Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Aginor, Feb 25, 2017.
Looks great! Really like how the gold and browns go with the purple
I knew the colors would harmonize well because I used them on the armor of my Vampire Lord (I posted some pictures a few pages back in this thread) and I was pretty surprised how well they worked back then.
Can't go wrong with purple. Very regal.
I am pissed that I can't like those bastilidon pictures twice!
More progress on the Basti soon. Only a few more parts with the green and then I can start with the yellow.
Finished the green today. Not entirely happy with it but not too unhappy either so I will continue with the yellow soon.
He looks psychedelic!
Love the tail... the pattern looks great on the main scales shell but a bit weird on the spiky scales on the edge of the shell... shout have done the a bit more out of shape like you did on the tail...
But it still looks great!
That's my main gripe about it as well but the other shapes I tried actually looked worse.
The other point is the tail which has thicker lines than the other scales, but it looked strange with those thin lines I originally had on it.
It looks fine to me. I have no criticism to offer.
What are those paints in the background?
Most of it are Army Painter paints. But I also have a few GW paints.
The GW paints are thicker and I hate those damn pots. But they cover rally well which is why I like them for drybrushing and some other things. But I mostly bought them because back then there were some tones not available by Army Painter yet. For example the green I used for the lines on the Basti. Now Army Painter has an equivalent but back then only Vallejo and GW had such bright greens.
Are army painter paints on par with GW paints?
Some people say worse, some say equal or better. I think it boils down to personal preference.
I say they are about as good. They handle a bit differently though. I like that they are thinner so they don't clog up details and you dont have to thin them as much so you don't make errors while thinning them.
But you have to build up your layers more slowly since not all of them (especially the bright colors) cover that well. You cannot paint yellow over black for example.
I also like those dropper bottles. Much better than the GW pots. Vallejo uses those as well.
I am going to have to consider buying some high quality paint (jeez you guys must be made of money!).
A little sneak peek:
Some corrections still necessary, and then shading.
Now a question for our expert painters like @Crowsfoot, @neveroddoreven, @Xlanax_lot and others since I fear I might yet ruin it:
Should I - thinly - shade the whole shell green and then the crevices a bit deeper, or should I shade only the crevices?
I tend to do the first to bring all the paints together a bit more. In a pinch I can still redo some of the yellow highlights.
So what are your opinions on that?
Outstanding! Great job making it look natural. Are you planning on glazing or applying a wash to unify the tones of are you going to keep the high contrast? Would look great either way, but unifying the tones with a brown wash would look the most organic. Keep up the good work!
I will most likely wash it green. Not 100% sure though.
I would do an Athonian Camoshade wash all over. So dark camo green, but that's my opinion.
I have a very similar shade, green tone by Army Painter. It is just a tiny bit darker. That's what I was planning to use. It looks OK on my other Basti and it did look OK on my test piece as well (posted a few pages back).