Robots in Disguise – Ancient Next Level Painting Techniques



Yo Dawg, class is in session and it’s time to learn some Ancient Next Level Techniques on how to make your edges POP!

Let’s finish off this Jotums Model and level up your painting skill!



Step 1: Mix some Prussian Blue and Black to and get your paint into the lines. You’ll notice I’m wearing gloves to keep my fingers from pulling the paint off the model or my hand oils on the model.



Take your time, pull the brush towards you. You can see i got the pinky bracing against the model for support.



Next up, the gun, I paint it black and let me say that the Vallejo Black is amazing. Not all blacks are created equal and this paint is the right amount of Matte and Shine.



Mix Prussian Blue and Black again and use that to line up the gun. Just trace the outline, it’s technique not skill.



Then hit the edges with a white to make it go KaPow.



Line up the edges, here I went with a blue/white mix; I didn’t go straight to white.



Then line it up with white to make it go KaPow!



Cavalry Brown and Orange, 50/50 mix for the Fuel Tanks



Orange for the highlights subtly.



Then sepia for the wash into the lines to give it that depth.



I’m really digging this electric blue effect, that would look so great on some Ultramarines.

If you want to see it all step by step click the video below:

Edge Highlighting – Ancient Next Level Techniques


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  • NeonPhoenix

    you mean the Angel Giraldez technique. dude wrote a frackin book around this style…

    • Ed Butlar

      To be fare he talks about angels book a lot, oh and I met Angel Giraldez last Saturday, cool guy, can’t speak a word of english though.

    • Firemind

      He does say that he’s following Angel’s book in the first video, so…yeah

  • thebouv

    Yo dawg? C’mon now.

  • V10_Rob

    Props for actually writing a tutorial and using still photos. Video has its strengths, but sometimes the student needs to dwell and think on a particular step.

  • Paul O’Reilly

    Wish this guy would stop talking like a wannabe gangster all the time. He’s a half decent painter and i’d actually watch his stuff if he wasn’t so annoying

    • euansmith

      I’ve never met him, but I get the impression that he just talks that way in real life. I find the juxtaposition of the geeky with the thugboi to be amuzing.

    • John Robert Hurley

      +1 Tried to watch one of his videos … Could not handle the douche-bro speak.

  • For a man who makes a point to talk about wearing gloves, he touches the model with his non gloved hand a lot

  • euansmith

    If only I had the eye to hand co-ordination and eye-sight to treat models to this level of painting. As it is, I think I’ll stick to hoping my washes come out okay.

  • Panos

    Thank you mate. Great guide. Keep the good work.