Sunday, January 15, 2017

Skarre: Bodice, Base

Put some highlights on Skarre's bodice today. Then I diverted to paint her base and the 'cut off' planes black, along with her belt. I think it's a big help in giving a better idea what the feel of the piece will be. I'd hoped to get more done with her, but it didn't happen today.

I did get some more done on the layout of my diorama, though.

I think that's pretty close to final. Next I'll probably cut the 'real'versions of those plaques the heads are on, and finalize their placement. I am a little concerned about the empty space between the top of the throne and the large dragon head. I might see if I can find some small things to put in, maybe a couple crossed swords or something.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Skarre: Jacket, Bodice. Also, Diorama.

Got back to Skarre today. This is with some highlights on her jacket and shading on the blue bodice. I'm happy with the highlights, still not super thrilled with the color, and still sticking with it. 

I've also been continuing the planning of my diorama for WME. Here's the latest layout, as far as the throne, back wall, and wall decorations go. The idea was to size the wall for hanging trophy heads, and to start sizing plaques for the heads, 

But that dragon head is a bit large; it draws too much attention. So, these are my other two options:

I'm currently leaning toward the one on the left.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Lem: Coat, Leather

Continued on with Lem. He's far enough along that I'll probably finish him before going back to anything else.

I put shading and highlighting on the red coat and base coated the leather bits. I am simplifying his color scheme from the artwork.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Lem: Pants, Jacket

After a water cup spillage crisis tonight, I still managed to get some painting in. I went back to Lem and finished off his pants - shading, highlighting, and stripes. Note the stripes are also highlighted. Then I started base coating his jacket. I still need to put another coat or two on the jacket. I'm having trouble with paint beading on him...enough that I'm starting to wonder if I actually washed him before putting him in the 'ready to paint' bin.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Skarre: Jacket

Put shading on Skarre's coat today. I'm still not loving that color, but I'm going to go with it. I think the shading helped some. I'm not sure the shadows are deep enough, but I'm going to reserve judgement until I've got some highlights on there. Sometimes you have to have both ends of the contrast in place before it'll really pop.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Skarre: Hair, Jacket

Finished Skarre's hair...I'm not sure if it's any good or not, but I'm moving on. Then started on her jacket and bodice. I'm not sure about that particular shade of red for the jacket. It plays nice with the shading on her skin, but it's a little more on the pink side than I like for her. I dunno, I may go with it anyway.