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 Post subject: Painting Black Cloth the Bastion Studio way?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:56 am 

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So I've got my unit of Mendicants painted up and wanted some guidance on how to paint the mantles / hoods like they appear on the box and in the gallery. Is it a charcoal black with some light grey on the edges? Could someone do a quick step-by-step?

I'm an intermediate painter and have heard hundreds of different ways to paint black cloth - from midnight blue to jade turquoise to fortress grey. I really like how Bastion painted their monks and am hoping they'll chime in!

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 Post subject: Re: Painting Black Cloth the Bastion Studio way?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:33 pm 

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I have never tried painting black like that, but it looks like there's a little blue in it. I have been painting for a long time, but my bane is mixing colours. I tend to stick to available colours to keep consistancy.

Hopefully someone with more experience can come along and help.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:09 pm 
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I black prime everything and dry brush my way up through the tones I going to use its a faster way to paint .

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:49 pm 
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I spoke to Jennifer Haley at GenCon. She told me that highlighting true black is different from any other color.

The difference is that with other colors the more gradual the build up the better it looks. With black a gradual buildup makes the item look dark gray.

I was told sharp highlights of light gray to grey/white will get the look we want.

As for the dominicani, that effect looks to be a combo of sharp highlights and photography / lighting.

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 Post subject: Re: Painting Black Cloth the Bastion Studio way?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:16 pm 

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To me it looks more like a gradual build up: most of the cloak is dark gray.
The only place that has real black is inside the hoods and deep in the folds.
The rest is a smooth layer of dark gray, and a more blueish gray highlights.

You can clearly see the lines of the highlight on the back two Dominicani here.


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