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Blog My re-entry into the Lizard domain

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Tarash, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Tarash
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    Greetings, long time lurker yet just signed up as I felt confident enough to post some of the stuff I've worked on and hopefully can get some critique and comments to improve upon my skills, be warned however, I suffer from micro tremors from intensity in my hands at all times, especially obvious on some stuff I do that requires fine handling of the brush, so sometimes I end up having to fix the errors produced by the tremors so many times that trying to fix it further would only help make it look worse!

    All that being said, be merciless I will gladly soak up all your experience :D

    I'll start off with something a little away from the Lizards domain, as it was the models I painted first, chronological order.

    Chaos Predator my first come back to warhammer model I painted after 12 years away from it.

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    Then a bunch of chaos warriors.

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    A sorcerer lord

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    Then on to a Lizardmen Banner bearer:

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    And finally my recently completed project of an Oldblood on a Carno

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    I have a ton more units to paint, so I' hopefully just getting started here, a steg, a bast, some temple guard, the remainder of the start collecting box for seraphon amongst other things!

    Thanks for taking a look guys
     
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  2. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Welcome aboard and a decent start to your blog.
     
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  3. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Welcome!

    Same problem here.
    The good thing is that in some cases you can avoid techniques where it shows too much (I don't do much edge highlighting for example, rather relying on drybrushing because the micro tremors don't affect that).

    Your stuff looks pretty good already, I especially like the Chaos Warriors and the Carnosaur.

    Cool idea with the flowing water on the base, the Carnosaur stepping over that creek. My only critique about the base is that the white in the water could be a little bit more transparent. But I really like how the base looks, epecially how its colors have a nice contrast to the Carnosaur.
     
  4. Crowsfoot
    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    If @Tarash got some water effects from woodland scenics he could pour a thin layer over it making it look more realistic.
     
  5. Aginor
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    Right! And now that I think about it: Maybe even some gloss varnish could work, since the gloss on the blue parts would reduce the contrast to the white a bit and add some reflection...
     
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  6. Tarash
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    Thanks guys, I agree on the water, it was very experimental for me when I added it, I've actually got some vallejo still water I could add or even just some gloss varnish as well, currently the cartoony water was made with vallejo atlantic blue and foam snow.

    @Aginor Yeah, drybrushing would be eaiser to handle, I just really like the edge highlighting :D I imagine with more practice it might be easier to work around the tremors but time will tell
     
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  7. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Definitely! I've been doing this for just one and a half years now, so I am still rather new to painting, and I have already noticed that I can work around the tremors. Not perfectly, but adjusting the brush angle, doing precise stuff based on your day's tremor status (I have better and worse days) and painting with short, quick motions instead of slow ones (requires practice but I noticed that slow movements can actually be less precise because of the tremors) helps mitigating the issue to a certain degree.
    I occasionally do edge highlights now.
     
  8. Huanata'Kor
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    Welcome, great start and I really like the carnosaur also. I think you've done a great job on the pattern on the scales of the carnosaur and as the others have mentioned the attention to detail on the base also looks very good. :)
     
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  9. Warden
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    So much heresy!

    And some nicely painted lizards. Big fan of that waterfall. :artist:
     
  10. Itepixcauh
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    Live the classic colour scheme on the Carnosaur! Extremely well reproduced.

    Great start! I will be keegan eye on here.
     
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    Slann

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    Love the carno
     
  12. Tarash
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    Hey guys! Wrapped up a set of 8 Saurus Knights this month, preparing myself for my first games in AoS through an Escalation League held by a group in the city I live in, thought it would be more fun to play with a painted army than not so started really pushing for it to get it ready for the league :)

    Anyways heres my 8 knights
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    Knights look good, I need to finish mine!
     
  14. Tarash
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    Thanks! Can see I completely botched the focus of the pictures too, a bit out of focus most of them :D Guess that's what happens when in a slight rush
     
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    I like those a lot. Good work!
     
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    Ooooo nice work so far, great job on the carno+knights keep it up and keep posting pics
     
  17. Tarash
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    Finished my Bastiladon today, the base is still not finished though, just need to finish that and 10 saurus warriors and I'm ready for the first September month of Escalation League!

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  18. Aginor
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    Nice spots on the shell. :)
     
  19. Tarash
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    Thanks! Tried to emulate the effects seen on the boxart, didn't go quite as well as it did with the carno I feel but pretty happy overall
     
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    Glorious saurus cavalry, and a perfectly painted bastiladon!
     

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