I'm back, and I'm here for the basing tutorial I promised. It's not a long post, the new commissioned miniatures are already being worked on, so let's get right to it, shall we?
If you ever decide to paint some miniatures with bases already molded on, one of the best and easiest ways to make those bases look better is to make a "ye-olde" street under their feet. It doesn't involve much skill or time, and only uses three colo(u)rs. Here's how:
Step one: paint your bases black.
|Black just like my soul|
Step two: paint simple gray outlines of stones on the now black bases, like so:
|It doesn't matter if the lines are not even, you will paint over this anyway!|
|Remember: stones are not even, so your paint doesn't have to be THAT even.|
Step four: take a lighter shade of gray and drybrush it over the middle of the gray puddles that you made:
|Repeat step four until you have your desired effect.|
And that's that! Easy, quick and looks good. Also, good for beginners, since their hands tremble like jackhammers. Don't believe me? Here, some proof:
|Mrs. Legend painting a miniature for the first time.|
That's all for now, folks! Stay tuned for updates on the new commissions!