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Blog My Lord Kroak and Other Models

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by DeathBringer125, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. DeathBringer125
    Kroxigor

    DeathBringer125 Well-Known Member

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    So how much water do I put in to make a wash. For example if I have a drop of paint how much water should go with that. Also what color should I drybrush with.
     
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    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    You don't water down your paints, you buy specific washes.

    If you want to water down your paint your looking for a consistency of milk but be warned it could dry patchy as water is not ideal for thinning paint you want a acrylic thinner.

    Drybrush depends on the base colour so if say your model was red you would highlight with orange, yellow or pink.

    As your new painter and have limited paints what you could do is mix your base colour with a spot of white, drybrush and then shade to tone down the highlight.
     
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    Ahh I see but unfortunately my red doesn’t mix with anything lol for whatever reason when I mixed it with white it did nothing. And to clarify what you said about washing. Do I buy a substance that I put in the paint to wash with? Or are certain paints made to be washed with?
     
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    What paint are you using?
     
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    I’m using apple barrel lol it’s not meant for minis but it was all I could afford. I painted Kroak with that paint as well.
     
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    Slann

    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Just use water for now then to thin paints but look at getting a couple of washes in the future, brown, blue, black, red
     
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    K will do. Ty for all the help!
     
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    Slann

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    As for the drybrush:
    It depends: Do you want the stone parts to be more red? Then use a bright red.

    If you want it a bit more neutral you could use a light brown, beige, or even white (if you are very careful).

    If you then use the wash after it, that will tint the bright parts a bit in the color of the wash, and darken the recesses.
    I would recommend a sepia or brown wash because it will make the white parts look a bit more like bone and will also be a decent color for the recesses of the reddish-brown parts.

    I would however recommend to paint the vortex itself in a different color than the platforms on the top and bottom.
     
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    Kroxigor

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    I might drybrush the stone light brown (heavily drybrush). And drybrush the vortex with orange so it looks like fire. Also what do you think of the blue eyes and highlights?
     
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    Actually I might wash the stone light brown because if it gets a little rough when it dries it might look good like earthy rock.
     
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    I just finished it. I washed light brown on all of the stone then I dry brushed dark brown over it. I also dry brushed orange on the red tornado so it kinda looks like fire. Please post what you think!
     

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    Slann

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    You should really do it the other way, wash dark, drybrush light your trying to create shadow with a wash and light reflection with the drybrush.

    Drybrush the tornado yellow but very very lightly.
     
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    @Crowsfoot ty for help lol I will definitely do that!
     
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    A9E7FAC6-FDC2-462C-B500-90C75368EF4E.jpeg 096EABF1-B59D-4255-BD7F-549AE32EDD46.jpeg A0C4D47A-F9B6-4FAE-80F4-EF0040EE9355.jpeg The finished product. I washed the stone dark brown and dry Utah’s fit light brown. I drybrushed the tornado with yellow. Pls tell me what you all think!
     
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    The stone looks nicely muddy earthy but could use a darker wash in some of the recesses... the vortex on the other hand could benefit from a stronger drybrushing... you could also thinking about a light (very light) white drybrushing here and there on the higher (meaning upwards facing) areas of the vortex
    Also for the stone parts one could suggest a very thin green wash/glaze to make it look mossy... but with brown stone there's always a risk to end up with a look like old wood instead...
     
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    Getting there now, redrybrush the skulls white but use a small brush and go carefully.
     
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    I agree, it looks a lot better already. Good progress!
     
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    Yeah I was thinking that they are a bit to brown lol. No skulls are THAT weathered.
    EDIT: I just drybrushed on some white and I fixed it. I won’t send a pic but it looks much better now.
     
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    E5C08EA1-B6DA-4299-9EB1-D3B0B61C399F.jpeg 060E2DF5-2CCC-48A9-90FA-802BF26804C3.jpeg B1A595AA-A9CC-4FC5-8896-D19F25D4E284.jpeg I just started my EotG. I bought 8 new colors so I now have a dark red, light red, silver, gold, light and dark green, light and dark blue, bone white, light and dark brown, orange, and yellow. Btw this is nowhere near finished lol I just started the base coats on it. I plan for the stegadon itself to have red as its primary color with the bone white as it’s belly (pls tell me if this sounds good). Also I will paint the skinks light blue and of course add details to a lot of things. Pls tell me some good ideas to do with what I have. Ty for help!
     
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    Good start, another thin coat of red should make it cover.
    Then you can shade it with a dark wash (apply the wash twice where the big scales are) and carefully drybrush it with a bright red, and the red parts of the skin should be pretty good already.

    The white belly should be doable by using drybrushing. A bit more wet than usual drybrush should do it, but I admit I am not an expert for that. Especially for the transitions.
     
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