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    Quote Originally Posted by ekipage View Post
    Trevor is looking fantastic and I think I could benefit from that point of view of just going with it instead of getting frustrated
    cheers Eki, yes it deffo makes for happier painting.
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  2. #622

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    That is a very deep insight, I'll have to think that one over carefully. I have the typical procrastination problem, where I don't want to start painting until I'm "ready", because I'm afraid of messing up - it's gotta be right from the start, if you know what I mean. But then, every single mini goes through a "ugly duckling phase" in any case no matter what. So this idea that one can start slapping paint on (so to speak), taking a load off their shoulders, because no matter what they do afterwards it can only get better... I like that

  3. #623

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorb View Post
    That is a very deep insight, I'll have to think that one over carefully. I have the typical procrastination problem, where I don't want to start painting until I'm "ready", because I'm afraid of messing up - it's gotta be right from the start, if you know what I mean. But then, every single mini goes through a "ugly duckling phase" in any case no matter what. So this idea that one can start slapping paint on (so to speak), taking a load off their shoulders, because no matter what they do afterwards it can only get better... I like that
    indeed, there actually a couple of layers to the insight. the being as you say taking the load off your shoulders and be happy that all you can do is make it better. But also, I found by putting myself in a situation where I really truly believed the model was a lost cause, it opened up the different mindset. as soon as that pressure was taken away the panting because an intuition based process and a process based process.

    Rather the thinking of the many steps steps required to get from A to B it more a mater of looking at the model and thinking that bit needs to be darker so adding some dark colour then looking at another bit and making that dark to, then finding a bit that needs to be brighter and adding some bright paint. then somehwhere along the lines of things I might look and thing that blend needs to eb smoother, so I add a mid tone to make it smooth. So yeah I guess what im saying is find model you don't care about ands paint it fast. don't necessary use fast methods like dry brushing and heavy washes, still try to blend but go fast. doing that seems to open the mind to other things, or at least it did mine.
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  4. #624

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    its been a bit hard to get into the flow this last week. various stuff happening in the real world has been distracting me. however I managed to get a couple of painting sessions in here and there.

    I have mainly been working on his axe blade. I'm happy enough with the stone for now and next will be working on the ropes that are holding it on. Nothing else to report really.

    hopefully I will have little more progress to show next time.......


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  5. #625

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    I am really liking the green stones, especially since it isn't a color you typically think about for stone. And the green goes really well with the reddish hue to the body. Outstanding work on Trev so far!

  6. #626

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    cheers eki, yep cant take any credit for the scheme, but yeah the colours do look good against each other.
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  7. #627

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    Yeah, I like the green stones too, kinda like a light obsidian or a dark jade, especially with the facets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorb View Post
    Yeah, I like the green stones too, kinda like a light obsidian or a dark jade, especially with the facets.
    cheers, yes reminds me of that to.
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  9. #629

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    another week of slow progress with trevor. The details bits can really slow you down. spent a couple of sessions doing the rope. then over the weekend have been working the wooden bit. I didn't want to add another completely different colour to the scheme so went for greenish coloured wood, so to harmonises with the the stone. I reckon having a bit of lichen and what not on wood is a reasonable thing to happen, so colour can reexplained away..... I also addd some pure green and blue nuences. was good fun really. just threw paint on till to looked good.....


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    Last edited by Coyotebreaks; 03-01-2020 at 03:53 PM.
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  10. #630

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    I like the idea of having greenish stones. Are you thinking about making them a bit look like gems or "warpstonish"?
    This might fit to the bright color scheme you've chosen.

  11. #631

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graishak View Post
    I like the idea of having greenish stones. Are you thinking about making them a bit look like gems or "warpstonish"?
    This might fit to the bright color scheme you've chosen.
    thanks graishak. for the most part they will stays they are I think. so not really sure what they are other then green stones. some of the smaller ones on him like his earrings and round his neck I might make look a little more polished and gem like.
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  12. #632

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    Trev's looking awesome! you can definitely see the benefits/influence of the Soper course. Had the pleasure of seeing his model at the weekend and the level of detail and appreciation of texture and light is pretty staggering.

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    Nice work Coyote, that troll is going along extremely well, keep up the great work. Also i really love the color scheme so far, all goes together very nicely indeed.

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    Apologies for the late replies chaps. Ive been in a bit of a funk.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hairster View Post
    Trev's looking awesome! you can definitely see the benefits/influence of the Soper course. Had the pleasure of seeing his model at the weekend and the level of detail and appreciation of texture and light is pretty staggering.
    Thanks hairster. Yes he has definitely spend my eyes to lots of new stuff. I needed it I think. I was stagnating a bit. Trying these news things out has helped me to understand stuff I was already doing ad added some additional tools to draw from. David version is fantastic isn't it? so much attention to detail its staggering. all of his mins are really.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clouds View Post
    Nice work Coyote, that troll is going along extremely well, keep up the great work. Also i really love the color scheme so far, all goes together very nicely indeed.
    cheers clouds

    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter0015 View Post
    Love the color scheme. Nice work!

    Thanks dexter



    Sorry again for the long hiatus. I have been all over the shop (mentally) since the corona virus thing happened. So I have had had to take a forced break from the internet to try and get anxiety levels under control. I'm Ok now though I must add.

    But although I've been away from here you will be pleased to here that I haven't stopped painting altogether. although I have no been doing much. Im at the stage where it all details. and they are stressful. so I have only being doing short blasts when I have plucked up the motivation to do something. I've had a few issues catching finished bits of the model while painting other bits and then having to try and fix them. So I have found its taken loads of concentration to avoid error. which I can't seem to maintain for very long at the minute.

    Anyway, what has been good is I have really started to get a feel for painting with texture, I finding I ca push the contrast allot harder then I used to. in fact I have taken highlight to pure white, which is something ive never managed before.

    What I learned is the tiniest dot of white is all that you need. and the aded punch sort makes the the model make sense. so stuff that didn't look 'smooth' would look smooth just after a tiny dot has been placed.or at least I think so anyway. some sort of optical illusion I think. So yeah a good penny to drop I reckon.

    Plenty more practising in this vain to be done of course. but yeah. Progress I think.

    Anyway here's where Trevor as at now.....

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  16. #636

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    I hear you, on all of that! Trevor looks great. Super smooth and subtle shading.

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    How I live that troll and the colors used!!! Natural

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    Smooth blending! I'm jealous... Anyway, this little dots of white indeed add a serious layer of finition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaming Tiki View Post
    I hear you, on all of that! Trevor looks great. Super smooth and subtle shading.
    Quote Originally Posted by BloodASmedium View Post
    How I live that troll and the colors used!!! Natural
    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter0015 View Post
    Smooth blending! I'm jealous... Anyway, this little dots of white indeed add a serious layer of finition.
    thanks chaps. appreciate it
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    Trevor has been progressing nicely over the last few days. noting really exciting to show though. I found working on all the details was causing me to get bit impatient. So rather then rush them I have taken a brief break for a diversion. I just needed to throw some paint on a model and make a mess. You know the feeling.

    So although trevor has had the lion share of my painting time over the weekend spend a couple of hours on my next project. I call it a project, its more of a test piece. The next couple of models I have lined up are big. Much bigger than trevor and I don't have an airbrush. So in order to speed things up I decided to invest in the Artis Opus series D range of brushes (which for those not in the know are made for dry brushing). I had read good things about and also watched some go Bohuns' videos where he has has said dry brushing in good for big models. So I decided I would use this technique for these upcoming projects.

    But rather then try out these new brushes and techniques on big expensive models I thought a test piece would be in order. So I have used one of my malifaux models, Gareth the Little Gasser. The model is a decomposing gremlin so has lots of room to try out some wacky colour combos, but also a good model to get to grips with drybrshing.

    So yeah this is Gareth after two hours or 'ruffing out' . the next step will be to go in with my proper brush and see if despite the chaos it is still possible to get a decent finished look:

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    I have the messy painting urge out of my system now. so its going to be full steam ahead on Trevor again now.
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