Here's Kyra, with the metals and base all finished.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Here she is. Almost done, I think. I've put shading and highlighting on the sash, belt, pants, and other such bits. The blue and green you see on the sword and other spots are an undercoat for metal - blue for silver, green for gold. Next time I'll finish the metals and then paint her base, and she'll be done.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Shaded and highlighted Kyra's rube, and put the base coat on her sash, scarf, pants, and shoes. She's coming along. I'm not super fond of that silver - looks too much like white. I may go over it with a darker silver and highlight up to that. I'm also starting to find the brown liner undercoat kind of irritating. I don't use black primer for a reason, and I'm finding many of these colors are taking many, many coats to cover the brown.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Finished up the chain mail. Not sure I'm liking it, but the figure has definitely entered the ugly stage so I won't know for a while. I base coated some other silver bits and her sleeves and sash.. I think once I get the blue on her robe I'll get a better sense for how she's coming along.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Continued work on Kyra's chain mail. I decided to go with true metallics, so I mixed some silver and a bright gold to get an intermediate tone. I put that over the beige and then hit the whole area with a sepia wash. Next time, I'll go back over it lightly with the silver/gold mix, and then hit a few select spots with plain silver. Right now, I'm thinking that is not going to give me the effect I was looking for, but time will tell.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
So, I actually finished off her face a couple days ago, got pictures, and just never got them posted. Today I started work on her chain mail with a base coat. I'm going with the canon coloring for her. In that color scheme, her chain mail is somewhere between gold and silver. So I went with a pale yellow-ish base coat. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to do NMM or true metallics on this one. If I go with NMM, I'll shade it and then highlight with white. With TMM, I'd probably mix silver and pale gold to cover this base coat.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Next Bones project. Kyra is a Pathfinder figure. I'm painting her up to table top quality to use as a marker with our Pathfinder: the Card game. I'm going to try the 'base coat with brown liner' technique with this figure, and that's as far as I got today. Also, the reason her nose is green is that it didn't cast quite right. There was a divet there. So, I gave her a new nose from Green Stuff.