пятница, 10 января 2020 г.

Yellow-Black chevrons part2

Yellow and Black Chevrons, Part 2

In this part, I would like to explain a little more how and why this method of drawing chevrons is used.
Firstly, a yellow underpainting with highlights is drawn in order to leave the impression of a single surface, but not a set of color stripes if you draw them separately. To enhance this, we also make glazings with brown at the end.

Secondly, a little about how exactly the place is chosen for the black lines, which will then become part of the stripes. In the general case, it is important for us to leave the most highlighted area part of the yellow strip (otherwise why did we make these highlightings:-). So we draw the first line (a) somewhere on the border of the most highlighted area, and the second line (b) we set the width of future stripes. The remaining lines are then drawn taking into account the selected width.

If we want to make chevrons, not strips, then after highlighting the yellow substrate:

1. draw a vertical line in the center (a)
2. two lines at 45 degrees from the top point (b)
3. draw two lines (c) with which we will set the approximate width of the stripes.

After that we draw the remaining strips and complete the work as in the general case.

P.S. Here I used NMM recipe from Traitor-Librarian project,

but you may use any other Golden NMM recipe as in part one

понедельник, 6 января 2020 г.

понедельник, 30 декабря 2019 г.

пятница, 27 декабря 2019 г.

Yellow-Black Chevrons recipe

Yellow-black chevrons, or stripes, are a fairly simple and interesting way to make a focal point on the miniature or diversify the color scheme. It does not require any special technique or perfect blending to do this element well . On the contrary, some roughness will only improve the result.
For colors, any Golden NMM recipe is suitable for us, in which only the application technique will be changed. We will consciously minimize the contrast.
For example, I taken a recipe based on Vallejo paints: Armor Brown, Scrofulous Brown, Gold Brown, Deep Yellow, Ice Yellow. I would like to add that the larger the surface - the more colors and transitions will be needed. For a small detail, you can do without yellow (DY), and for a large one - add orange.
1. For the base mix, we will use a mixture of AB and SB. If the surface is large - you can add red-orange, for example, Orange Red, it will look more interesting.
2. Gradually add a little SB to the base mix, reducing the highlight surface.
3. Highlighting with add GB to the mixture. Here, I deliberately did not try to be careful, if I wanted, everything can be corrected in the next stage.
4. Add DY to the mix ( and also IE for the focal point). After the highlighting is completed, you can gleze the surface to slightly adjust the color balance, if you want. But do not try too much, it will not be noticeable anyway.
5. Draw the base for our stripes by black. It is best if they are at 45 degrees, but depending on the direction of the surface, the angle may vary.
6. Draw the stripes themselves, while trying to ensure that the focal point remains in the yellow part. At this stage, you can correct the flaws of the previous stages.
7. Draw the battle damage. For black parts - pure GB, for yellow - a mixture of GB and IE. It is very important for the final appearance, so do not neglect this
8. In addition, glaze the dark part of AB (you can add orange there). This will visually combine such contrasting elements into one surface and dim the brightness, leaving it where we need it.

понедельник, 23 декабря 2019 г.

вторник, 10 декабря 2019 г.

BLood Angels Praetor

 The Blood Angels praetor with spear and shield. I got great new experience while working on this mini so I hope to do some more BA chars next year and maybe one more char with such theme but for 40K