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Author Topic: How to paint my figures.  (Read 1614 times)
JohnDSD2
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« on: April 05, 2016, 08:29:30 am »

Hello,

While I'm waiting for my Kickstarter to arrive I thought I'd ask the collective , 'How to Paint my figure?'
I'm a reasonably experienced figure painter but would be interested in any advice or tips painting the various factions (I'll be getting Devanu and Casinii to start with but fancy getting some Empire too at some point in the future).
I've seen the painting notes that are on here but could do with some practical advice or links to tutorials.

Thanks a lot JD
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TuffSkull
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2016, 09:01:44 am »

This could be interesting - I've never known a range of miniatures that attracts such a concentration of talented people with such different styles of painting. We're all going to give you completely different advice!  Grin

I'm going to start with a question - do you ever use an airbrush?

It just so happens I've been taking stage by stage pics of painting a herd of Erillai, but it's based on speed painting with an airbrush so whilst it gives an alternate approach to most here, it might not be applicable!
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GrimSnik
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2016, 02:02:30 pm »

the only thing that strikes me when I'm painting is the skin tones of the models. especially for the Devanu as so much of their bodies are uncovered compared to the other factions. I think it's very cool with these models as the Devanu are somewhat big models which gives a large area for painting designs and styles.

I have seen some models that used shading which  I particularly liked on the Devanu, although others have used bright colors and patterns which look awesome, the shading is what drew me. I had not painted that way before so I had to experiment a little and paint cautiously until I was happy with the result. here is a link to the Devanu I have painted.... they're at the bottom:

http://www.worldoftwilight.com/forum/index.php?topic=1884.15

I started with a light vibrant color and kept going over certain parts of the model with a soft colored dark wash until I got the look I wanted. then i would use the original light vibrant color on the most raised areas to give contrast. but as i wanted the Devanu to have a very earthy skintone, i usually would give that contrasted area one light wash to keep the color subdued rather than vibrant.

i think the nice thing about this range of models is that they are a lot of fun to paint and there's a lot of room for experimentation.... creatively they lend themselves to trying techniques with which one might not be familiar and the results can often be quite pleasing.
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Danu Kopa
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2016, 03:57:17 pm »

There were a couple of high quality painting guide plates uploaded to Deviant Art by Sebastian - Stuart. Lets see if I can link them....

http://sebastian-stuart.deviantart.com/gallery/53381072/World-of-Twilight
http://sebastianstuart.com/world-of-wilight-wargame-artwork-colours-of-twilight/

There is a second plate in this collection that can be a bit more difficult to locate.

Ah here it is:
http://sebastianstuart.com/wargame-artwork-colours-of-twilight-continued/

Oh and look what else I found. Looks like a rascal.  Cheesy
http://alkony.enerla.net/images/nexus/Mike_Thorp.jpg
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JohnDSD2
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 07:33:24 am »

Thanks for the tips and links.

I'm not an airbrusher, so those options are out.

Keep the ideas, links coming though.

JD
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Kryptovidicus
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2016, 04:00:57 pm »

I really liked the Devanu jenta benmoor painted.
http://www.worldoftwilight.com/forum/index.php?topic=1894.0
The way he used drawings from dinosaur books as an inspiration was genius and looked great in the end.
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