Thursday, 28 June 2012

Rackham 'Centurus Clone' W.I.P

While I've been doing the final bits n pieces on Sumothay, started next project namely Centurus clone.
Having watched few Manga films recently decided to do him in similar Manga/Cartoon style. 
Want bright kind of retro style in the end..

To start off used Zenithal spray base but done with grey and white to keep the base colours bright.
The armour is painted without solid basecoat. 
Started with glaze of   G.W Ice blue
           Followed by    G.W Rotten flesh
                      Then    G.W Hawk turquoise
                       And    G.W Shadow grey
                    Finally    G.W Midnight blue
All colours worked from light area to dark concentrating the darker colours below the waist and lower back.
The glazes are built up to solid colour over 3 passes (Picture shows 2nd pass).
Next few stages are to black line and extra overall washes to tie it all together.


Thursday, 14 June 2012

Sumothay by Enigma. W.I.P

Having completed my warm up miniature I wasted no time in jumping on to next project. Namely Sumothay, This miniature was chosen to provide me with new challenge of much larger scale piece,With a lot of subtle details.Has been real pleasure to paint this guy the sculpt is excellent, with just the right blend of fantasy and real going on.Got proper mixed vibe from this one kind of Japanese,Elven,Nomad but a definitely Caucasian male..So with these few prompts I set about painting.

Started with my standard spray base coat.

Poor quality picture :( sorry about that, but you can  still see.

Next step was to block in the first base colours and quick shade&highlight. (above) Decided on green as main armour colour with neutral colours for cloth,fur etc

Then I began to glaze the entire mini starting off with warm yellow on head and shoulders blending to sepia, from chest to mid thigh blending to Devlin mud,down to toes. Applied these glazes over several thin layers possibly about 3 or 4.more on lower darker areas.
From the last picture can see that half the face is much lighter and friendly ish... where as other is cold n grim.
This happened without planning, but had wave of inspiration that had to follow. Idea became that he is man pushed to the edge seeking revenge.Yet still of two minds as to how far he must go.
' To defeat a demon one must become a demon '

More progress, Re highlighted over the glaze layers to bring out individual areas. Placed the lighting just over his right shoulder to put the front left of him in shadow like the face.(Becomes more apparent later)

Painted him up to about three quarters done,While constructing base. Then glue him in place ready to do all the final lights and tweaks. Not many pictures of base work in progress, did find one though, along with the chaos of paints etc on my desk..

I am currently still messing around with pulling all the final bits together (Hedgehog inc).
Will post finished pictures once done with list of additions.

Any feedback & thoughts before finish would be great help.

Cheers  ijee.Dave

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Wolfrik the Warrior.

Warm up with Wolfrik the Warrior....
After break from the brushes needed something to get going again and find that flow.
Inspired by alternate version of Wolfrik seen at GamesDay few years ago, Decided to
give him Helmet and second weapon so he was suited up for war & Carnage . .

Thoughts while painting him ;
  Minimal pallet more fantasy real..
  Added blues to all basecoats to give cold and harmonious feel.
  The base was painted using the same colours from mini to add harmony.
  To contrast the overall cold feel and bring focus to head used warm tones on helmet.                                                                
  Balanced this out with fresh warm blood on weapons to create triangle of spot colours.

Comments and any feed back would be great, Anyone kind enough to vote he's now on cmon
 Cheers for looking                                                                ijee.Dave.

'On with the Snow'.... How to... Snow.

Hi again folks
 Like it says in the title 'On with the Snow'.
 Few people asked about the snow effect on recent...ish paint job of
BaneLords.     Ulric the Defiler,

Things required; Bicarbonate of soda
                         Satin varnish
                         Tooth pick
                         Sculpting tool
                         Pallet    (Cat head shape is optional)

Start off with blob of varnish on pallet.

Sprinkle on the Bicarbonate of soda.

Mix together. adding more of each to thicken or thin down.

Apply. Used sculpt tool like spade and tooth pick to push and place.
           Added snow effect over several (6-8) layers to give fluffy texture.
           Letting each layer dry before the next is applied..

                                                                 Hope this is of help.
                                                                                                              . ijee.Dave.