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Blog My black and yellow/orange skinks

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Brunanburh, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Brunanburh
    Jungle Swarm

    Brunanburh New Member

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    Hi folks,

    I'm back to painting after 20 years off or so. Just thought I'd share my first ever seraphon- up till now I've been painting old heroquest and early 90s warhammer bits! I'm not great- I know that- but that's not why I paint. I find it incredibly relaxing and everything else seems to drift away..

    Anyway, I wanted to go for a 'wet' look for my little guys, modelled on actual colours of some reptiles. I prefer the orange ones, though there's not a chance I can paint fine detail like teeth! I don't have many paints hence the basic scheme. I always appreciate looking at other people's work so thought I'd share my efforts.

    Any helpful thoughts are always welcome! Apologies for the toaster quality photos.

    Oops,multiple photos o_O

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  2. tom ndege
    Skink Chief

    tom ndege Well-Known Member

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    Welcome back to paint!
    Looks nice what you have done so far! I really like both schemes a lot!
     
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  3. ravagekitteh
    Cold One

    ravagekitteh Well-Known Member

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    Both of those colour schemes look great! I agree with you about painting - it's incredibly therapeutic.
     
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  4. Aginor
    Skink Chief

    Aginor Well-Known Member

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    Cool color scheme. It does indeed drown a few of the detail but I imagine it looks awesome on the table.
     
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  5. Crowsfoot
    OldBlood

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    Welcome aboard, both sets of skinks are vibrant and look good.

    I returned 2 years ago after a similar 20 year gap and I'm more of a painter than a gamer.

    Now the I don't have many paints should not be seen as a curse but a challenge, I try to limit my models to around 5 colours, using various shades of the same colour I find this adds a bit of realism to my models.

    Regarding teeth etc just practice and you will soon be up to scratch.

    Looking forward to seeing your progress and models. :)
     
  6. n810
    Slann

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    :confused::eek::confused::eek:...
    Those are some nicely painted skinks. :cool:

    For painting teeth I find a 1/4" flat square brush helps,
    well that and getting the white paint just thick enough
    to go on smoothly while thick enough not to run into the
    cracks between the teeth... :D
    But you can though use a black wash to fix that.

    oh and the trick is to just gently load your brush with white and,
    just lightly touch a lot of the raised teeth in one brush stroke.

    assuming that they are they are already painted black or a duller white.
    this may take a couple of layers to get them as bright as you want them.
     
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  7. Jorgik
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    Awesome colour schemes! I specially like your yellow skinks!
     
  8. PhoenixTheCat
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    PhoenixTheCat Well-Known Member

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    These look amazing, and the photos aren't toaster quality. They at least have a background that makes sense, and isn't a random area of wall or a screen.
     
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  9. Brunanburh
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    Thanks for all the kind words. I've just bought the start collecting set so am thinking of a slightly different colour theme that still ties in with the yellow/orange and black. Will keep this updated.
     
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  10. Warden
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    Good luck with your work! Your skinks (and terrain) look great so far! :artist:
     
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