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Day Four

by manifold on 08-13-2013 at 12:37 PM
I'm having problems properly formatting this post at this time. Will go back and edit it later. Well today I spent some time to paint the cloak on an Idrian Skirmisher. I'll list the paints and proportions I used for this: Deep Shadow: 1:1 Black, Royal Purple Shadow: 1:2 Black, Royal Purple (This is to help mitigate the dominance of black) Basecoat: Royal Purple Low Highlight: 1:1 Purple, Ultramarine (Possibly part of my problem described later) High Highlight: 1:2 Purple, Ultramarine

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Updated 08-13-2013 at 12:46 PM by manifold

Painting and Modelling , Tabletop Gaming , Warmachine

Day Three

by manifold on 08-12-2013 at 10:19 PM
This post is late like the one before it. Really late. I thought about combining day three and four, but I think I have enough to write day three as its own post.

Again didn't get much painting in, due to work and etc. but I did contemplate my short/long term goals, and I think it would be a good exercise to do so. So without further ado:

I would like to be a good painter. I'm going to measure my progress as follows:
Can I achieve smooth transitions for

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Day Two

by manifold on 08-11-2013 at 02:26 PM
Alas, I didn't get much painting done between spending time with my girlfriend, and actually playing Warmachine. But as I was painting I kept thinking that I should be able to fit five shades from light to dark. As it stood I could fit two maybe three tops. I vowed to be more careful, and so I made sure I wiped off the appropriate amount of paint touched the tip of my brush to the mini and carefully dragged out the thinnest line I could produce. Unfortunately instead of the thin controlled line

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Day One

by manifold on 08-09-2013 at 03:04 PM
Hello there,
So I'm attempting to improve as a painter and I've decided that it'd be a good idea to keep a written account of issues I'm tackling, techniques I'm working on, and the like. Maybe I'll get some pictures that don't look horrific (I'm doubtful but ah well). I don't suspect anyone will read this, but I feel it'll be a good exercise.

The chronicles of painting eMagnus' sword
I can do basic base coat, shadow, highlight, and make a table top quality piece. But I

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