Sunday, October 4, 2015

It's almost official! :-)

Well, it's almost that time.  I have been mentioning in recent weeks that Kings Hobbies and Games will be carrying a portion of the Painting Pyramid video series in their webstore.

That will be official on Monday, October 5th.  The focus will be mostly on the "core" videos, which covers the Shaded basecoat and glazing techniques.  In addition, a variety of Non-metallic techniques, freehand, and color theory videos are going to be available.

One of the color videos is called "Yellow Alert", and it is typical of the five which are offered.

As you can see, I explore the whole range of colors that fall under the term "yellow".

One of the reasons I made each color (reds, blues, greens, grays) was to help people with mixing colors, as opposed to searching for the right jar of paint.  If you know how to make certain colors, you will cut down on the number of paints that you need to buy, or haul around with you!!

I made these in response to all of the questions which I get so often on "How do you make your reds lighter without getting pink" and so on. :-)

Each video covers basic topics such as the paint, primer, brushes, and palette.  Also, every video begins with a version of the "Shaded Basecoat", and then moves on to the "glazing" stage.

When I reach one of these stages, you can see that all the colors which will be used are placed on the palette and discussed.

When necessary, I do little asides like this.  Every NMM and skin tone video has one of these 2D representations, so that it's easier for you to see what's going on.

The videos average a running time of 100 minutes.

I have a dozen half hour preview videos, including this one:

In addition to painting videos, I have a number of basing videos.  There are five on offer right now, but eventually that will expand (I did 12 of them total!)

Here's a link to this basing video preview:

The videos will be offered on USB drives (usb 3.0), and there are discounts for the purchase of multiple videos.  Putting them on USB drives allowed me to get the highest quality resolution, and it gives you a chance to load them onto as many devices as you want.  Not to mention that it is really easy to carry around!!!

So, come Monday, you will have a place to go to at all times for your corner of the Painting Pyramid!!

Don't forget, additional titles will be added over time.

Ducks in a Row

I finally had a chance to take a series of group shots of some of the Red Box Games barbarian figures recently.

As I posted the individual figures, I continued to stress the value of painting the semi-translucent greenish tones into the skin colors.

This technique created an additional level of depth in those skin colors, without adding a lot of extra painting time.

Rather than paint endless layers of either opaque painting or glazes, this method of "back and forth" was invaluable.

Painting that semi-translucent color into what would normally be the shadow areas also smoothed out some rougher areas by default, saving even more time.

Looking back, I see that they really helped me find a whole new range of tones in browns, tans, and so on.

Even larger sets of group shots await, so stay tuned!