It is also worth mentioning that I have an awesome art store near my local gaming store which sells paint markers (markers that write with acrylic paint).
Right! I had forgotten about those, I remember hearing about those marker pens that are really fine that 'some' people use to do freehand work with. I will keep an eye out for them.
I am enjoying your ork blog btw... You work is spectacular... Rather than give you advise, I feel it's be better to take some from you...! lol
Thanks man, but I am only a newbie of sorts. Still gotta find my Ork groove, I hope everyone will be pleasantly surprised once I start painting
As for the checkers though... I paint mine in all sorts of colors for each unit... What I like to do is paint the darker color first... So in the instance of black and whiet goff style, go with the black and block out the sections you are going to checker... I like to make the edges of the block scuffed, like the paint has chippedoff partially... Follow this by using the light color, painting your squares but leave a slight gap between them, kind of like an outline... it is important to make the perfectly square... I use a really sharp brush for this... If you look at my rust link, you can see some of the checkers I've put on for reference...
Thanks for those tips, I have never painted checkers before and getting a bit of info first really helps the planning stage. I will knock some up this week with any luck ! Weathering is something that I will be focusing heavily on when it comes to my army, I have quite a few techniques that I tried with the Nurgle Rhinos I did, and will (hopefully) be perfecting it on a smaller scale with the Orks.
I have some beautiful brushes that I am very keen to use, so sharpness will not be an issue. I think I have 2x 000 brushes from Windsor & Newton and one Vallejo 000. The Vallejo one will more than likely be used for this task, as I am sure it will take quite the beating !
I am getting ants in my pants waiting for my new paints to arrive !