Avatar WIP 2

Apologies for the crap pics. Another month and I should be back at the desk with more lighting.

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Second layer for the white, Snow Shadow over all but the deepest shadows.

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Third layer, Ghost White. Starting to work against me, getting chalky.

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Final layer, Pure White. Super chalky. Decided to walk away from it for the night and look at it with fresh eyes tomorrow.

Avatar WIP 1

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.

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Then priming and lining.

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And finally the base coating.

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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.

Ral Partha Goblin

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.

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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.