paint something in the opposite style and show us ( older work acceptable also if you can't make it)

 

I would say realistic because of my approach to highlights and shadows.  I have done some that read the other way though.  One of these days I'll paint some cell shaded style minis, just not sure when.

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11 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION June 21th - June 23th

 

When painting minis do you like the realistic or the cartoony approach?

Show ( some) of your work.

BONUS: Paint something in the opposite style and show us ( older work acceptable also if you can't make it)

 

I think I lean towards more realistic but with brighter colors.

 

This one is probably my most cartoony:

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Most are more like these:

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I find it strange that a lot of us seem to interpret "bright colours" to mean "cartoony". Based on that cell shaded picture @Morihalda posted above, I'd say most of us paint realistically. The world is full of bright colours.

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27 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

I find it strange that a lot of us seem to interpret "bright colours" to mean "cartoony". Based on that cell shaded picture @Morihalda posted above, I'd say most of us paint realistically. The world is full of bright colours.

 

I agree with this.

 

When I think "cartony", I think of a clear style difference from the single-light-source, highlight/shadow we typically follow.

 

@Bathory's cross-hatch style is distinctly different. I would describe it as comic-style, or maybe cross-hatch, but it is clearly distinct from the most popular style.

 

I have seen some Gundam/mecha styles that attempt to look cell-shaded. That one I might call more cartoonish.

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29 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

I find it strange that a lot of us seem to interpret "bright colours" to mean "cartoony". Based on that cell shaded picture @Morihalda posted above, I'd say most of us paint realistically. The world is full of bright colours.

 

I think like most things when talking about art, it is a matter of interpretation. For me when I hear "cartoony" I think not just of the cell-shaded style but also like how most people paint chibis. For me its not just bright colors but how the colors are used. I say that my mage is my most "cartoony" not just because of the bright colors but more so the combination of colors I used and how I tried to exaggerate the shading.

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14 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

WEEKEND QUESTION June 21th - June 23th

 

When painting minis do you like the realistic or the cartoony approach?

Show ( some) of your work.

BONUS: Paint something in the opposite style and show us ( older work acceptable also if you can't make it)

I'm not sure.

I think I probably kind of smash the two together and what comes out is what comes out.

 

Warduke:

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More pics here, if you're interested.

 

 

13 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

To all of you would like to play games with their minis but can't find people to play with.

 

There are several games out there that you can play solo ( Warhammer Quest to name one), maybe an idea that not everyone has considered?

 

Me..I like to arrange the troops, take pics, conjure up stories and have fun.

Yes..I'm a big kid at those moments, but who cares, the rest of the time I'm an adult.

I have looked into solo gaming, but there are A LOT of rules out there, and it can get expensive trying to find a good set.

(Hmmmm, this might make a good thread....)

Warhammer Quest is something I'd love to get my hands on, but any time I see a copy go up for sale anywhere, it goes for insane amounts of money.

 

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2 hours ago, redambrosia said:

I find it strange that a lot of us seem to interpret "bright colours" to mean "cartoony". Based on that cell shaded picture @Morihalda posted above, I'd say most of us paint realistically. The world is full of bright colours.

 

You put that into better words. I'm telling you guys, I'm awful at it. :lol: But yeah, I was trying to get to that by pointing out lighting and shading differences.

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