NMM – Non-Metallic Metal – has been a bane in my painting life. I’ve watched hours of video, I’ve practiced on small things, like weapons and the odd bit of armour, but that has been my limit – I just haven’t been able to get my head around it.
NMM is an advanced technique, especially if you want to do it well, and it mostly revolves around how metal reflects light. Understand this and you’re halfway there, but it isn’t an easy concept to understand, at least up until now that is.
After mentioning my woes at painting NMM on Loki, Jeff of Kuribo’s painting, kindly offered some advice and pointed me in the direction of Kujo Painting. Kujo does miniature painting tutorials and his explanation of how light reflects on metals and how to interpret that in your painting is second to none – it’s the most productive 10-minutes I’ve ever spent on YouTube!
It’s so good it deserved sharing… enjoy!