Thursday, 9 April 2015
Citadel Painting Reference Scrapbook
Today I thought I would show you a little side project I have been pottering away with for a while.
As I haven't painted very much in the past, I want to learn different skills and styles to try and do justice to the Batman sculpts.
My main set of paints are the current Citadel / GW set. I know some people don't like them but I have the whole range so it would be silly not to use them.
When I picked up the paints, I was still playing 40K so grabbed the painting book and some of the monthly White Dwarf mags at the same time. Digging those out again I found loads of fantastic 'Paint Splatter' tutorials using the exact colours I have.
This gave me an idea.......
I proceeded to cut up all the Paint Splatter pages and split them into colours for easy reference. I also managed to get my hands on most of the new weekly White Dwarf mags to add those Paint Splatters to the pile as well.
A hardback notebook and about 3 Pritt sticks later and I had my very own Citadel Painting Reference Guide!
Below and some samples pages from the book. I know it's not all by shade, but they were just stuck in where they fit.
What do you think?
I may even scan all of the pages and crate a PDF at some point.
I am still looking to improve it though.
If you have, or know anyone that has any issues of White Dwarf spare from the time between the current paint release and when they went weekly, let me know in the comment below.