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9 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Weekend Question Feb 28th / March 1st.

Asides from brushes/Airbrushes, what else do you use to paint with?

( Sponges, skewers, pens, cloth, fingers?)

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I've used toothpicks in my very early days in the hobby when I only had access to old cheap synthetics brushes. With a hobby knife, I could whittle them down to obtain a very fine point that was perfect for eyes or other fine details. Depending on the situation, I can still use them.

 

After participating in @Ludo's hobby hijinx at ReaperCon allowed me to "experiment" with a wide variety of other tools (fingers, cotton swabs, etc.).

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9 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Weekend Question Feb 28th / March 1st.

Asides from brushes/Airbrushes, what else do you use to paint with?

( Sponges, skewers, pens, cloth, fingers?)

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And with this I will transfer the Questor Robes to @ManvsMini who will interrogate you during March.

Thank you all for your answers and participation, love this crowd!

 

I have some micron pens for things like pupils and writing on scrolls and such. And occasionally I'll use them to draw little tatoos. I use makeup brushes for dry brushing of all kinds. 

 

Thanks for the questions!

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15 hours ago, Grumpy Cave Bear said:

 

It’s a poor substitute for the palette tool, but you should make yourself one of these:

 

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It’s a bunch of old business cards, cut up, painted and numbered with a swatch of each color in my paint box.  This ring has all 50 of my Reaper HD colors — somewhere I have another with all the MSP triads I own, and I plan to make up another for my Vallejo paints, some rainy weekend.

 

No more guessing — you can always find the paint color you want, know exactly what it looks like when dry, and know that it’s in your collection.  And it’s portable!

 

(If you do make one, also paint the edge of each swatch card.  It makes finding a particular color easier.)

 

Anyone trying this sort of thing (and I agree that it would be useful, though I've never done it), might consider doing what artist's paint labels do: paint the swatch over a black and white striped substrate. The stripes allow you to see what the paint will look like over a darker surface and also show you the opacity immediately.

 

11 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Weekend Question Feb 28th / March 1st.

Asides from brushes/Airbrushes, what else do you use to paint with?

 

I tried painting with just a brush or an airbrush, and nothing happened. Then I tried using paint, which improved my results noticeably. :B):

 

I've used a toothbrush for a splatter effect, which while it's technically a brush, seems different enough to fit into the sense of the question. And I've used foam for paint texturing on terrain. I've never found pens or skewers or whatever to work anywhere near as well as a brush with a good point.

 

11 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

And with this I will transfer the Questor Robes to @ManvsMini who will interrogate you during March.

Thank you all for your answers and participation, love this crowd!

 

Thank you for your thoughtful and interesting questions.

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1 hour ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Anyone trying this sort of thing (and I agree that it would be useful, though I've never done it), might consider doing what artist's paint labels do: paint the swatch over a black and white striped substrate. The stripes allow you to see what the paint will look like over a darker surface and also show you the opacity immediately..

 

Good idea.  I’ll try it when I make a set for my Vallejo colors, and show the results when I finish

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17 hours ago, Grumpy Cave Bear said:

 

It’s a poor substitute for the palette tool, but you should make yourself one of these:

 

B062C10C-BC01-43E6-BBC5-103AF5B37502.jpeg.b2c954c9e6706da23b3bf59d88fbb778.jpeg

 

It’s a bunch of old business cards, cut up, painted and numbered with a swatch of each color in my paint box.  This ring has all 50 of my Reaper HD colors — somewhere I have another with all the MSP triads I own, and I plan to make up another for my Vallejo paints, some rainy weekend.

 

No more guessing — you can always find the paint color you want, know exactly what it looks like when dry, and know that it’s in your collection.  And it’s portable!

 

(If you do make one, also paint the edge of each swatch card.  It makes finding a particular color easier.)

 

It's a cool idea, and I can see its uses.   What I used the power palette for was to pull colors out of inspiration images, because the eye and the brain don't always agree on what they see.   It was particularly good for skin and fur.   Anyway.... not expecting it back until after the wishlist is done, and parts shopping becomes available in the store again. 

 

13 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Weekend Question Feb 28th / March 1st.

Asides from brushes/Airbrushes, what else do you use to paint with?

( Sponges, skewers, pens, cloth, fingers?)

Show results!

 

And with this I will transfer the Questor Robes to @ManvsMini who will interrogate you during March.

Thank you all for your answers and participation, love this crowd!

 

Whatever will get the job done.  Most of the time a brush works, but I've used pins, toothpicks, tissue, Sharpies, toothbrushes and cotton swabs. 

 

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Aside from brushes, I’ve used toothpicks, pins, what was left of a paint brush after I removed the brush (a tiny circle maker), and pens.

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On 2/28/2020 at 2:34 AM, Glitterwolf said:

And with this I will transfer the Questor Robes to @ManvsMini who will interrogate you during March.

 

Thank you very much, as I don these robes, I accept the honor of being this month's interrogator.

 

<shakes off the robes, beats them with a stick to remove all the glitter... and yet some still remains>

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On 2/10/2020 at 3:10 PM, Morihalda said:
On 2/10/2020 at 1:40 AM, Glitterwolf said:

Question Feb. 10th.

Aside from the 25/28 mm Scale, do you like to paint minis/models in other scales?

Which ones?

I've definitely fallen for busts and the other larger scales, but I still love the normal scales for D&D characters!

 

About ten days after this question I picked up an actual bust: Rollo the Dane. He is still in the box though.

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