After my first miniature photography session I realised that my painting simply wasn’t good enough. I was happy with a number of elements of my models but there was lots of work to do to bring them up to a standard that I would be happy with.
My test model is now almost complete (high-quality photographs don’t lie – and I can see a few minor alterations in the extreme highlighting that I want to correct) and I thought I’d post the before and after painting pictures.
The following 4 pictures show my test miniature next to his squadmate:
The two stage highlight makes the miniature look far better in the photographs – but to be honest in real life the additional quality it brings to the miniature is hard to see. In fact when I asked my girlfriend which one looked better she very helpfully said the old un-highlighted one. Her opinion will rarely be seeked from now on when it comes to my miniatures!
What do you guys think, is highlighting worth the extra time and effort? Any painting hints or tips would be greatly appreciated!