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Tutorial Painting A Skink And Getting Weird

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by neveroddoreven, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Seraphage
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    Seraphage Well-Known Member

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    I cannot thank you enough for this tutorial ! Thank you sooo much, this is pure gold for us less experienced people ! Could have paid for advice and get less !
    Thank you so much, really !
     
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  2. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    I could kiss you right now, just saying...
     
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  3. Seraphage
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    May I ask what kind of brushes do you use for the little details ? Do you have a brush solely for these jobs so it is as good as new or Am I that bad at taking care of my brushes ? :p
     
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  4. tom ndege
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    I wonder if he uses a magnifying glass... ;):wideyed:
     
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  5. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Nope
     
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  6. tom ndege
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    :jawdrop:
     
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  7. Bracnos
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    wow that's just...wow
     
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  8. Aginor
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    Good eyes then!
    But good eyes can also be a curse. I have quite good eyes but my hands don't meet my eyes' expectations so I can SEE all the errors I make.
     
  9. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Bad eyes good hands here, my eyes used to be brilliant but now not so good, age is a brilliant thing!
     
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  10. Bracnos
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    lol im the opposite I got stabbed in the eye years ago and my hands hate me
     
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  11. Essmir
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    I wish I had the time to at least have the time to paint a skirmish force like this it is amazing. The skills would be nice to but I think they will come whit time.
    Great work!
     
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  12. neveroddoreven
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    You're making me blush..

    I tried that once. I found it made things difficult rather than helping.

    Actually I have terrible eyesight, I'm severely short-sighted. There's a bookshelf about a metre in front of me as I type this, and I can't read the text on the spines. I should wear glasses, but I stopped using them because I didn't like relying on them. Good thing I don't drive. However, being short-sighted does come in really handy for this sort of thing, I see crystal clear up close.

    I recently bought a few new brushes to test out, an Army Painter one, one of the new GW ones and a few other hobby designed ones. They're all awful, and I wouldn't recommend them. I don't use acrylic brushes either, like the hobby ones they don't seem to hold a point. What I use are the soft brushes designed for watercolours. I use a size 0 for general layering, and 00 for details. I find that anything smaller or with shorter bristles has the paint drying too fast to work with. Watercolour brushes are soft enough for blending, yet the bristles are still rigid and hold a nice sharp point. Surprisingly durable too, I paint every day and a brush will last me about a year. I bought one for my brother once, and during a painting session witnessed his skill improve instantly.
    I usually use Winsor And Newton. A lot of pro painters swear by their expensive 7 series, but I find their standard line is just fine. At £3-4 a brush it's cheaper as well.
     
  13. Crowsfoot
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    I use the series 7 brushes and they are brilliant, expensive but worth every penny, I've tried GW, Army painter as well and your right they are awful.
     
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  14. Xlanax_lot
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    @neveroddoreven such an amazing tutorial dude! your talent is out of the charts! always glad to see you posting stuff
     
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  15. Chicken Lips
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    That looks just great! Wonderful step-by-step tutorial! Now I just want to see an entire Skink Cloud army painted like this! Please! :D
     
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  16. Stefblo
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    Man this looks awsome!
     
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  17. Crowsfoot
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    @neveroddoreven

    Hope you don't mind but I tried to make it into a PDF so I could easily reference it while painting.

    I've attached the file if anyone needs it.
     

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  18. neveroddoreven
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    So I just used a revised version of this method on a competition entry.

    Water Skink.jpg
     
  19. Bracnos
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    @neveroddoreven
    Let me tell you two things, one you better have one for that, two I've never been attracted to a model before but let me tell you I'm through the roof. that water effect choice:snaphappy:
     
  20. NIGHTBRINGER
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    MAGIC!

    STUNNING!
     

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