miniatures. · painting · Uncategorized · Wh40K

Object Source Lighting, take 1

I always think that it is important to keep pushing yourself and trying new things. I have already come a long way since I rejoined the hobby two years ago and have learned a great deal. If you had asked me what Object Source Lighting (OSL) was two years ago, I would have looked at you with a blank expression and shrugged. Back then, I was still wondering about how much paint thinner to use and what an edge highlight was. Oh how far I have come.

Anyway, enough waffle about past me. Yesterday, I did my first attempts at OSL. I decided I wanted to give the technique a go and see what it looked like. Here are the results:

In some ways, I am lucky. I have done a lot of drawing in the past so I have a vague idea where light and shadows would fall. This helped me a great deal when it came to painting the OSL. He has fire in his hands, painted in pale green, which also makes it stand out against the blue of his robes.

I am pleased with this as it is a first attempt.

Things I did well: Got the light in the right places.

Next time: I need to make sure that the paint is a lot thinner and to build it up more gradually, it looks a bit stark in some places, it needs to be softer.

All in all, I think I did alright. I knew I wasn’t going to nail this rather tricky technique first time but I am closer to the mark than I thought I would be.

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