Who else uses comics as painting references?

Flashman14

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I have an extra set of Desperadoes: Quiet of the Grave on Ebay. It\'s 5 issues in new condition but it\'s a dang cool story if you like a Haunted West setting.

Click here if you\'re interested in bidding ...

But most importantly I want to suggest that comics in general are pretty good reference sources for painting tips. Though 2 dimensional there are plenty of examples of NMM - since there\'s no silver coloring, every reflection of metal is done in grays and blues and whites. Pistols, swords, armor all done with the appropriate lighting angles - really excellent.

Also true for this particular set is the color guides for Western wear. I\'m always looking for sources on colors for civilian wear and a lot of comics are good places to go when I want to something new in a coat color for Foundry or Eureka figs. Dover clip art is another decent source.

There\'s a series of Everquest comics too that are really good for armor and weapons - What comics do you use?
 

minimaker

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I\'ve got some history based comics that can be usefull as sculpting reference: Alex, Vasco, Jugurtha, Victor Sackville, Shane, Thorgal. All European comics these.
 

Flashman14

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And Viz....which isn\'t any use at all really:flip:

hmmm ... I\'d buy Viz figures if they made them ... Billy Britain, Syd the Sexist ... mebbe the Fat Slags ... sure to be unpopular with the ladies ....
 

finn17

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Kwality Tat

Originally posted by Flashman14
hmmm ... I\'d buy Viz figures if they made them ... Billy Britain, Syd the Sexist ... mebbe the Fat Slags ... sure to be unpopular with the ladies ....
You can get figurines of the Fat Slaggs, Goldfish Boy and Vic chess set on their site......

http://www.viz.co.uk/
 

simpleboy

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I'm new here, I'm writing in the second necrothread. Do you often have corpses waking up here? :D
When I started to draw, I took inspiration from everywhere, from comics and from drawing lessons and even from some newspaper jokes (perhaps I also learned to make jokes there :D)
 
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kendarus

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Epic Duck Studio on YouTube is a good example. He paints all sort of minis in a very comic inspired way.
 

Beatnik59

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I find that old issues of 2000AD are good references to figure out schemes for Judge Dredd figures. Things like highlighting the black with blue, the visor reflections, and the exact shade of green used for the boots, gloves, and kneepads are the kind of things the comics really give you.
 

CyAniDe

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Thanks for the tip with Epic Duck. I didnt know him until now and his 2D painting on the base that he shows in his latest video is very interesting.

I never really was into comics myself but I more and more look for reference when I paint minis to get inspired or to figure out how to paint certain things. I usually search for illustration artworks like the ones that can be found on magic cards for example.
 

Shoopayha

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I put pictures through one of those free "comic filter apps" and play with them. They tend to cut every colour down to about three shades, which makes colour choice easy.
 
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