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That is really great work!!! I have one comment - to make it look real I would include some weathering over the artwork to look as if it wasn't just painted on. If you want the just painted on look then I would have some area around the art clean of the weathering to look as it the area was just cleaned for painting.

Just thoughts on work that is already looking great!
Dave
   
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I will say that based of this tutorial I will try this for some of my ultra marines. If I ever get a digital camera I will show my work.....unless of course it is god awful
   
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Twisted Trueborn with Blaster






That is pretty much the most amazing freehand painting I have ever seen.

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Incorporating Wet-Blending






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Freehand for dummies huh? Where's the tut for "people who have club feet for hands"? :-P Good work. I wish I was within an order of magnitude of your skill.

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Western Washington State, U.S.A.

Very well done sir! I'm going to try this on one of my command tanks. What to paint on a russ...

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Trigger-Happy Baal Predator Pilot




Toronto (GTA), Ontario

Awesome tutorial! Unfortunately my hand is shaky and can't get small details or stay "inside the lines" too easily. That's why I love painting orks and SM.





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Leutnant




Australia

"Not to offend anyone - but am I the only one who finds renaissance-ish type paintings on a tank to be a little silly and out of character for the 40k universe?

I could maybe see the Sisters of Battle doing something like that... but Space Marines strike me as too "War and prepare for War" to care about art.
"
obveously you havent read the horus heresy books or many 40k fluff books then

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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

Lextheimpaler wrote:"Not to offend anyone - but am I the only one who finds renaissance-ish type paintings on a tank to be a little silly and out of character for the 40k universe?

I could maybe see the Sisters of Battle doing something like that... but Space Marines strike me as too "War and prepare for War" to care about art.
"
obveously you havent read the horus heresy books or many 40k fluff books then


Space marines are not mere warriors, they are monks and scholars too. Often being masters of various arts and sciences as well as with weaponry.
   
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Had the joy of playing littleboyblues a few weeks back. I must say these are even more stunning in person. Great artist and great opponent.


 
   
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Squishy Oil Squig




Minneapolis

Great tutorial im going to give it a try now
   
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Back in GA

I agree schmapi. While I cant do 2d art like this I am an above average 3d painter and I am not a fan of this type of art on the models. Please dont take this the wrong way as like I said I can not do 2d art like that, but the overall quality of the paint job on the rest of the tank seems to be lacking.

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Calculating Commissar






Kamloops, B.C.

You know what I just thought? How scary would it be to see a Titan coming at you painted to look like Marble with murals all over it? I'm pretty sure I'd drop a brown Grot in my pants if I was so unfortunate

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Yellin' Yoof




Land of Queens, Australia

Note: Must actually be a good artist before hand. Failing that, get someone else to do it.

Yeah freehanding isn;t so much a skill that can be taught in a simple tutorial like this. It's a delicate process thats far beyond a 10 step program. You need some basic idea of artistic composition, and in artworks such as this, human anatomy is a must.

It's an awesome tank, by no strech of the imagination am I denying the skill that you have for this, or that yes, this tut does have a methodic structure indicitive of making this process easier, but as I've been siting, one must first have some skill in freehand painting. This tutorial will not help you there...

1000pts-ish...

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Tinkering Tech-Priest






Good grief. That is really amazing. Do you dare play with it?

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Missionary On A Mission




The Eye of Terror

lol wee space marine willy.

I'm so immature.

 
   
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Whiteshield Conscript Trooper



england

You are my lord im not worthy! this has helped me so much!

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Omnis Arcanum

I tried doing this the other day and I primer my model with a base coat of white and when I used my pencil it scratched away the primer I tried softer but then nothing should up what am I doing wrong?

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@ Warhammertabletop; I use a normal number 2 pencil man. The problem may be one of two things. Is the primer completely cured? Give it a day or two before trying to draw on the surface. Also you don't have to push very hard so don't apply too much pressure. Something else it could be is (I don't know how to describe this) there is different brands/kinds of number 2 pencil even though they're both rated at a grade 2. I use the wooden ones with the more "grainy" lead inside. The kind that is really "smooth" and the wood around the lead is kind of "spongy" will not work as well. Best of luck.

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This is a cool tutorial, and a great piece of art! Excellent plagarization of Michelangelo!
   
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I feel awful that he can draw a picture of magnificent quality about a square inch big, and i cant draw like that on a piece of bloody A4 paper

Look at the size of 'em!
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Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

This tutorial (or the WIP thread) was what got me signed up to Dakka.

I've had a go on my CSM Rhino top hatch... It is kind of ok from a distance, but I think I will have to strip it and start again I think.

Had a nice devil pupetmaster and puppet picture I was basing it on. I think much practice is required before I get anywhere close to your standard

   
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this tutorial freakin pwns its definately the best thing ive seen sinced i signed up for this website (yesterday)



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this tutorial freakin pwns its definately the best thing ive seen sinced i signed up for this website (yesterday)

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...nothing else matters...


 
   
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Note to Self: start practicing and practicing, coz these might suddenly appear on a few of my tanks.. mind you in slightly more morbid forms...

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London, England

"Not to offend anyone - but am I the only one who finds renaissance-ish type paintings on a tank to be a little silly and out of character for the 40k universe"

"..Space Marines strike me as too "War and prepare for War" to care about art."

I can see what you mean but a lot of the Chapters are reputed to be phenomenal artist, notably the Blood Angels fluff places them as some of the greatest and most stylised artists in the galaxy.








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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Omadon's Realm

Yes and some of these tanks are supposed to be thousands of years old and treated like holy relics. This sort of artistry is very in keeping with the sci-fi dark ages that makes up the background for 40k.



 
   
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Windsor, Ontario

MeanGreenStompa wrote:Yes and some of these tanks are supposed to be thousands of years old and treated like holy relics. This sort of artistry is very in keeping with the sci-fi dark ages that makes up the background for 40k.
This. I sometimes think and chuckle about how many squeeky clean, fresh-off-the-lot Land Raiders you see. If it was a chimera, that's a different story (still churned out and wrecked by the thousands), but Land Raiders are venerable relics from long-dead eras of man's history; They're borderline sentient for cripes sake!

Besides, most 40k vehicles bigger than a Raider are basically flying/rolling/floating cathedrals; I doubt many of them lack majestic frescoes like this.
   
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Earth

I love your work man, it's really inspiring. I'll use your techniques on our looted land raider

 
   
 
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