How to Paint High Contrast Miniatures with Photography (5 Steps)

Not sure if you have enough contrast on your painted miniature? A quick way to check if you have enough contrast on your miniature is to take a photo! Once you have the image, remove the color. You’ll see the dynamic range on your model a lot better, and painting with high contrast will become a lot easier!

In this article, Chris Spotter, studio artist and owner of the “The Spotted Painter”, shows us a quick tip on how to use photographs to help paint miniatures with high contrast. I’ve been a fan of Mr. Spotter, and I have learned a lot following his work on social media. You can see more of his instruction on his Facebook page here.

The key to the venerated “3D pop” in miniature painting is contrast.

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