Saturday, August 4, 2018

Mary: Skin

So I was going to get back to my gladiator today, but this figure has been sitting over there staring a me for a while. So I decided to get back to Mary here.

I'd worked on her last back in May at Reaper, focusing on her face. Unfortunately, I failed to take adequate notes on what I was doing, so when I tried to get back to it today, I didn't do that great. I made something of a mess of her chest, and ended up decided to just deepen the shadows with the purple from her face, smooth things out a bit, and leave it at that. I also changed the shape of the highlight on her chest.

Anyway, I'll see how I feel about it next time I work on her, but I'm thinking rather than try to fix it I'm going to move on, finish this figure up, and move on to something else large scale.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Bonaccia: Blade, Base

I finished off her blade today, and started on the base. I got a late start so I didn't get as much done as I'd have liked. It's just a base coat and a bit of shading on the base. There's a couple spots under the bottom edge of her cloak that I couldn't get to without getting paint all over the cloak itself. This is why I don't attach a figure to its base until both are painted anymore.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Bonaccia: Bodice, Cloak, Blade

I did the shading and highlighting on the piping on her bodice, then went back and highlighted the cloak. Last, I've started the blade. That's a base coat and a first round of shadow. I think it's just finishing the blade and then painting her base that's left.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Bonaccia: Bodice

Today I put highlights on Bonaccia's bodice. Then, rather than go on to the cloak, I put in the gold piping. I wanted to see how it was going to all go together. So far, so good.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Bonaccia: Boots, Cloak, Ruffles, Bodice

Today I put the top highlight on her boots and gloves, though I may go back with a bit of a purple glaze since everything else has a bit of purpley highlights. I did the ruffles, then painted the bodice purple and re-based the cloak with the same purple. Pretty sure I like it better than the black cloak, though I don't love it as much as I thought I would.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Bonaccia: Hair, Boots, Gloves, Cloak

I finished Bonaccia's hair today. It's an experiment; I want it to read as black, and went with a much more saturated blue-purple than I would usually use. Have to see what it looks like when everything else at least has a base color on it.

I continued the expermienting. Her sleeves and leggings are a not-quite-black that leans purple, the boots and gloves are a true black, and the cloak is a neutral but less dark black. The differences are visible, but they are also very subtle so they are only apparent if you look very close, under good lighting. I'm not sure I like that much black; I am thinking I will change the cloak to a dark purple instead. I finished the highlights on the sleeves and leggings, and started highlights on the boots and gloves. I want to give them a shiny, glossy look, so I will finish them up with white, and probably end up pulling back some of the blues that are there.