Thursday, April 17, 2014

Base of Operations

So, here we have some images of the step by step prop for the Shaded Basecoat class at Reapercon!

This images shows the first stage, and the final version with glazes applied.

This photo has the first three stages.  You can see that it starts in the lower end of the middle tones, but rapidly works its way up the value scale.  Not much attention is paid to "staying in the lines'!

Here's all five.  The basic idea here is to start lighter, work even lighter, and then shade and tint.  This allows me to start out with a very simple color base, and then get more complex colors with the glazes.  Far less colors to remember!

It's all glaze to match if you are doing multiples of figures.

Another set with the later stages.

And the full panople. 

Keep in mind, the class is not about painting a whole mini!  As I said before (and always say during the classes), it's just about trying out the concept yourself on a limited basis... rather than stare at me painting the whole time ! :-)


  1. Awesome stuff, do you have a list of where you will be giving classes over the course of a given year? Would love to sit in on one if possible, thanks!

    1. Reapercon will likely be the only place I do live classes this year. That is why I did the video project. The live classes are very difficult to put on. :-)