Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Learning to speed paint.

Recently I was challenged to spend no more than three hours on a unit or model. The painter who challenged me is an award winning painter and fantastic teacher so I listened intently as he dropped the knowledge. I also realized that I was spending way too much time on models that were destined for the table top as game pieces rather than the display case or entries into competitions. With this in mind I set out to "get er done". I chose the Privateer Press Khador Battle Mechanics as my first trial models. They are one piece models with a decent amount of detail, and something I felt I could do well in the limited time.

A few lessons learned.
1. I kept wanting to get detail into ever nook and cranny. I kept having to remind myself that table top was the goal.
2. Blending. I wanted to so very badly to add depth to the colors. Where as for table top a wash and highlight would do just fine.
3 Keeping to a more simple color pallet. There was no reason to use 30+ colors on the models.

So with all that I think the came out really well. I did them up in about 2 hours and 45 minutes.