It's been a while since I really posted anything here, but I'll make my artistic debut by creating an ancient looking Star of Chaos. The look I'm going for is as if it were written on a magic scroll or a page torn from some tome of forbidden knowledge long ago.
I'll throw a few pictures up as I make worthwhile progress. First, however, I'd like to elaborate on how I'm going to 'age' my sketchbook paper. Most of you probably know how to do this, as it's rather simple, but it's a neat trick for those who don't.
You'll need a piece of paper to boot, preferably sketchbook paper as it's a little more rugged than computer or notebook paper. Also a couple bags of black tea. Some people prefer using coffee or even baking the paper in an oven, but this works for me. Simply brew a cup and start dabbing the tea bags over your paper.
Just don't be rough, because the bags tend to rip open if you use it for too long or too aggressively. Try to be random with your strokes to create a more realistic looking stain. Once one layer is finished, let the page dry completely before going over it again to cover up spots you missed or darken it up if you prefer.
Simple as that.
Anyway, here's my paper so far. I will probably touch up a few areas but I'm going to get started sketching out my design. It'll be a Tzeentch inspired star written, eventually, in blood red ink with a few details here/there in black.