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TOPIC: Fire and Ice Tiles
#61571
Re:Fire and Ice Tiles 7 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
I think it looked nice and vibrant and popped, but I really didn't do a test with and without it... also I've now bought the actual fluorescent yellow and orange so I will probably clean the paint off my test tile so I can ensure a consistent look.
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#63281
Re:Fire and Ice Tiles 6 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
any new pics of the paint job with the florescent paints?
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#63303
Re:Fire and Ice Tiles 6 Months, 2 Weeks ago  
What is interesting to me is that I was actually thinking of doing up my CoS set in a fashion more like this, with multiple colors (oranges, reds, yellows) to simulate lava.

Problem is: it would deviate from the "standard" CoS set.

Then, KS2 released Lava caverns + Lava lakes.

I REALLY like the look of these though, so I am completely torn....
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#64057
Re:Fire and Ice Tiles 6 Months, 1 Week ago  
Thank-you for posting the photos and the links.

I am new to the world of terrain painting and plan on ice caverns, lava caverns, and the Underdark. I am glad to have these references and also to see other people's ideas and styles.

The sandstone terrain looks great and is an excellent idea as well.

Edit: I would like to know about the fluorescent paint job as well. I am thinking about this type of paint job for one of my sets of mushrooms for the Underdark.
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#68778
Re:Fire and Ice Tiles 3 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
Bump.

I've had a set of Dungeonstone terrain for a couple years now. As I like Dwarven Forge so much more, I've never done anything with the Dungeonstone, but I'm tired of it just taking up space. So, I'm trying to paint it with an ice theme. I figure the ice look will remind me it's fragile and can't be handled like Game Tiles.
I know the wall shapes don't look like natural ice caves or cut blocks of ice, but let's just say a wizard did it.

Aside from one set of Game Tiles, I've never painted terrain before and I'd appreciate suggestions for improvement.
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#68790
Re:Fire and Ice Tiles 3 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
I'd do a blue wash it would bring out the details a bit
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#68798
Re:Fire and Ice Tiles 3 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
To my eyes Magniopi, it seems as though your painting would improve a lot if you were "drying" your brush much much more during your dry brushing. The white coat should only partly cover the blue coat and let show through a "gradient of blue" from the deepest recesses to the smallest dents. Perhaps you might also choose to do 2 steps of dry brushing. A rough bluish/greyish white first followed by a much lighter white coat that is really really really dry on top of it all. Finally, in my opinion, I think you should start mastering simple dry brushing before doing washes with paint, specially for painting bulky pieces of terrain such as DungeonStone. tattooetoad's suggestion might improve your present painting but I think you should consider doing the job right in the first place instead of needing to correct it afterward.

Good luck in your painting! It's by practicing that you can improve. Watch Stefan's YouTube Game Tiles painting tutorials again.
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#68803
Re:Fire and Ice Tiles 3 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
I would try a dryer brush for sure. I'd also do a deeper blue base coat, followed by a lighter blue dry brush before completing with the snow white color. That'd give you some variance to your blues.
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#68825
Re:Fire and Ice Tiles 3 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
It's interesting everyone is recommending less white/more blue. When I asked my wife's opinion she didn't understand why there was blue at all.

I guess she was picturing something like this:


Rather than this:


I, meanwhile, didn't really have a vision. I was just trying to get something close to what AnimeSensei posted.

For the corner piece on the right, I did a full base coat of dark blue, then a coat of lighter blue, then a coat of light grey, then white. When I could only see the white and dark blue after that, I tried to dry brush some lighter blue on top of the white.

For the other pieces, I tried a wash of blue as the base coat, then the same steps. For both, the multiple blues and the grey were pretty much wiped out by the white.

I didn't really consider the white should be a dry brush to let the other colors show through. It seemed liked the main color, so I applied it heavily.
And when I tried to add more blue on top of the white, that dry brush was too heavy again.

Any other pics or suggestions for goal outcomes?
Thanks for the tips!
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#68827
Re:Fire and Ice Tiles 3 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
I have a whole bunch more painted now; I'll post an update with them tonight if you're using me as a reference. (I'm honored!) :)
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#68834
Re:Fire and Ice Tiles 3 Weeks, 3 Days ago  
I'd love more pics, thanks.
It's pretty obvious my first attempts aren't quite right. :)
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#68853
Re:Fire and Ice Tiles 3 Weeks, 3 Days ago  
For the record, I am not suggesting more blue. In fact, I would go for more white, but with a more subtle transition from blue to white. Keep up the good work!
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