Author Topic: Speed painting technique  (Read 9188 times)

Offline draken35

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8724
    • View Profile
Speed painting technique
« on: September 01, 2023, 09:05:48 PM »
I've found on Youtube some videos about the use of acrylic paints for tabletop games figures.
One of those videos describes a "speed painting" technique that is useful to quickly paint accessories to place on the tabletop. No need to have a "gold medal & Best of show paint" in such a case ; the goal is to have a tabletop battlefield that is eye-catchning.

I've tried that technique. All the different phases give an unpleasant result; but surprisingly the final result is... elegant!!!

So, here is the description of the process.

First step : a base coat of black color

Offline draken35

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8724
    • View Profile
Re: Speed painting technique
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2023, 09:07:45 PM »
All the colors used are AK 3G acrylics, with the use of Citadel Colors Nuln Oil & Agrax Earthshade.

The step two consisted in a drybrush of gold on some surfaces. No need to be careful...

Offline draken35

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8724
    • View Profile
Re: Speed painting technique
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2023, 09:08:25 PM »
Step 3 : Nuln Oil applied overall

Offline draken35

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8724
    • View Profile
Re: Speed painting technique
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2023, 09:09:52 PM »
Step 4 : Ultramarine blue paintbrushed in one layer only

Offline draken35

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8724
    • View Profile
Re: Speed painting technique
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2023, 09:10:58 PM »
Then, ultramarine paintbrushed again bud with a round paintbrush, little touch after little touch

Offline draken35

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8724
    • View Profile
Re: Speed painting technique
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2023, 09:13:12 PM »
After that, with a sponge, rust on some locations and finally Agrax Earthshade applied overall.

As previously said, the final result is eye-catching and good enough for play

Offline draken35

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8724
    • View Profile
Re: Speed painting technique
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2023, 09:13:43 PM »
I've tested the technique with different colors  :-green

Offline No.1

  • Administrator and Owner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 23125
  • Owner: www.letletlet-warplanes.com
    • View Profile
    • LetLetLet - Warplanes
Re: Speed painting technique
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2023, 07:06:15 PM »
Wonderful  :-razz definitely magic in simple relaxing way  :-wch long time ago I paint in such way instrument panel for Bf 109, but just some elemens.

Offline draken35

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8724
    • View Profile
Re: Speed painting technique
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2023, 09:54:34 PM »
You're true, it's really relaxing 😉