Actually painting now

15 Feb
Actually painting now

Okay, so the plans are set, and now I can actually start painting.

The first thing to do is set up your workspace – you need paints and brushes and water and a REALLY COOL way to do fine detail work…. This is my set up. : )

And yes, that’s two alligator clips, one holding the miniature and one holding a second magnifying glass. There’s also an adjustable magnifying glass (huge) on the stand as well, and I’ve clipped on a lamp too. It makes things a lot easier, but still not easy. πŸ™‚ This is what it’s like looking through the looking glasses…

Anyway, after setting up it’s time to get down to business.

I’m painting the miniatures in the same order that I’ve kept on this blog to make things easier. I have the iPad on one side with this blog open so I can reference the planning.

I have started by doing the skin colour on all miniatures first. The more I can do with one colour, the better. Now, please note that it’s a little sloppy in places. This doesn’t really matter at the skin level because I’ll go over everything else on the miniature with a different colour anyway.

There is also a process called “washing” where a darker more viscous paint is washed over the top of the colour. The idea is that it gets into the grooves to provide a sort of shading finish. I will do that after I’ve done all the skin tones on each of the miniatures. At the moment, the girls look like they haven’t put their make up on yet. πŸ™‚ Β I also have to add in eyes, eye balls, lipstick, etc. But it’s a start. πŸ˜€

Here’s the progress on Crystal Beth…

Then next up, Womb Raider…

Then on to the rest of the D’viants. πŸ™‚


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Posted by on February 15, 2012 in Impact City Roller Derby


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