Not another f*cking cloak post?? I thought you said it was finished!! Well.....in true RDS style I just wasn’t happy with it as it was in the last post. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what was wrong, it just looked....wrong! So I went back to look at some fabric texture inspo... @davidr.soper and @nicholas.gareth are my go-to sources for stippling inspiration (as well as all other painting inspiration) so I spent a long time....a loooooong time pouring over their pics and trying to figure out what was wrong with my efforts. And then I figured it out, it just needed more. It was unfinished. Sooooo, I went it and did a few more hours of dot, dot, dotting, and now.....now I’m happy! 🤣🤣🤣
And that’s Ulrik the Slayer’s cloak all done. Stippling has come out okay I think; it’s at least come out how I envisaged, so that’s me happy 🐺
Hey everyone! I’ve been toying with an idea for a little while now, looking at the different options available and I’m really interested in kicking-off a podcast channel. My thoughts are that they would be weekly, hosted on my website rabiddogstudios.co.uk, free to listen to, an hour long and would be myself talking with various guests (including other miniature painters, brand owners, etc) about miniature painting, latest releases and headline news. They would be lighthearted, designed for a ‘mature audience’ and published at the same time each week on the website. Soooooo, what do you think?
For those interested in the colours I’m using for my Golden Gryphon. A big thanks to @andywardle_artwork for his Dorn scheme and @nicholas.gareth for his technique guides. So basically, I have brought nothing to the party except a Primaris backpack!! 🤣 I’ll grab my coat, order a taxi and f*ck off now then! 🤘🏻😝🤘🏻
The story so far on Geigor Fell-Hand. Still lots to do, but he’s getting there! Next onto the rear of his backpack and then his lower half! 😅
I’ll try not to spam the shit out of this Golden Gryphon NMM project too much (🤣🤣🤣) but here’s this afternoon’s work...
My first attempt at the @nicholas.gareth -developed ‘area highlighting’ technique, designed to allow a high contrast shift in a small painting area. I think it’s turned out rather well! If you haven’t seen Gareth’s Etsy page with his tutorials on there, check it out, they are absolute gold-dust! Think I’ve brought most of them now! 🤣
#throwbackthursday Back to when the Blood Claw part of my Space Wolf vs Dark Angel duel, that appeared in White Dwarf last month, had no paint on him. Plus a close-up or his face. It’s an old paint job but I still love the little fangs I made for him. Made by building up blobs of White Scar paint like a pair of stalactites inside his mouth🤘🏻😊🤘🏻
Skull recipe and process. Swipe over for stage photos... 1. Base coat in Ushabti Bone. 2. All over wash with Agrax Earthshade. 3. Recess wash with diluted (with water) Nuln Oil. 4. Layering everywhere except recesses with Ushabti Bone, feathering to create gradient between layer and shaded area. 5. Area highlight with Screaming Skull, again feathering to create gradient. 6. Smaller area highlight with Pallid Wych Flesh. 7. Final highlights with White Scar on extreme points. 8. Varnish all-over with AK Interactive Ultra Matte varnish.
#4NonPaintingThingsPaintingThingsTaughtMe- 1. Patience. As the old joke goes, ‘I’m like a bad doctor, I’ve got no patience!’ 🤣🤣🤣 Yep, knowing that if I go in with another glaze NOW I’m going to fuck up the last layer because it’s not dry yet was a lesson I learnt very early on in the game! Wait and then wait just a little bit more. It’s good for the soul; and as some incredibly clever music dude said ‘It’s the space between the notes that makes the music!’ 2. Humility. No one likes a smart arse! And as an artist your art should speak for itself. It’s like a joke that needs to be explained - it’s no longer a joke. So yeah, be humbled by others kindness and offer that kindness up to someone else, they may be having a REALLY shit day and the next comment they read will make them or break them. Don’t break people, it’s not nice! 3: Self-control. Or at least the evidence to prove that I have none! When it takes me 100-200 hours to paint a single mini there have been at least 30 new models published by different manufacturers that I want to buy. My answer to this ever-doubting part of my mind. Buy the model! Eat the cookie! Dance like nooones watching and drive it like you stole it! (Maybe not the last one!) 🤣 4: Friendship. I now have a close knit group of friends who I met through painting & gaming. They are true friends; who truly get me! They laugh with me when I’m happy, hug me when I’m feeling shit, stick up for me when needed and will always have my back. I wouldn’t have met these people if it weren’t for that fateful trip into Games Workshop a year ago. Sooooo, beautiful people, how about you? What has this hobby taught you? Let us all know in your own post and don’t forget to use the hashtag above; let’s get this thing started. Positivity breeds positivity!
Good Morning all! New Patreon post up (link on my profile page) and it’s a video guide on edge highlighting!
A few more hours on @brokentoad.official’s El Dorado 1:10 scale bust. This is one of the very first models that I’ve painted that I actually don’t want it to end! 😭 I’m enjoying painting this so much it is an absolute pleasure taking my time on him. The skin texture on his face is so well sculpted and the array of different materials really allows you to play about a bit with different paint finishes. Still a bit to do on him: head scarf, shirt collar, rolled up blanket on his back. Loving it, loving it, loving it! 🤘🏻😍🤘🏻
Making a start on Captain Artemis. I swear this is going to take me until GD in November to actually finish! If I’m lucky! 🤣 And THIS is why I could never paint a Knight or anything like that. It would take me fucking decades!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Some more work this morning on the Eldrad Ulthrain. Swipe over for some close-ups and the paints used on the purple tabard. Still soooooo much to do but as long as he’s done by November I’ll be okay 🤣