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PostSubject: Painting stone - found the colour - finished!   Sat 15 Dec 2012 - 14:05

Hi guys. I'm working on some buildings without interior. Nothing fancy, just some dwellings built onto a crumbled bridge. The problem is: I'm totally out of inspiration when it comes to selection of colour on the rocky parts. So give me a nudge in a direction, will you? It's for a competition over at TG

Here's one of the three builds.






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PostSubject: Re: Painting stone - found the colour - finished!   Sat 15 Dec 2012 - 17:24

Nice little piece. This site has been recommended to me--

http://www.hirstarts.com/painting/painting2.html
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PostSubject: Re: Painting stone - found the colour - finished!   Sat 15 Dec 2012 - 19:07

Can I ask a stupid question? What is TG?
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PostSubject: Re: Painting stone - found the colour - finished!   Sat 15 Dec 2012 - 22:09

2many wrote:
Can I ask a stupid question? What is TG?
Terragenesis, my good sir.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting stone - found the colour - finished!   Tue 18 Dec 2012 - 7:22

Looking great, man!

For stone you can start with a dark grey and then drybrush it with lighter greys and creams to highlight the stone.

Cianty has some great terrain painting tutorials here: http://cianty-tabletop.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Tutorial

Keep us posted on your progress, please! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Painting stone - found the colour - finished!   Tue 18 Dec 2012 - 8:28

Stone is very rarely just grey in real life.

I'd recommend starting from a dark brown, rather than grey. Use as much grey as you like in the dry-brushed layers but having a dark brown base makes for a more natural, realistic looking stone to my eyes. I'd also add a few thinned washes of black, brown and green to some areas as well for a greater range of colours.


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PostSubject: Re: Painting stone - found the colour - finished!   Tue 18 Dec 2012 - 8:45

WarbossKurgan wrote:
Stone is very rarely just grey in real life.

I'd recommend starting from a dark brown, rather than grey. Use as much grey as you like in the dry-brushed layers but having a dark brown base makes for a more natural, realistic looking stone to my eyes. 'd also add a few thinned washes of black, brown and green to some areas as well for a greater range of colours.

Damn, forgot to mention the washes!!!

And yes, dark brown as a base is also a good idea. For variation, you can have dark grey on some, dark brown on others. It also helps to add some weathering with lighter browns, and/or greens for moss effects.

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PostSubject: Re: Painting stone - found the colour - finished!   Wed 19 Dec 2012 - 12:47

Thanks for the feedback guys. I got something to work with now.
@ von Kurst: I was looking for something more varied than the Hirst Arts site, Inspiring place it has been for years though.
@ JoaoS: Great link! And good to see Chianty is back to the important stuff.
@ Warboos Curgan: Yeah. Great tip with the washes and base.
I'll try out your suggested washes and drybrushes and see what I come up with. And there will be liberal amounts of weathering off course - staining, powders and foliage... Pictures coming...
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PostSubject: Re: Painting stone - found the colour - finished!   Mon 31 Dec 2012 - 4:48

And so it was finished at last...









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PostSubject: Re: Painting stone - found the colour - finished!   Mon 31 Dec 2012 - 5:42

That looks insane!! Wonderful job, man! Love the soil and rocks in the foundations. It's super realistic! Well done.

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PostSubject: Re: Painting stone - found the colour - finished!   Mon 31 Dec 2012 - 5:42

That turned out to be an EXCELLENT piece of craftsmanship. The colors you chose are TERRIFIC I especially like the crumbled section with the variety of different colored rocks. VERY WELL DONE! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Painting stone - found the colour - finished!   Tue 1 Jan 2013 - 7:38

Great terrain idea and well executed.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting stone - found the colour - finished!   Wed 2 Jan 2013 - 0:18

JoaoS wrote:
Love the soil and rocks in the foundations. It's super realistic! Well done.
I can't take credit for the soil and rocks, I'm afraid. Just letting nature doing its own work.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting stone - found the colour - finished!   Wed 2 Jan 2013 - 2:52

Great work! Looks like a real centerpiece terrain bit!
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PostSubject: Re: Painting stone - found the colour - finished!   Wed 2 Jan 2013 - 8:02

These do look great. I especially like the mortar on the brick bits, looks qite good. I can't pull that off yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting stone - found the colour - finished!   Thu 31 Jan 2013 - 2:11

I'm lovng this idea!
and the execution, paintwork, finisching touches etc. are excellent!
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