Some beginners resources for miniature painting that I found very helpful:
A guide to thinning paint and handling it once thinned:
An indispensable video series that covers all sorts of topics:
A great painter with clear and easy to understand guides to ease into advanced techniques:
An absolute treasure trove of tutorials on all sorts of topics, but also notable for their focus on working joyfully:
The next piece of "Weird-Ass Chinese Playing Cards" takes a bit of a dive into history and culture, while showing off a part of my collection that I'm mildly absurdly proud of: so-called "Chess Cards".
There are two major families of Chess Cards ("Four-Colour Cards" and "Two-Colour Cards") with variations and outliers as well. They both come in tile and card formats, but I only have the card formats because … well, I'll tease that here and explain at the end.
The cards in the bamboo box are very thick PVC, have a gravelly surfacing on them to make them less slippery, and use nonstandard symbols making it a bit hard to work out what they are at first. The final deck, another "crystal" PVC one, is done up in a form factor that resembles traditional Chinese playing cards: so-called 长牌 (long cards).
Watched this film a few nights ago, can't stop thinking about it. I loved it so much.
🐀 #Skaven: the Origin of the Species ¦ Oldenhammer in Toronto:
> The first time the Skaven appeared in print was in 1986 in the Citadel Spring Journal 86. The Chaos Ratmen debuted as one of the three antagonists in the scenario "Vengeance of the Lichemaster" by Rick Priestly, and then got their own article by their creator, designer and sculptor, Jes Goodwin.
"What is my idea? And how do I make it readable?"
MASSIVE VOODOO: Tutorial: Themed Armies Part One - The Creative Concept https://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2020/06/tutorial-themed-armies-part-one.html
So this is a phone pic and already you can't see the high saturation purple except on the paper towel. Great. :P but hopefully you sort of get the idea. So far the most obvious thing is the desaturated yellow. I don't know if I'm 100% doing it right but it's making me make different color choices. I feel like I'm learning and I'm definitely having fun.
I knew I wanted a strong purple, so I started there. I also get a pretty good green and orange, which works since I'm painting a goblin and some copper. That leaves me with no strongly saturated primaries at all.
Painting a miniature for a competition, trying to up my composition game (or.. like.. having any at all) by trying out Gamut masking (explained here: http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2011/09/part-3-gamut-masking-method.html)
"Gardens of Hecate is a tabletop miniature painting studio specialized in producing heavily customized gaming and display pieces in a distinctive macabre style. The miniatures are created by Ana Polanšćak of Zagreb, Croatia."
I love to paint miniatures! Working on a Seraphon army for Age of Sigmar.
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