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Friday, November 25, 2016
Quick and Easy Gem Painting
Over on the Reaper Forum, I received a comment on the gems I did on Monday's Storm Giant figure; so I thought I'd do a quick tutorial on how I paint them. I picked this method up somewhere along the way; I'm not quite sure where now.
No matter what color you're using, I begin by painting the gem a solid mid-tone.
I then do a crescent moon shape at the top with a dark tone, and then the same at the bottom with a light tone of the base color
Next, I add a White highlight dot at the 11 o'clock position on the top, and a large White highlight oval shaped dot at the bottom 5 o'clock position.
Lastly, I cover the gem with a gloss varnish. While it doesn't look particularly good blown up this big, the effect usually looks very good on the small gems you find on figures.