Ok, so you’ve got the paints and the brushes, and you also have started painting the little buggers to get up them for tabletop play. Here are a few suggestions for further increasing the standard of your miniature painting- miniature painting service that I wish someone had told me when I started out.
Utilize and build a Wet Palette
One method to preserve your paint (you are able to keep you paints fresh for days!) and additionally to combine and prepare gradients of colors for transitions is through the use of a wet palette.
A palette that is wet is basically a moistened piece of palette paper or parchment paper placed on the top of sponge or wet foam as well as tissues. The essence is the fact that the froth is not empty of water. Porus paper sits on the froth that is wet, keeping small water moistening the top surface. So will not dry out paint put on the top surface is going to be kept damp. It’ll be thinned to the consistency that is perfect mechanically, and becomes easier to mix and intermingle.
Wet palettes may be bought, but may also be built using nothing more than (a) tissue paper; (b) a plastic container and (c) parchment paper. Essentially you put the tissue in the container in a number of layers- around 6-8 layers. Then it moistens with water until its water logged but not floating. Get the parchment paper (which needs to be cut to fit on the very top of the tissue) and moisten it as well then put it atop the tissue. The parchment paper is then used by you.
Plan your Color Scheme ahead of time
A lot of colors can produce an unharmonious circus of colors. For instance, the chaos dwarf to integrate turquois, blue, red, purple, yellowish, and ivory.