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For how long have you been into painting miniatures? Browsing through this section always makes me realize how bad of a painter I am, even though I painted my first model more than 2 years ago.
What are your favorite techniques ? What's the average time you spend on one model?
12-13-2009, 04:09 AM
I've been painting for a year and a half right now, and still need to learn a lot. I highlight and try to wet-blend capes and cloaks, but I'm having a hard time pulling it off. I spend 1 or 2 hours on a solo, but I hate units because they take longer.
12-13-2009, 05:09 AM
ive been painting since i was 10 (am 20 now) and have only just reached a standard that i feel is good i feel that as long as your happy with what you've done then thats all you need :)
GW washes will do any model good though if you want painting advice
12-13-2009, 05:09 AM
14 Years. (My G-d has it really been that long?) If I'm really focused I can get through a squad of 6, a couple of solos, and a beast in two to three hours. Assembly and putty work...is getting faster too actually. :D
I favored straight dry-brushing for a really long time because I had some bad experiences with washing early on, and I had a "get it done" mentality because I got sick of playing half painted armies. :rolleyes: My Khador didn't look great, but it was done and that forgives quite a bit. Same for the Skorne.
Right now I'm trying to get a handle on washing. I really like the effects I can get with it, and I love being able to get a smooth white. I'm basing in white (I've based in black forever) and the difference is huge. Working from neat to messy instead of messy to neat is a big shift in mindset.
For as long as I've been painting I'm still amazed by some of the work I see on the board here. (JTL is astounding, look up his white Khador if you want to feel really inadequate/challenged to improve.)
12-13-2009, 05:12 AM
10 years it has been. Use most techniques except NMM as I'm not fond of it at all.
Still trying to master Blending and feathering, but there will always be some new technique that comes along r need more practice.
12-13-2009, 05:56 AM
I'm 50, started drawing and painting in my early teens and started painting miniatures in my mid twenties. Not steady, have my different creative phases (I'll draw for a couple months, paint for a couple, write for a couple with breaks here and there as real life intervenes.) I've tried all different kinds of techniques over the years and nowadays I do a lot of experimenting. The thing to keep in mind is it's a skill, the more you keep at it the better you'll get.
12-13-2009, 07:04 AM
One of my friends got me into it about 12 yrs ago, and it all started with painting primarily dragons. I've painted a lot of various other miniatures (reaper line was my first love), and now I'm stuck on warjacks. I don't play at all, but I do paint quite often, but one jack will take me as much as 12 hours (Damn RoS!!!!) My Cygnar army started at taking me around 8hrs/jack, and now I'm down to about 4.5hrs/jack with better detail.
Drybrushing was the first technique I KIND OF mastered (use the term mastered very loosely) but I've seen soooooooo many nice pieces on CMON that I've aspired to try out new techniques. Getting better, but far from masterful. I think my best piece would probably rank about 7.2-7.4 on CMON, but I'm WAY too fragile about my skills so I'm not even willing to see!
I painted since I was 10, and Im 19 now. Just finished 1st semester of sophomore year in art college.
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