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Thread: Ozz's painting blog.
07-26-2012, 02:35 PM #1
Ozz's painting blog.
I am going to try and start to post links to my work on here, and see if i can use any feed back that is offered to get better
First off, i am painting Misaki, and both the Vicks to try to have them ready for next weeks demos. I have started Misaki for now, the scheme is stolen from this thread:
She is somewhere on that first page
The blue is almost done on her, then i need to highlight the purple, and then move onto the rest of the model My first attempt at blending the colours properly on a model. (or well second but the first was just a snake on a Bayou base so does not count:P)
Let me know what you think, and for the most part i think i will just post completed models, unless people request the odd WIP shot as this first one is
07-26-2012, 04:47 PM #2
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I think the blue looks good. Now let's see the final product.
07-26-2012, 07:08 PM #3
Should be up tonight, Hair, Shoes Rock and base to finish, i just hope the purple shows up better in the next set of pics now its done
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This is the finished Misaki:
She looks a little more plain that i had hoped in the picture, and i have cleaned the sand up a little bit since the pic, but up close she looks good and i am happy enough with her. Bar the face and hair, but i just do nto have the energy generally to do ether of those properly:(
What do you think?
07-28-2012, 05:13 PM #4
Ok slow progress on gun vick, but only a little done for sword vick, but its moving along
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Ok got her finished now, this would be Gun vick.
I like her apart from the brown straps on her legs :( My favourite part is her hair, as hers looks in my opinion quite good, but i almost always fail at painting the hair:P
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Now to try and finish sword vick tomorrow, and perhaps Hans by Wednesday and then possibly on to Von Schill and his friends We shall see.
07-31-2012, 05:14 PM #5
Ok got the Sword Vick finished slower than planned, but here she is:
Sorry for the pants photo, but it was the best i could seem to manage atm, not sure why :(
And it seems i lied before it is not Hans to go next, i need to get the Ronin started
And i have also ordered a book i have had recommended to me which should help with some painting tricks and creating some of my own custom bases perhaps But we shall see (im getting terribly bored with these grass & sand bases i keep using).
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I do have a question about how to paint the Ronnin actually.
Do you think they are better each as an individual paint scheme?
Should they match each other, but be separate from the Vicks?
Or should they all match the Vicks?
Main one im thinking of is the red coat on gun vick, as i like how that looks but i tend to think they being outcasts should have very little to unify them, and so wanted other peoples opinions for them?
07-31-2012, 09:33 PM #6
Looks like you're making some good progress here! Have you played around with washes much? I find they can add a lot of depth to a model without too much extra work.
I also wouldn't be afraid to try some more extreme highlights. I often do fairly subtle shading myself, but when the models are down on the table, a lot of my hard work is lost unless you get up close. I've started experimenting with very dark shades in the recesses, even black on jackets, capes, etc., and it really helps your main color pop.
As for the color scheme, I think it's really personal preference. I've painted my ronin and Vikis all different colors (although fairly complimentary). I would be more concerned with making your bases unified. In my mind Ronin are solitary guns/swords for hire that are in it for themselves, not to be part of a team. That being said, some people love the unity of a crew that uses the same colors. I say have fun and make each one unique.
Good luck! Looking forward to seeing more.
08-01-2012, 03:14 AM #7
In general I do tend to use washes I just don't really know what to use for those models so I have left them off mostly bar the metal on sword Vick and the hair for both vicks and the flesh. As for more extreme highlights, are you meaning to just go much lighter in smaller areas?
And thanks for saying that i could maybe do with doing more extreme highlights, i have a tendency to think that my final ones are always to light, so nice to know i am mistaken
And thanks for the link to your crew, they look great :D
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08-01-2012, 06:29 AM #8
And as i was bored and felt like it this is just a random link to my Malifaux shelf:
Missing a fair chunk of stuff, lots of guild in my case atm, along with Lilith and co who fill the big hole in the middle of the shelf, and i have models on my painting table and away with Mitch to be painted as metal and pig flesh i had no ideas how to do properly for an entire model
08-01-2012, 06:54 AM #9
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Damn, this is a lot of models i have just a few and no time to paint them...for now. This shelf looks impressed.
08-01-2012, 11:24 AM #10
Thanks, @Ozz -
I know that I've been trying to teach myself to over-exaggerate highlights. It doesn't come naturally, especially when you are looking at a model so close up while painting and you can see the subtle highlighting that you are doing. I try to remember how far away they can look on the table, and it's nice to have those highlights pop from a distance.
I think that blocking out the main colors can be the most difficult and time consuming part, and you do that very well. A couple of very dark strokes in the folds of the fabric, and a wash here or there, and you'd be well on your way to very dynamic looking models. Keep up the good work, and don't be afraid to be too bold. Especially after it dries, I'm always surprised at how "normal" too much highlighting can look. It's like make-up on movie actors - close up might be a little much, but on screen they just look like important characters.
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