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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot

San Diego, CA USA

A good friend who is an excellent painter has been giving me assignments lol homework really, to refine my skills. I'll be sharing them here and if you try it out for yourself post it here!!



1. prime model
2. pick a high contrasting color to the base (black primer, white paint here)
3. think up a design or look one up on google images.
4. I did this but you can find your own way. I made little dots of the design then connected them. (the "teacher" uses a colored pencil sharpened to a needle tip to rough out his designs

1st layer---- paint 1:1 water/color
2nd layer--- Dip brush in 1st mix, then dip just the tip in raw paint (get a little blob on it) then wipe it on a towel lightly just to get the bulb off and refine your painting tip.

here's my mess lol.

notes: This is a bit much with the white over black. It's to get you use to the movements. Better effects will be achieved when using tones of the same color i.e. on a blue cloak and designing with blue green.

This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2009/03/25 02:35:51

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Guardsman with Flashlight

Wow that makes a lot of sense I will try that on my next fig, thanks.

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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws

Troutdale, Oregon

I love the idea of exercises, keep them coming!

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Longtime Dakkanaut

Las Vegas

Yeah, these are really cool! Thanks!

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Fresh-Faced New User

That is the most fabulous Khorne Beserker I've ever seen.

Good tips though, I especially like the one about dipping the brush in straight paint with thinned underneath. I always have trouble striking a balance between thin enough to flow, but not so thick that it doesn't dry smooth, especially in small detail areas like that.
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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot

San Diego, CA USA

Thanx! I'm glad you guys liked the info. I'll share more with you as I get the "assignments" lol. I'm still learning just like you and I thought it was a cool and fun exercise to try.

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Winston-Salem, NC


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Sacrifice to the Dark Gods

What would one suggest i look up to find a kool design?

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Grey Knight Psionic Stormraven Pilot

Sacramento, CA

Cletic knots are probably a good place to start.

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Bane Knight

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Shas'o Lorgar wrote:What would one suggest i look up to find a kool design?


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that looks very cool. Perfect for tatoos on Daemonettes, or making models look uber-cool.
About how long did that take you?

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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot

San Diego, CA USA

At the time about 25 minutes. Much faster now

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Perturbed Blood Angel Tactical Marine

Gloucester, MA

That looks awesome mate

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Shas'o Lorgar wrote:What would one suggest i look up to find a kool design?

Go here, pick a cool-looking script, and write out something simple (the name of the unit, its rank, the name of its army, 'test', 'paint'...) in that script over and over. Or do the same thing with the Tau alphabet.
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