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Postby zirrian » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:46 pm

Well, many people (two, to be precise) liked my painting tutorials here, and said that I should start a topic. And also I don't want to hijack Karetsu's topic (till I'm finished with my Empire Topic Stealer Banner Bearer mini), so here you are.

I am painting for a year and a half now, not a professional painter, but I know a thing or two. So, Zirrian is open for requests, if you have problems with painting, and you want only TTQ or TTQ+, just put a short and polite request here (such as: please show me how to paint gemstones or I'll grammarnazi you out of the entire site), and I'll do the best I can.

You can find the eye and dwarven face painting guide in karetsu's Mantic painting blog.

And for teasing:
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Postby Killer Karetsu » Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:51 pm

Nice (mordheim?) militia! I'm sure I'll need your help again. :wink:
Actually, I must thank you; you have greatly improved my skills on painting, and I'm quite ashamed as I have painted as long as you or even longer and you are soooo much better.
Btw, I finished a dwarf face, it came out well, IMO! Much better than the elf face back in the days. I'll post it soon, please wait...
EDIT: here! Now, it's my time to hijack your thread :)

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From the distance it is usually seen. I didn't want to accidentally ruin a dward soldier's face, so I chose an expendable head.

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Now, mistakes can be seen, but nevertheless, I'm happy with it! 8)
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Postby zirrian » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:05 pm

Not bad at all. The only thing that you really need to practice is the eye. Don't put down that brush till you are satisfied with it :) Later you might regret that you've stopped when you had the chance to paint it shitawesomasaurus.

And as I see, your highlights are extreme :) Not a bad thing, for TTQ they are perfect, it's just my thing that if I paint a mini I want it to look outstanding on the shelf. And that's why I don't make too much progress with my guys.

When I looked at your pictures, suddenly Asterix comics came into my mind :D I don't know why, but that head totally caught the feeling of it :D
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Postby Killer Karetsu » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:09 pm

Thanks! Lol, now when you said it, he is quite an Obelix with a bigger beard :D
I'll keep practicing with spare heads, I have quite a lot of them now. What do you think, a dot for an eye or an stripe? I personally think a dot is a lot easier to do and harder to mess up..
About the extreme highlights, it's just my style..I like 'em.
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Postby zirrian » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:11 pm

Dot or stripe, it's a matter of choice. With a dot you can bring more impression to a figure's face, while stripe with this method is quicker and easier. It's totally up to you :) I prefer stripe more.
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Re: Miniature painting - tutorials 'n stuffz

Postby stubby » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:11 pm

zirrian wrote:Image

Totallylookslike:
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Postby stubby » Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:14 pm

Killer Karetsu wrote:Image

You're laying down that paint pretty thick, if I were you I'd try building up a large number of thin coats rather than a small number of thick ones. Try mixing more water into your paint.
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Postby Killer Karetsu » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:03 am

Yeah, I saw it from the picture too. I usually do mix, but sometimes I'm just too lazy. Damn, I would want to fix it, but I'll probably leave it like that.
On a second note, my other dwarf face is ready, do you want to see it zirrian?
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Postby zirrian » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:57 am

Killer Karetsu wrote:On a second note, my other dwarf face is ready, do you want to see it zirrian?


Sure, why not?
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Postby Killer Karetsu » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:37 am

Damn, forgot to mention, it's on the mantic blog.
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Postby zirrian » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:52 am

Killer Karetsu wrote:Damn, forgot to mention, it's on the mantic blog.


I saw it :) And as stubby said, thing your paints. But not bad.
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Postby zirrian » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:32 pm

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And here's a little something to don't forget reading my topic, and maybe sometimes asking for advices for painting.

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