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    Painting the Pin-Up Warrior of the Sun - Part 3



    The third installment of the Painting the Warrior of the Sun from Kingdom Death: Monster. This one is a bit shorter, and I go over the fishnet clothing, bracers, straps and bags. I also touch up the hair by adding some deeper shading, and more complimentary highlighting.
    This is a shorter one in the series, and I will conclude the paint job in Part 4, releasing soon.

    The main thrust of this part is to complete the clothing on the warrior herself, and to paint a pastel compliment to the pink on the figure itself. I will discuss the final scheme, and reasons for certain changes along the way in the final installment.

    All paints used in this video are Formula P3 unless stated otherwise. When a number appears in brackets (X) after a highlight or shade, this is the number of highlight/shade layers to apply, with each subsequent layer requiring more of the highlight colour into the base colour.

    Clothing:
    Base: Trollblood Base
    Shade: Coal Black (applied thin)
    Highlight 1: Arcane Blue
    Highlight 2 (3): Add Morrow White to Highlight 1
    Glaze: Exile Blue (just in deep areas and the mesh)
    Highlight 3: Menoth White Highlight

    Hair:
    Glaze: Beaten Purple + Exile Blue
    Highlight 1: Sulfuric Yellow
    Highlight 2 (2): Add Menoth White Highlight to Highlight 1
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    Quick Tip #53 - How to Paint a Colour: Gray



    Anohter in the 'How to Paint a Colour' series, this time covering gray. I also discuss some methodology when painting cloth that has a lot of overhang and an undulating surface.

    All paints used in this video are Formula P3 unless stated otherwise. When a shade/highlight has a number in brackets (X) after it, this means you highlight/shade that many layers, with each subsequent layer having more of the shade/highlight colour mixed into the base colour.

    Base: Greatcoat Grey
    Shade 1: Umbral Umber
    Shade 2: Thamar Black into the previous shade.
    Highlight (2): Trollblood Highlight

    Alternates: You can use the same shades and highlights by changing the base colour. Bastion Gray, Ironhull Gray, Thornwood Green can all be switched out easily.
    If you want a lighter gray, Trollblood Highlight as a base, and then Cryx Bane Highlight, and Bastion Gray as shades.
    Highlights and shades can be widely varied by using colours such as Cryx Bane Base, Sulfuric Yellow, and Menoth White Base.
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    The final installment of the Pin-Up Warrior of the Sun!

    Painting Pin-up Warrior of the Sun for KD: Monster - Finale

    In this episode I finish off the base, and provide some soft, yellow OSL (object source lighting) around the lanterns she has hanging at her waist.
    The base is finished in a gradient from deep blue to green to yellow. There's also some discussion on the scheme and why certain colour changes were required mid-stride. Some more discussion and focus is placed on moving the viewer's eye and creating focal points through colour and tonal contrast.



    All paints used in this video are Formula P3 by Privateer Press unless stated otherwise. When a number appears in brackets (X) after a highlight or shade, that is the number of highlights/shades to apply with each subsequent layer requiring more of the listed shade/highlight colour added to the base colour.

    Lower Tentacle:
    Base: Cygnar Blue Base
    Shade 1: Exile Blue
    Shade 2: Coal Black
    Highlight 1 (3): Trollblood Base
    Highlight 2: pure Menoth White Highlight

    Mid-Tentacle:
    Base: Iosan Green
    Shade (2): Gnarls Green
    Highlight (3): Menoth White Highlight

    Upper Tentacle:
    Base: Sulfuric Yellow
    Shade 1: glaze Wurm Green
    Shade 2: glaze Iosan Green
    Highlight 1 (2): Menoth White Highlight
    Highlight 2: pure Menoth White Highlight

    Blue Liquid:
    Base: Meridus Blue
    Shade (2): Cygnar Blue Base
    Highlight (2): Menoth White Highlight

    Lantern OSL:
    Sulfuric Yellow + Menoth White Highlight glazed in thin layers.

    I used pure Menoth White Highlight for final edging all over the model.
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    thanks for the video.
    The way you start your videos still make me cringe, but the results are super.

    What I find a bit weird with the Warrior of the Sun is how little contrast you have on the skin (in general and also compared to the other materials you painted on the figure) and still how good it looks.
    Forgot, that it works again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXXxxx View Post
    thanks for the video.
    The way you start your videos still make me cringe, but the results are super.

    What I find a bit weird with the Warrior of the Sun is how little contrast you have on the skin (in general and also compared to the other materials you painted on the figure) and still how good it looks.
    There's just a few more videos until I have changed the intro. Less pre-amble, less stuff said at the end. They're getting a bit shorter and more information-dense.
    So don't worry, the cringe-worthy intro will go away soon.
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    Quick Tip #54 - How to Paint Putrid Flesh

    Some more flesh is covered in this episode. This time, it's putrid, rotten flesh, on a ghouls from Uncle Mike's Worldwide and sculpted by Bob Murch.
    This contains some more intermediate techniques, and uses a few glazes. Brush control and paint consistency are the main techniques to master using this.

    Anyone with good brush control, and that knows how to use a glaze will find this method easy. Beginners wishing to push their skills further will find these methods to be an easy one to master with great looking results.



    All paints used in this video are Formula P3 by Privateer Press unless noted otherwise. When a number appears in brackets (X) after a shade or highlight, this is the number of layers to apply of each by adding more of the listed shade/highlight into the base colour.

    Skin:
    Base: Thrall Flesh
    Shade (2): Cryx Bane Base
    Glaze: Beaten Purple around knuckles mouth, wounds.
    Highlight (2): Menoth White Highlight
    Glaze: Wurm Green around wounds, eyes, face.

    Open Wounds:
    Base: Sanguine Base
    Highlight 1: Skorne Red + Sanguine Highlight
    Highlight 2: Add Ryn Flesh to Highlight 1

    For a more jaundiced look to the flesh, you can add Menoth White Base, or Sulfuric Yellow to the base colour, or highlights.
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    Quick Tip #55 - How to Paint Gemstones



    A quick and easy technique in which the pay-off is well worth the little time it takes. Make your gems look great with this easy method that any intermediate painter can accomplish. All you need is good brush control and you can have the snazziest looking gems on all of your miniatures.

    The base can be whichever colour you choose, and it is shaded and highlighted with pure white, or an ivory white and black.

    As you become more skilled at using the method, you can begin using intermediary colours, and deeper shades of the base for shading, which will create an even smoother blend and more realistic looking gemstone.
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    Quick Tip #56 - How to Brush-on Varnish

    By viewer request - how to use and apply a brush-on varnish.
    Once again some very basic, beginner stuff in this video. But also, it's something that you just don't see very often. So, as per the request, I demonstrate exactly how to apply your brush on varnish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canny View Post
    I will have to have a watch of these tonight will let you know how I get on
    I'm looking forward to it.
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    Painting Guide - Lord Carver Part 1

    Another video following in the same vein as the Warrior of the Sun from Kingdom Death: Monster. The first in a series of videos where in which I paint an entire miniature from beginning to end.

    This time is Lord Carver from Privateer Press' Hordes. He is a commission to match the same scheme of my Lock n' Load 2012 Master Craftsman winning Farrow army. All the secrets of that scheme will be revealed in this series.

    This episode covers the skin, face, and hair. Next episode will cover the cloak, bracers, leathers and cloth. The series will conclude with the completion of the model and coverage of all the gold and silver metals.

    These will release in-between my regular Quick Tips.



    All paints used in this video are Formula P3 from Privateer Press, unless stated otherwise. When a shade or highlight is followed by a number in brackets (X), this is the number of shades/highlights to apply by mixing in more of the stated colour into the base colour for each subsequent layer.

    Skin:
    Base - Trollblood Highlight
    Shade 1 - glaze Sanguine Highlight
    Shade 2 - glaze Beaten Purple
    Shade 3 - glaze Sanguine Base

    Each shade should cover a smaller area than the one previous.
    Re-take the Trollblood Highlight areas that have too much shading, or to clean up any messy glazing.

    Highlight 1 - Trollblood Highlight + Menoth White Highlight

    After the final highlight, apply thinned Midlund Flesh to areas such as the nose, lips, knuckles, knees, and ears. Cover with several thinned layers, depending on how tender, or fleshy you want certain areas to look.
    As a final contrast boost, you can add more Sanguine Base into the scars, inside the mouth, nose etc.

    Hair:
    Base - Thamar Black
    Highlight 1 - Bastion Gray (pure)
    Highlight 2 - Cryx Bane Highlight (pure)
    Highlight 3 - Cryx Bane Highlight + Menoth White Highlight

    Tusks:
    Base - 'Jack Bone
    Wash - Bloodtracker Brown
    Highlight 1 - Menoth White Base
    Highlight 2 - Menoth White Highlight

    Nails:
    Base - Sanguine Base
    Then a dot of Menoth White Base almost completely covering the nail, leaving an outline of the Sanguine Base.
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    Quick Tip #57 - Basing: Lava Pool



    Since covering basing extensively for my Patrons in their monthly video series, I thought I would share the basing love, and provide some basing tutorials for everyone else.

    This video shows from start to finish, the methods required to build and paint a glowing lava pool with a minimum of supplies. Only basic things like epoxy putty (green stuff), cork and white glue are needed to create some very thematic basing.

    All paints used in this video are Formula P3 by Privateer Press unless stated otherwise.

    Rock:
    Base coat - Bastion Gray
    Shade - wash of Umbral Umber + Coal Black
    Highlight 1 - drybrush Cryx Bane Highlight
    Highlight 2 - drybrush Trollblood Highlight

    Lava:
    Base - Menoth White Highlight
    Glaze 1 - Sulfuric Yellow
    Glaze 2 - Ember Orange
    Glaze 3 - Skorne Red

    Re-take any messy areas with Sulfuric Yellow and/or Menoth White Highlight.
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    No offence to the person making the music in your videos, but I just can't stand it. Also I'd prefer more explanation instead of watching you paint with music on the background. The results are good, but there is little teaching and lots of "watch me paint".

    Again, I mean no offence. I'm just sad to see the potential hindered by the music and lack of actual useful painting information. Many people seem to like these, so maybe that's just me. Hopefully I wasn't too negative. It's just that I'd watch these more and even support if few things were a bit different.

    The painting is good, video quality sufficient and the scarce explanations make sense.. but that freakin music is just too much. Sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by marke View Post
    No offence to the person making the music in your videos, but I just can't stand it. Also I'd prefer more explanation instead of watching you paint with music on the background. The results are good, but there is little teaching and lots of "watch me paint".

    Again, I mean no offence. I'm just sad to see the potential hindered by the music and lack of actual useful painting information. Many people seem to like these, so maybe that's just me. Hopefully I wasn't too negative. It's just that I'd watch these more and even support if few things were a bit different.

    The painting is good, video quality sufficient and the scarce explanations make sense.. but that freakin music is just too much. Sorry
    Not to worry. This feedback has already been collected, and the newest videos all feature more information, and less painting.
    Feedback is good, so don't worry I'm not offended.

    The only problem is that those watching for free have to suffer with this old format for another 5 videos or so.
    If you're a Patron, there are only a couple of videos left in this format, and the newest format video was already released to them to collect more feedback on that format. There is no more time-lapse painting (all real-time, and just key bits), more voice-over and explanation. They're shorter and more information dense.

    The consensus was pretty much what you have already said here, and why I have made, and will continue to make format changes and improvements.
    As long as you're not presenting your feedback like a douche (and you're not, it's negative, but constructive), I'm perfectly fine with it. If people didn't tell me what they liked or not, I wouldn't be able to make any improvements at all.
    Last edited by Ghool; 05-17-2017 at 10:50 AM.
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    Quick Tip #58 - Basing: Frost, Snow, and Ice



    Another quick tip on basing, this time with some snow and ice!
    I complete Fyanna, Torment of Everblight's base in this video with some frosty ice, and slushy snow.
    Some very easy techniques that any beginner can use for their basing, and they will look great. Painting a realistic and cold-looking frozen pond is surprisingly easy.

    All colours used in this video are Formula P3 by Privateer Press unless stated otherwise.

    Rock:
    Base - Ironhull Gray
    Shade - wash Greatcoat Grey + Umbral Umber +Thamar Black
    Highlight 1 - drybrush Cryx Bane Highlight
    Highlight 2 - drybrush Trollblood Highlight

    Ice:
    Base - Meridius Blue
    Shade - thinned Exile Blue where you want deep-looking water
    Highlight 1 - Meridius Blue + Frostbite
    Highlight 2 - add Morrow White to previous mix

    Use the final highlight to add cracks, frost, and snow on your ice.
    Gloss varnish all icy areas with several coats of thick varnish.

    Snow - PVA glue + water + snow flock. Thin as needed with more water or thicken with glue and flock.
    Once dry you can cover the snow with more PVA and sprinkle more flock over the wet glue. This will produce a fluffy instead of a slushly-looking snow.
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    so cool! thanks for sharing your wisdom!

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    Quick Tip #59 - Using Natural Materials

    This is a quick episode about using natural materials found in your local environment.
    I demo how to make your own leaf scatter using birch tree seed pods and show you one other flower that dries well and looks great as scale miniature bushes - yellow yarrow.

    Take a look around your own neighborhood for things you can use for basing and terrain. There's a lot you'll be able to find for free that looks unique and provides some originality to your miniatures and terrain.

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    Quick Tip #60 - How to Paint Black Armour

    YouTubers need to do some catching up! So, you'll see a quick tip for the next two weeks on Saturday! Huzzah!

    This is the final video where I time-lapse paint. All videos going forward will have more commentary, explanation, and all the painting will be shown in real-time. There won't be as much painting, except for pertinent, and key bits. Look forward to massive improvements in the production and quality going forward.



    Another video that extends and expands the 'Painting Black' series, and this time dealing specifically with flat armour plating.
    I change things up with a more stark and colourless black, using blue-ish greys instead of my usual Coal Black for highlights.

    All paints used in this video are Formula P3 by Privateer Press unless stated otherwise.

    Base - Thamar Black
    Highlight 1 - 50/50 mix of Thamar Black + Greatcoat Grey
    Highlight 2 - pure Greatcoat Grey

    Glaze Thamar Black on the bottom 50% of each armour plate, and in all the recesses.

    Edge Highlight with 25/75 mix of Morrow White + Greatcoat Grey
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    So much stuff on YouTube, so little time... but I'll be looking at some of these later.

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    So, a couple of months ago, I collected feedback from my Patrons on how I could improve the videos.
    The following video is the first video featuring my new format, which is based on the mentioned feedback.
    Gone is the time-lapse painting - all painting is shown in real time.
    There is less music more commentary, and much more explicit, and in-depth explanation.
    Production quality is improved, with a consistent intro, finished model photos, and colours shown at each stage of the painting.

    I hope everyone enjoys the improvements, and if you didn't care for my videos before, I would suggest you give them another chance.
    Starting here.


    Quick Tip #61 - How to Paint Obsidian (Skorne Immortal)



    This is a first of a series of quick tips which cover a lot of Zaal, the Ancestral Advocate, and will cover nearly the entire model.

    In the first part, I paint the main body of the model to appear obsidian. Intermediate painters will have little trouble with these techniques, and beginners wishing to push their painting further will definitely want to attempt what is covered in this video.

    All paints used in the video are Formula P3 by Privateer Press unless stated otherwise.

    Base - Thamar Black
    Highlight 1 - pure Coal Black
    Highlight 2 - 25/75 mix of Frostbite + Coal Black

    Re-take all the cracks, and fix any areas where too much highlight might have been applied with thinned Thamar Black.

    Highlight 3 - just edge highlight with a 50/50 mix of Frostbite + Coal Black
    You can watch my videos on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/MiniGhool/playlists
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