Post by mananarepublic on Mar 24, 2015 4:23:04 GMT
It was a little empty here in the gallery section so I'd thought I post some to get things started. Here are three models I've painted tutorials for ravage for. I think it is time for me to get a new camera..
The First is an Archangel from Dark Age, Second is a Goritsi character from Wrath of Kings and the third is from angoras game Twisted - all awesome miniature lines!!
They are awesome! Very well painted and with an interesting, but not overcrowded base. Are the Wrath of King models metal or resin? Some of them seems directly inspired from some Confro models. Could be some interesting proxies. And very cool to see one of angora's models here, and such a well painted one!
Beautiful work. I'm glad you posted them here. My Ravage purchases have been sporadic, so I missed all of these.
I hope to paint a few of my own Wrath of Kings models soon, for Wyrd's Iron Painter competition.
Do you have strong opinions about using the blue background? That was one thing I disliked about Rackham's photography. IMO, the blue background contaminates the colors of the subject. I prefer the neutral dark colors that we see on Putty & Paint.
I agree. A pure black background is overkill, IMO.
I've asked two miniatures photographers why they use the blue background, and they both offered a very unsatisfactory, "Uh, that's just the background I was given", or, "That's what everyone does".
Derek Osbourne (Angelic One) is the only person who has given me an answer based on art principles. Something to do with colors being truer in "dawn" lighting. I'm glad someone could offer an artistic and/or scientific explanation, but I still respectfully disagreed with him, after he explained it to me. What might work for general, outdoor photography doesn't necessarily scale to macro-level, studio photography, IMO.
In any case, I'm glad the community is trending away from the blue backgrounds.
Speaking of which, ...um, about your forum avatar.... ;-)