Speedpainting Flamers; 4 in 1 Hour...

Okay, I'm not the best painter in the world, but I'm fast and I get decent results.  I'm taking a chance that maybe some of you out there may find a use for this type of article here, so let me know if you dig it.
Use the stick, overbrush a base coat.  Use Foundation paints for your base colors when you're going for speed.  This is a tan over black; I'll wash some depth in later.
  Add a bit of a lighter shade, overbrush, add a bit of a white, overbrush.  Don't clean your brush.  Use a large brush - you're going for area here, and the mini doesn't care if you're using your sable brush.  I added a yellow on the beak, brushing hard near the tip (heh) and light near the base; again, I'll wash depth in later.
   Blue near the base, same as above.  Add a lighter blue - again, don't wash your brush unless it needs it - then some white... overbrush... you're going for a drybrush type look on the blue area.
 Purple.  Then lighter purple over that.  Then take a bit of light blue and sorta brush near the join of the two colors.  Don't sweat it too much.
  Work it until you're happy (heh).
  Wash both colors with blue wash - the new stuff; that stuff is great - use it for everything!
  Wash the rest of the model with a brown wash, beak included.  In this case, I used Sepia, not Mud.  Don't be afraid of hitting the purple area; in fact, purple loves Sepia.  Hell, do the whole model with the wash, if you want, assuming  the other wash is dry.
  I cheated.  The brown fur is an old-style ink.  It goes on easy and you're gonna matte finish it anyway - you want speed here.
  I start hitting the details here, some white on the stubby bits.  Green for eyes.  Green for hands.  Notice I build up the green in the same way I did the other colors.  Base with big brush, lighter color, wash, lighter color over to bring up the highlights.
  The wash gives depth to the green.
  Hit the green again, after the wash drys, just like I said before.  The only time I used a small brush was the eyes.
  All four models in one hour.  Then I based them, which actually took about 15 minutes or so, but a good base improves an otherwise blah model.
  A money shot.  It's bent over (heh) so you can see the purple/blue details.



Evil Homer said...

So I've got a Guard army that needs some paint...

Crazy Red Praetorian said...

Brent, nice article and the minis look good.

@ E.H. HA....you and every other IG player. The IG is a long term project.

Gauthic said...

Nah I painted all mine pretty quickly ;)


Black Matt said...

good job, dont know why, but I love speed painting!!!! keep up the good fight!

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