Lava Caverns painting scheme

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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by pacarat » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:10 am

Mottled open lava has a really nice effect.

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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by dice4hire » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:25 am

Very nice technique.
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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by falerion » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:52 am

Here an update for the Lava River tiles with step-by-step walk-through (also using only DF colors):

1) A wet-brushing of the whole tile with Lava Yellow. You might need several layers as the yellow paint is a bit thin.
lava_river_01_red.jpg
lava_river_01_red.jpg (87.83 KiB) Viewed 1925 times
2) A wet-brushing with Deep Lava on the rim between the flat area and the raised part of the tiles. I intended to have a darker orange near the rim.
lava_river_03_red.jpg
lava_river_03_red.jpg (102 KiB) Viewed 1925 times
3) A heavy dry brush with Lava Orange on the cavern part of the tiles.
lava_river_05_red.jpg
lava_river_05_red.jpg (80.33 KiB) Viewed 1925 times
4) With a sponge the (Deep Lava) rim, part of the yellow flat area and the cavern parts, are dabbed with Lava Orange. Dab the sponge into the paint and then dab on a paper towels until you get a feel for the pushing force and the amount of paint you need to get a pattern you like. The sponge should be turned around during dabbing to avoid a pattern on the tile.
lava_river_09_red.jpg
lava_river_09_red.jpg (83.99 KiB) Viewed 1925 times
5) With a brush apply a light Black dry-brushing on the cavern part of the tile.
lava_river_10_red.jpg
lava_river_10_red.jpg (100.33 KiB) Viewed 1925 times
6) With a sponge and Black paint dry-dab the rim and a part of the flat area. Dab the sponge on paper towels before hitting the tile. Again avoid patterns with the sponge.
lava_river_11_red.jpg
lava_river_11_red.jpg (108.75 KiB) Viewed 1925 times
7) Apply another layer of Lava Orange with the sponge all over the flat yellow area. You might not want to do this step if you want bright yellow lava in the river instead of the orange look.
lava_river_12_red.jpg
lava_river_12_red.jpg (123.83 KiB) Viewed 1925 times
And here a picture of the sponge I used next to a tile. It is kind of coarse.
laval_river_sponge.jpg
laval_river_sponge.jpg (93.75 KiB) Viewed 1925 times

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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by Rabbit Burner » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:49 am

Very Nicely done :D
Great step by step too - always amazed how you get from step 1 to the finished article as they look soo different.

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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by bernyleung » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:55 pm

Great job! Maybe I'll do one of my KS5 rooms in a similar scheme.... (no, I'm not getting the Lava Bridge)

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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by dice4hire » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:28 pm

Very well done. I did some freestanding walls in a similar way(with fewer steps) and I did some stone edge on the tops of the walls to give a bit of an ash look and to tone down the gloss a bit. Pokorny Black is really glossy.
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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by dice4hire » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:49 pm

Very well done. I did some freestanding walls in a similar way(with fewer steps) and I did some stone edge on the tops of the walls to give a bit of an ash look and to tone down the gloss a bit. Pokorny Black is really glossy.
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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by Harneloot » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:31 pm

Fantastic! Would love to have a wider range of tiles for my lava sets like you have created - as they are, the lava sets are a bit repetitive in a build.

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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by Vegomatic » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:25 pm

Those are incredible!!!!

Love the step by step and use of Dwarven Forge colors. Thank you so much for sharing!

Very well done!

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Re: Lava Caverns painting scheme

Post by GardenDM » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:49 pm

Awesome paint job and thank you for the write-up!

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