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Critique my Technique

Tips and tricks for painting miniatures and anything else.

Re: Critique my Technique

Postby IvenBach » Monday September 7th, 2015 4:23am

Decipher wrote:I wish I had a steady hand and the patients to paint. I leave all my minis unpainted cause I am terrible at painting. All you guys who paint, my hats off to you.

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It mostly takes a willingness to try and learn through error.Just have to fool the eye from a distance of around 2-3 feet or greater into having it look good.


If you ever feel like you didn't do a good job you can always strip the paint off and start over. I always have to remember that any progress I'm going to have will be in incremental steps. Each time you'll get a little better or learn a little more. Watch as many videos and read tips that people post. Bob may have used a different canvas and oil points but he's right that it's a good day when you can pant.


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Re: Critique my Technique

Postby Baylor_OgreBane » Monday September 7th, 2015 3:25pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoJgUdyO4vM
this is a basic on drybrushing and washing, but from there you should be able to find more vids on other techniques. Just find what works for you and roll with it. One of the best ways to learn to paint is to paint along side someone. I don't know if you still can or not, but GW stores did use to do free painting lessons, if not just watch one of the guys in there paint and take some notes!


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Re: Critique my Technique

Postby Daedalus » Thursday April 28th, 2016 10:14am

Art-wise, Bob Ross is a great TV mentor--but..."We don't make mistakes. We only have happy accidents." Is that what his hairstylist told him? He looks like he drybrushes with that do.
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Re: Critique my Technique

Postby StratosVX » Thursday April 28th, 2016 1:00pm

You can thank the 70's for that.


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Re: Critique my Technique

Postby IvenBach » Thursday April 28th, 2016 1:12pm

Apparently he hated his 'Fro' but kept it because of marketing. There have been tons of fads when looking back everyone said "WTF!".

He's following his paintings off to the side as he paints each canvas. That still doesn't detract from his painting ability at all since he replicated an entire painting without any breaks, impressive.


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