Metal and leather are two textures that have always scared me. Knowing where to paint highlights, weather to let the shadow of the model do the work, painting reflected light or warping a reflected image. It's scary how much you need to know to get a grip on these things. So I decided to cheat to make it easier for me. :D
Accuracy in this is pretty easy actually! I just made sure I held the miniature at the same angle under the light while I painted them. Using dots of chrome paint where the light fell, followed by a very thin glaze of blue to set.
I still feel I have a long way to go with leather, especially when looking at people like Marta Slusarska
Who, in my mind, is one of the masters of all things cloth. She has better tutorials on that than anyone else.
thanks for reading guys!