I also did some work on freehand for the djinn today. No paint on the mini, but some planning and practice.
Here's a shot of some in-progress drawing of different patterns I was considering:
I pulled some ideas for patterns off the internet, then practiced drawing them with a pen until I had a pattern I liked and could do it reasonably consistently.
Then I tried replicating it with slightly thinned down paint and a liner brush.That's the black one.
Now, I'm having trouble deciding what color to use for the pattern on his pants. So, I put down a splotch of that blue and painted the pattern on it in various colors I'm considering using.
Black, brown, a darker blue, a couple reds, yellow, and gold. I plan to put this pattern all over the pants, so I want it to be apparent, but subtle enough so that it doesn't make the pants super busy. I'm not excited about any of those colors....enh, maybe the gold. I will probably try again with a set of colors somewhat lighter than the base blue and see how that goes.
And last, two new pieces. A barmaid from Reaper 2583: Townsfolk I, and Reaper 14371: Saori, Shadow Sister. First order of business on them will be deciding what to do with the bases, but that's a task for tomorrow.