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December 19, 2011 by elromanozo
You asked for it, so you got it. Romain embarks on an epic tutorial all about colour theory.
See the whole series…
Colour Theory Part 1
Colour Theory Part 2
Colour Theory Part 3
Colour Theory Part 4
Colour Theory Part 5
Colour Theory Part 6
Get out og the house and observe nature he says. That way I’ll only get good at painting white, everything is covered in snow here
This advice also extends to snow, of course, and even cityscapes, as stone colors and textures are immensely varied in nature ! So… Yeah. Go make a snowman before painting !
We need to “get out of the house”… OH! That’s what the doors are for! I thought they were a bit big just to let the post in…
The Ork skin thing is a pet peeve of my brothers practically every ork he’s ever painted has a different skin tone. If I look through my Catachans (my only army with enough skin to make a difference really) there are different skin tones but that’s mostly just due to the colours of the wash I have changing slightly over the years from brown ink to flesh wash to gryphonne sepia to Valejo flesh shade etc. rather than any meaningful effort on my part.
You are right there is not only one green.
I think there are two ways to paint miniature. TT-Standart or HD. If you just play there is no need for HD. Because you will not see the details. HD is for the cameras. I have recognized that TT looks on the table often better than HD. Only if you get very close and have the perfect lighting you see the better quality.
But Romain you are absolutely right always to go for HD.
This might be a life time challenge of mine as even in my years back in collage I had a hard time grasping colour theory. I don’t know why, it just a hard thing for me to put into practice.
Stay tuned… This is just the first of the series ! Being older helps.
If I wanted to get out of the house I would have taken up hiking not miniture painting
Joke a side very nice video
I’ve read a few articles on colour theroy but admittedly very little sunk in. It’s always nice to have someone explain it to you. Thanks Romain, looking forward to the next part.
Very good idea these vids.
Thanks Romain, very well timed. i am about to start painting some orks, (i am currently limited to 40k as my young daughter collects and plays but at least Orks look funny and i can be a little more adventurous than with the Grey Knights i started with). i plan to prime some white and some black and vary the basecoats, some yellow through to blue green before highlighting or washing. i didn’t think of leaves, my first thought was frogs and toads. They may turn out badly but it will be a good learning process and at least they wont all be snot green. Thanks again, look forward to part 2.
I’m eager to see what you come up with ! One of these days, I’m going to do some ork tutorials… But I doubt I can reach Allan Carrasco’s pedestal !
i am quite eager to see the outcome too, i am not sure how i can show you the results, is it possible to upload images for your inspection? i must admit to being a little intimidated, after following up and seeing Allan’s work and his link to your site (love the tiger head and Jabba). So far i have only painted 12 grey knight miniatures and 1 dreadnought. I painted two of the HQ chappies after watching your cloak tutorials and the first went well but was rather restrained, so i really went to town on the second with very dark shadows, deep red/bright red mids and orange to almost white highlights. It looked great close up, but from a distance looked like his bum was on fire so i think there must be a mid point to find. Anyway, please let me know if there is some way to show you images of progress and i will hopefully send something to amuse you over the Christmas period.
I think you have me confused with another painter… I don’t have a website on which to expose my work.
To show your work to me or anyone else on the web, why don’t you try using Minirama ? It’s a section of Beasts of War especially made for this type of thing. It’s easy to upload photos, and there’s already a considerable amount of images to see, all from BoW members !
The button is on the header.
Thanks Romain, i will try to upload some images when i have had a chance to paint over Christmas. This is all rather new to me but quite refreshing as i have been involved in computer graphics and digital image retouching for over 20 years, so approaching colour outside of CMYK print limitations (and without a graphics tablet and undo command) is challenging but very enjoyable. And i apologise for confusing you with someone else, i looked on Allan Carrasco’s website and noticed a link to another Romain and foolishly thought it must be you. Happy painting, and i hope you have a great Christmas.
I think you’re thinking of Romain Van Den Bogaert… He’s one of the most talented painters out there. I’m not up to that standard… You could do worse than get inspiration from him !
GET OUT OF THE HOUSE 0.0 your mad its scary out there,there be orks out there lol
That was a great vid! Go out doors is great advice! I noticed you were using some sort of damp sheet on your pallette, presumably to keep the paint active, could you give me some details of what it is? I have often shied away from mixing as much as I would like because the paint usually drys before I got it on to the model!
There’s a “how to” video on the site about the wet palette I use… It’s in the “tips” section of “3 colors up”. I think you’re either referring to the sponge or the baking paper…
This is a damp sponge covered in baking paper/parchment paper. There is a backstage video showing how to make a “wet palette” or google is your friend..
DOH, rom beat me whilst I watched, apologies… Thanks Rom for a great tutorial..
Very instructive, very original take on painting wargaming minis. You’ve expanded my horizon, thanks Romain! Would love to see a vid on the colour wheel and the ideas behind complementary colours.
Thanks everyone for your kind words… I hope this series will change the way you view painting for the better !
Did you just try a jedi mind trick on me? There’s nothing wrong with speed painting!
I used to go outside, but then i took an arrow to the knee…
Interesting start to the series this, look forward to see where it goes, anything that makes me paint better has to be a good thing
Once more another great video, Romain! I’m going off to watch the second video right now, and am painting a model as I watch/listen. I like and find these videos quite useful, so I can only imagine how much good they can do to a new painter just starting out. Cheers!
Really really great tutorial. It makes fun to watch it, even I#m not that in good in english I cand understand everything. Great job. Thanks
Really really great tutorial. It makes fun to watch it, even I#m not that in good in english I can understand everything. Great job. Thanks. Especially now where I’m just starting to paint and build my army. (please delete the first post. sorry for that)
Just a random find – a colour wheel showing where the GW range fit on the colour wheel: http://chromaticstimulus.blogspot.com/2010/02/hey-guys-i-have-been-working-hard-on.html
Neat ! It’s the older range, but it’s a great tool.
Great stuff… Can you paint (and of of course film it) the Inquisitor Lord Hector Rex, Please ???
I’m sorry, I’m going to have to pass… I don’t like that miniature. It’s just a matter of taste, really.
I’m watching this while painting some orks with standard green skin, red jackets and black pants. And I’m feeling rather dirty and ashamed…
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