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    nice one. it looks really good. loads of variation to the textures.
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    @ Coyotebreaks - Thanks I'm really liking it too!

    Have a question though; Is there a good base to miniature ratio to use when deciding the size of a base compared to the mini? Some of the ideas I have for bases tend to look too big (either too tall or too wide) for the model I'm using (aka to much dead space). Thanks for the tips!
    For HIS glory, by HIS Grace,
    TheLost

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    I may not be the right person to answer this question as I tend to expend the size of the base(diorama) on every new project

    But I would say it depdend on the case.

    For exemple if yo are building a base for miniature for gaming purpose, then I think it's better to keep it relatively small, for abvious reasons (you can go a little bigger for special units of course).

    And when you paint for display, you can do as large as you want.

    BUT

    The larger you go, the more carful you need to be because it's easy to loose the specator in larger base.
    So make sure the composition (structural and the colors too) direct the spectator eye to the miniature and/or the action you want to enthasis.

    Hope it make sense.

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    @ Dexter0015 - makes perfect sense. I was definitely having that issue with losing the miniature in the scene because some base elements were too big or too tall. Thanks for the input!
    For HIS glory, by HIS Grace,
    TheLost

    My WIP thread: http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...34-TheLost-WIP

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    I'm glad I could help.

    I think it's always a good idea to rely on traditional art as artists figured out a lot of thing along the years for us to use.

    Here is a small article that summarize some rules really well:
    https://drawpaintacademy.com/underst...n-for-artists/

    It apply to 2D paint sure, but 95% of it is still true for 3D art too.

  6. #306

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter0015 View Post
    I'm glad I could help.

    I think it's always a good idea to rely on traditional art as artists figured out a lot of thing along the years for us to use.

    Here is a small article that summarize some rules really well:
    https://drawpaintacademy.com/underst...n-for-artists/

    It apply to 2D paint sure, but 95% of it is still true for 3D art too.

    WOW Thanks!!! This is gonna help a ton!!! Thank you!!!
    For HIS glory, by HIS Grace,
    TheLost

    My WIP thread: http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...34-TheLost-WIP

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    Would definitely depend on the final application you are looking for.

    If it is for your own pleasure, then do what the hell you like and makes you happy. Don't be constrained by rules - you'll soon realise what is visually pleasing to yourself. I've seen some brilliantly done tall thin bases that work with a specific miniature and similarly large bases that set a scene for a specific model. I've also seen plenty of brilliantly painted minis ruined by fussy bases that make us lose sight of the focal point.

    If it is for competition then things are definitely kept to a minimum at most events I've attended - less is more and it should compliment rather than detract from the figure. Using a complimentary contrasting colour can be a simple but great way to make the mini stand out even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairster View Post
    Would definitely depend on the final application you are looking for.

    If it is for your own pleasure, then do what the hell you like and makes you happy. Don't be constrained by rules - you'll soon realise what is visually pleasing to yourself. I've seen some brilliantly done tall thin bases that work with a specific miniature and similarly large bases that set a scene for a specific model. I've also seen plenty of brilliantly painted minis ruined by fussy bases that make us lose sight of the focal point.

    If it is for competition then things are definitely kept to a minimum at most events I've attended - less is more and it should compliment rather than detract from the figure. Using a complimentary contrasting colour can be a simple but great way to make the mini stand out even more.
    Thanks! Pretty much painting for myself at this point, and may try my hand at some competitions that aren't as competitive as Golden Demon. But still, would rather hone my skills in a way that can accomplish both endeavors. Always a fan of your work!

    By the way! I'm probably gonna use your grot wagon/ship conversion on Instagram for reference for a pirate grot ship I want to make in the future
    Last edited by TheLost; 05-19-2020 at 03:44 PM.
    For HIS glory, by HIS Grace,
    TheLost

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    Been a while again... lots going on in the world keeping me busy and drained... but, still making some basic bases here and there to practice painting techniques.

    Here's a small desert base I made for a simple grot. I stacked some random cork pieces and covered them with a few layers of acrylic putty to make the rocks, and then used GW's technical paints for the cracked earth. Normal dirt from the yard used for the accumulation around the rocks. Should be fun to paint! A few more small bases to go, and I'll be ready to start painting!

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    For HIS glory, by HIS Grace,
    TheLost

    My WIP thread: http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...34-TheLost-WIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorb View Post
    Nice work, that is a cool looking base.
    Thanks!
    For HIS glory, by HIS Grace,
    TheLost

    My WIP thread: http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...34-TheLost-WIP

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