So it’s been a few days. I had an hour long session a few days ago where I struggled with the eyes…and we won’t be doing pics for that one…
So today I finally wrestled with the eyes about another half hour and got them to where I’m going to get them A little cavity keeps sucking paint into it along the lower right eye, and now there’s a nugget of dried paint in there, short of cutting it out and starting over on the face, well, it is what it is.
Should be able to finish her off in one or two more sessions depending on how the weather goes this weekend.
Finally made the time to get some paint on. Shanna the Cave Girl officially base coated.
Hi there! I’m not dead yet, it’s just a flesh wound! This last project got a bit much for me, so I took a month off. I’d been pushing myself pretty hard with painting the previous eight months straight and needed a break. Also, going to set the Avatar aside for a while just for the clean break. That ton of nmm gold isn’t what I want to start back into it with!
So yesterday I cleaned up a couple options for the next project. I think I’ll be painting Cave Girl from Bombshell, with Shanna the She-Devil from Marvel’s Savage Lands as inspiration. I also cleaned up her companion as well as a couple Sedition Wars game minis, a trooper and zombie. After some thought about whether or not to glue on the Trooper’s arms, they’re all primed and ready to go.
Also, thanks to the guys at Ravenswood Comics for help getting up to speed on who’s inking the coolest comics these days. Finding a couple Savage Wolverine featuring Shanna was a nice bonus!
Apologies for the crap pics. Another month and I should be back at the desk with more lighting.
Second layer for the white, Snow Shadow over all but the deepest shadows.
Third layer, Ghost White. Starting to work against me, getting chalky.
Final layer, Pure White. Super chalky. Decided to walk away from it for the night and look at it with fresh eyes tomorrow.
Getting a start on the RPG March challenge project. The idea is to take a mini and paint it up like a character from a video game RPG. I decided on one of my very favorite CRPGs of all time, Ultima. The model will be painted as the Avatar, the player’s character.
I started with Reaper 03556: Ashlan Fellthrush, Heroic Paladin. First thing that had to go was the shield emblem, as that needs to be a serpent.
Then priming and lining.
And finally the base coating.
Bronze skin, blond hair, white tabard, lots of gold. My first stab at white, I’m going for a cool white and that blue will really be more for the undersides and very deepest folds, not much should show by the end. There’s going to be prominent freehand on this, I’m a bit daunted but it should be educational.
So my WIP for this fell apart. I just slapped some paint on fairly quick and it was done in one session in which I forgot to take pictures.
The bow and side of the quiver were difficult, as there was no detail to work with and I wasn’t feeling particularly creative with it.
The skin turned out quite a bit better than it photographs. I used a couple washes of Burning Orange:Midnight Blue over the base coat of Burning Orange. The first wash was more general and something like a 3:1, then a more targeted shadow glaze of 1:2. Then another layer of Burning Orange, followed by a highlight of Highlight Orange and lastly a highlight of Bright Skin.