some works with bad background…

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Art Gallery of Mayor Samwise some works with bad background…

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  • #240
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    Well some of you wanted to see how I paint and as I mentionned in other posts I have problems taking pics with a proper background… So, anyway.. here are some of my works but please don’t pay attention to the background…

    The MS435 (my pride…) I spent an amazing amount of time on the painting of the base… I discussed a lot with ddaines at the time of this painting… quite some time ago)
    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/2_ms435_s.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/2_ms435_s.jpg[/imgz]

    L024… closeup on a 54mm work
    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/2_lo24.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/2_lo24.jpg[/imgz]

    #1699
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    Well some of you wanted to see how I paint and as I mentionned in other posts I have problems taking pics with a proper background… So, anyway.. here are some of my works but please don’t pay attention to the background…

    The MS435 (my pride…) I spent an amazing amount of time on the painting of the base… I discussed a lot with ddaines at the time of this painting… quite some time ago)
    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/2_ms435_s.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/2_ms435_s.jpg[/imgz]

    L024… closeup on a 54mm work
    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/2_lo24.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/2_lo24.jpg[/imgz]

    #1700
    Theobald
    Participant

    wonderful paint-job, Gildor! … The MS435 is excellent!
    You’re right about the background, of course.

    #2327
    Gavin
    Participant

    Those ARE amazing pieces of work.

    As a quick and dirty background method, get a neutral coloured towel or something and put the miniature on the towel. It reduces the background clutter in your picture and changes the ambient light around the model a bit. Makes it easier to photograph. (And by “easier” I mean “vaguely” – photographing miniatures is the devil’s armpit of a task*)

    Gavin

    * I asked some photographic expert sorts about it. A decent camera with manually adjustable lenses are what you really need. Sadly such things cost oodles of money. I think I may buy such a thing when I sell the house.

    #2328
    Theobald
    Participant

    But do you really know what time it takes to take a single photo with such a camera? … alas …
    I think Gildor’s pics are great indeed … except the backgrounds, of course … ;)

    #2332
    Wendy
    Participant
    Gavin wrote:
    photographing miniatures is the devil’s armpit of a task

    Well said. It is the bane of many a miniaturist. :rolleyes:

    #2845
    Axe99
    Participant

    Great MS435 Gildor – the base is very good, but you shouldn’t forget about Sauron, Gil-Galad and Isildur! Photographing miniatures can be a pain – I recommend an SLR with a dedicated macro lens, and a few different light sources. On another thread somewhere, someone (sorry – I know I know who it is, am just a bit dopey) mentioned using calendar or poster backgrounds which can work well – although you should make sure the background is a little out of focus unless it’s really good to keep the interest in the picture on the miniature) – and the towel as a simpler background is also a good option (go Gavin :)). If you can, use a tripod with a slow shutter speed and the natural light/effect lights, rather than a flash.

    #2848
    hsf62
    Participant

    The man has spoken!
    Look at the M16 falconer and you see, Master axe knows what he’s talking about!

    #2849
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    well since the time I took those pics I got some “material” , I do have a tripod and backgrounds now but well I spend more time painting and building site than taking pics… removing all of them from their glasscase for a little picture can take quite some time… !)
    But here are some other OLD pics of my paintings, it was years ago, when I was not yet using enough/lots of drybrushing effets.
    this is LO28 Celeborn
    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/2_l028.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/2_l028.jpg[/imgz]
    this is LO4 Aragorn
    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/2_lo4.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/2_lo4.jpg[/imgz]
    this is M197 Gondorian officer
    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/2_m197.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/2_m197.jpg[/imgz]

    #2857
    ddaines
    Participant

    Nice to see the latest images Gildor – You have some nice fine-detail painted on Celeborn’s armour ;)

    #2867
    Axe99
    Participant

    They might be old, but they’re still pretty good Gildor :). And yes, we definitely don’t want you spending more time taking photos of Mithrils than painting them!

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