This time, I wanted to try a blue steel effect with blending. I enjoyed the green and liked how it looking in my last attempt, so tried it on Sanson Farstrider, who I had just laying about.
I am super pleased with how it has turned out. I think the blending looks smooth and the tones have come out really well. I do think the blue needs more mid-tones, though I am happy with the levels of contrast in the mini. I think the red cloak and plume stands out well against the blue metals. The gold looks alright too.
I hope everyone appreciates Eagley on his wrist too!
I painted him using dry brushing (for the most part). I wanted to remind myself that bright colours look great alongside dark ones and that spooky ghosts are awesome. I used the neon method that I worked on previously, and this is the result:
I am pleased with the result, and think that the bright green looks great with the dark purple underneath. I enjoyed creating the lighter parts too, and the dark silver just finished it off nicely.
This miniature didn’t take all that long to do either, and was a good way of getting back to painting after the Christmas break.
I love going to Warhammer World and today was as awesome as always. It has been a while since I have been, and I know some of the displays have changed. After a refreshing lunch at Bugmans – as good as always – we decided to explore the galleries and see what we could find. I took a lot of pictures while we walked around and took away a lot of inspiration and ideas.
I also ran into a friend while there, which was lovely as I had not seen them since before lockdown! The atmosphere was buzzing and it was great to see the event hall in use by so many people too.
Back in December/January, I did a large order of Daughters of Khaine for a client. They were in touch recently and asked if I would do the second part. Of course, I agreed and I have spent a good few weeks working on them. I have to admit that they are not my favourite miniatures. They’re pretty spindly in a lot of places and the aesthetic is just not my thing. That said, they are well made models and I can appreciate them for what they are. Here they are in all their finished glory:
I have recently worked on the ork sorcerer from the Dominion box set – the swampcalla shaman and his pot grot buddy.
I wanted to make them look grimy, as though they lived in a swamp before joining the rest of the orks. I opted for muted colours on the whole miniature, and even the yellow I used looks grubby thanks to some Agra’s earth shade.
I’m pleased how they both turned out, and they were fun to paint too. They didn’t take too long and if I were to paint an ork army, I’d paint them like this!
I had a go at painting Yndrasta recently, and wanted to get her done relatively quickly. As such, most of her was painted using dry brushing. I layer up the colours, starting dark and then working up to the brightest with less and less pressure on the brush. The wings show this the clearest and I feel it worked well.
I also dry brushed the metallic part of her, finally using a detail brush to pick out other details such as the gems and belts. I’m really pleased with how she turned out.
I also added some grasses to the base to make it look a bit swampy. There are some of those details already there, however I added some more to make the effect more dynamic. Here she is:
I have recently tried to take some more scenic pictures of the miniatures I have painted as a part of a project I have done. I wanted to share the results as I am pleased with how they have turned out. There are rather a few of them showing some of the best painted miniatures I have created, as well as some of the scenery.
I am pleased with how these pictures have turned out, and even if this project comes to nothing, I have created these and worked on things I would not have done ordinarily. I’ve learned and that is important!
I painted a large batch of Ungors a few months ago for a client and I was pleased when they got in touch to ask me to do some more. I really like the miniatures, and I am not in the habit of turning down work anyway! This time, it was for 21 Ungors and 3 of the guys to go on the chariots.
Batch painting has become habit now, I find it more difficult to paint one miniature at a time – unless it is a character of course – so I popped them on the used air-brush paint shot glasses and got on with them.
I could remember how I did the previous ones, however I was sent a couple of fully painted ones I had done before as a reminder anyway. This did help, though I would have used the pictures I took of the last set. I should really consider setting up a paint diary for the future!
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I was really pleased with how the Splintered Fang Warband turned out, so I decided to have a go at another warband with a lot of skin on show, this time focusing on a lighter brown. I picked up some of the Spire Tyrants and had a go at them. I love painting black and gold – it’s the heretic in me I am sure – and so these were a great chance to do so with no real motivation for wanting to keep them forever. If it had been Space Marines, that would be a different story. Here they are in all their glory:
I am pleased with the lighter brown skin here, though shading it was trickier. I didn’t use purple this time, I used a darker shade of brown. I base coated in Dryad Bark as before but gave a light dusting of XV-88 with the airbrush, just the slightest of coating to alter the tone. I then used Mournfang and XV-88 to add highlights. I shaded with Agrax Wash (I think). I’d certainly like to try again sometime and refine the process.
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Alright, that might be a bit disparaging to this miniature, however I always thought they looked like savage chickens. I had this half of the box of Chaos Beasts spare after I was commissioned to paint the gargoyles and after the drybrush experiment the other day, I thought I would use them as more practice.
What I really like about these is how vibrant the green is against the dark purple body. These are the colours I used before, and I wanted to see if they worked on more than one miniature. It was fun to see them develop and watch the vibrant colours build up.
I only used drybrushing on these creatures – except for the texture paint on the base – and they took an hour to do.
I want to try using this technique with other bright colours. I have pink and orange already, I just need to use the colour wheel to see what dark colours they would work with, find some miniatures to experiment on and see what happens.