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Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Chicken Lips, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. Chicken Lips
    Carnasaur

    Chicken Lips Well-Known Member

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    I finished up these 8 little Familiars along with one Pink Horror for a friend during my Independence Holiday off from work.

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  2. Chicken Lips
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    Queek Headtaker:
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    They look good ;)
     
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  4. Warden
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    Amazing work :wideyed:

    Between you and @neveroddoreven 's recent posts we have a ton of great Silver Tower material on the forum. Love the pink horrors and the familiars :artist:
     
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  5. Aginor
    Slann

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    You kept the contrast low on many parts, which makes them look more dirty and menacing.
    I admit that's not my idea of Tzeentch, but you executed that very well. :)
     
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    Carnasaur

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    Well, the guy I'm painting these for wants to be able to use them as Tzeench marked Beastmen, so I was trying to capture both that "Beastmen feel" as well as the "Tzeench feel". He really likes them and wants to get more of them, so I'd call that a success. :)

    You have to remember, other armies aren't as brightly colored as Lizardmen usually are, so a high level of contrast isn't as common for other armies since they aren't trying to simulate jungle colors. I've seen a LOT of talk about that here of late, but most other armies don't focus on that nearly as much. Tzeench and High Elves, yes. Maybe Empire and Brettonians sometimes. But the rest... It really boils down to two schools of "painting thought". High-contrast armies that are VERY colorful and pop on the table top, and then a more blended, subtle army that is much more true to actual fluff and army thematics. I usually fall in the latter category. My Dwarfs live underground caverns. They are miners. They get dirty. They shouldn't pop out because they are covered in dirt and grease. That's my take on their coloring. But other people want them to be painted with bright white's and blues, which is fine, but difficult to "dirty up" and appear true to the Dwarven culture.

    Basically, depending on what you prefer, high-contrast isn't necessarily the correct way to paint (even though I've seen some people here talking that way.) Sorry for the long ramble, but with the amount of comments that practically condemn NOT having high-contrast on a model, I felt as though I needed to say something. (And I am not referring to anything you have said Aginor! Please don't take my comments here that way.)
     
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  7. Aginor
    Slann

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    I think those are valid points, and you really nailed that look. For my Deathrattle guys I also use much lower contrasts.
    And I would even say that for Lizardmen/Seraphon they don't always have to be high contrast. We have some painters of low-contrast paint scheme armies here on the forums and their stuff looks awesome. :)
     
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    Carnasaur

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    I got a bit more work done on my Stegadon last night.

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  9. Aginor
    Slann

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    Sweet colors on those.
     
  10. apollyonpt
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    Man, after doing my carno and taking a better look on how the simple fact of painting the details with more colors can transform a paint job, i really apreciate all the colors on the details! Love it! Keep up the good work!
     
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    Thanks! I've been spending a lot more time focusing on details for this one. I'm nearly done with the throne, and then it'll just be Skinks and the base!
     
  12. Chicken Lips
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    Okay. I've made some more progress on my Stegadon. All these pieces and parts are now glued in place. I've just got the crew and a few accessories left to go. Unfortunately, I've hit a snag and apparently left a pot of paint that I need to complete those pieces, open after the last time I used it (quite some time ago). So, I had to place a new order and will have to put those on hold until I get my order (I'm also excited about it because Settra will be coming with the paint!)

    Anyway, here's the current state of my Stegadon:

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  13. Aginor
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    Looking good!
    I am always reluctant to use more than 3-4 colors on a piece but if you look at ancient temples and the like (be it Greek, Aztec, Egyptian or Hindu temples) they were very colorful so it fits the Engine of the Gods really well.
     
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    Thanks!

    Yeah, I try to limit myself to 3 colors (2 main thematic colors and one accent), but with Lizardmen, I want to use all the colors of the jungle! I love the variation each model can have! And you're right, it ties in with the Mesoamerican culture really well!
     
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    Man.. i love all the collors, i just managed to get a deal done on a steggy still unpainted and unassembled with a nice discount, and im going to have to use some ideas from yours when i get to paint mine , good work there !
     
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    Here's an update on my Bastiladon as well. I've hit a bit of a lag with my painting right now since my wife and I are trying to get our kitchen painted after the kids go down and that's taking most of my evening hobby time. Anyway, here's it's current state:

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    Good progress, and always nice to see more Bastiladons. :)
     
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    I'm also starting a Mordheim project. This is my first. Aenur, the Sword of Twilight. He's obviously a WIP.

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    The pose is pretty cool.
     
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  20. Warden
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    Amazing! So much color! If I ever make a proper Engine of the Gods I hope to paint it as well as you have been able to paint yours. Amazing color scheme :artist::wideyed:
     
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