I’m sorry, did you want to cast something? :)
The horror… The beauty…. Dear god I love mill/discard
what a beauty
Hello! That is ridiculous. Anyone can be a good painter with a touch of practice! Start with some easy cards that you 1) have multiples of 2) didn’t spend more than $1 on.
Start with some simple extensions, such as finishing the wings on an angel. Before you start with color, paint a layer of light gray over whatever area of the card you plan on altering. Put down a second coat once the first layer has completely dried, and then once the second gray layer is dry, start painting with your colors. Make sure to add some water to make your paint less chunky :) I hope this helped! Please feel free to ask again if you have more questions.
For new alter artists, try priming your cards by using method A (left) instead of method B (right). Both are effective ways of covering those borders, but here’s the difference:
You’re less likely to see THE ever-foreboding LINE OF DOOM once you’ve finished painting. That is, the line you can see sitting higher on the card than the original art because your paint was thick and/or streaky during priming.
With Ætherling, instead of using a large brush to just make a lined streak up and down the sides of the card with one layer of white + black = grey primer, I used two thin layers (ill probably add a third) of black + white + red = primer that is more of a similar color to the background. I ended up swirling the paint a tiny bit around Ætherling because it ended up much flatter and will blend in much more nicely in the end.
And yes, I will be changing to Golden acrylics because they’re better quality, but this is for the starting and learning alter artists who don’t want to/can’t spend as much money on fancy paints and use acrylics like mine.
If you guys have any questions on how to alter cards, please don’t ever hesitate to ask!