Sunday, March 27, 2016

Takhi & Ezren: Fur/Hair

Started shading Takhi's fur, and gave Ezren eyes and hair. This is just the first round of shading for Takhi's fur, and it needs plenty more work. I'll go with blue for the darker shadows.

And, Ezren.

Saturday, March 26, 2016


Finished up the strumpet today. I'm pretty pleased with her. And, she's done in plenty of time for my husband's D&D game.

Also started on the next Bones guy. This is Ezren, a Pathfinder guy. He'll be for use as a marker with our Pathfinder Card Game.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Strumpet: Hair, Dress

I did the drow merchant's hair today and started on her dress. My husband asked for a red dress with a purple blend at the bottom, like Nandi. So I've got the base coat of the red and purple on there.

Not sure what color to do the lining of the dress. Typically it'd be a shade of white, like linen, but that might not go real well with the feel of the figure. On the other hand, might need it for contrast, and it'd bring some more of the colors of her hair into the figure.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Strumpet: Skin, Face

Got in a little time on the drow, merchant. Put shading and highlighting on her skin and details on her face, which went very quickly because half her face is covered by her hair. Her head is tilted down, so it's hard to get a good angle on her eye, but it's in there, I swear.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Takhi, Strumpet

I did not get a ton done today. A little more on Takhi, just finishing off the base coat on his fur.

Also started this figure for gaming. My husband needs a drow merchant for his next D&D game, so enter the Reaper Bones Strumpet. I'm going to try to finish this quickly. It'll just be gaming quality. So far, she's just got a base coat on her skin.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Takhi - Fur

Finally finished off Takhi's skin today. Yay! I'm pretty happy with how it came out, and even happier to be moving on to the next step. I've started the base coat on his fur. Still needs some coats to get a solid base, but you can see how the colors are going to go.

Saturday, March 19, 2016


Here's Trista, all finished. Highlights on the red are a little brighter in person than they look in the pictures. They could be higher still, and it would be better.

Also did some work on Takhi. Put highlights on his leg. I also figured out what it was about the highlights that were bothering me - I have 2 highlight tones, and the darker of them was too light, too close to the top level highlight. So, it ended up looking too start because the step between the midtone and the highlight area was too large. I picked out a darker tone in the same family, and things started coming together very nicely. I went back and re-worked the highlights on his chest and arm.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Takhi & Trista

Continued highlights Takhi's skin and detailing the areas as I worked on them. Today was his torso and his arm and claws. I'm not sure about the patches on his chest in particular. They seem a little stark, but they also seem to be blended reasonably I'm not sure.

Also did some quick shading on Trista's sash.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Takhi: Face

Got back to Takhi today, as you can see. Did something unusual for me. Typically at this point I would have put highlights over all his skin and then finished the details on his face after that. Today, I wanted to give him some more oomph, so I finished off his whole face, highlights and details. I'll go back and highlight the rest of him next time.

I'm not thrilled with his eyes. I find when you put colors in the eyes the color you choose is very important. Too dark, too light, not saturated enough, and it won't show up. I tried a few different colors - red, orange, yellow - and ended up back at red, but the eyes still aren't showing up as much as I'd like. I might revisit them, or once I get his fur painted it might change the look.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Trista: Armor, Sash

Back to Trista for today. I didn't have a lot of time, but I got shading and highlighting on her armor and a base coat on her sash. I'm liking the red.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Takhi: Smoothing Done

Whew. Glad that's done, though I still need to highlight his skin. There may be a few spots I touch up some more, but I'm pretty happy with the shadows. I finished smoothing the blends and put blue and green tints into the shadows, though that's pretty subtle and doesn't really show in the pictures.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Takhi: Smoothing Skin

Got back to work on Takhi today, still working on smoothing out the shading on his skin. It's slow going, which is one of the reasons it's better to get it right (or at least closer than I did here) the first time. I'm hoping that once I finish his skin and get going on the fur, he'll go quickly. But it's probably going to be a couple more sessions to get that far, because after I finish the shading I still need to do highlights and details like his eyes, teeth, claws, etc.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Trista: More Armor

Highlighted the silver, started on the gold. It still needs shading and highlights.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Trista: Armor

I've finished my commission pieces for now. Should have gone back to Takhi, but didn't feel up to super high quality work today. So, remember Trista? Worked on her armor.

That's the metallic base coat and shading. Now it just needs a bit of highlight. The rest of the metal areas will be gold.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Been working on commission stuff mostly. I'm hoping to wrap that up this week and get back to Tahki full time.

However, I did do this:

That's Jaheda completed on her base, ready to go to Adepticon. I'd meant to show the intermediate steps, but it all kinda happened at once. Not the fanciest base ever, but it'll do.

The weird texture on her right is meant to be a tank track. It's not as sharp as I'd like, but again, it'll do. Here's how I did it.

That's my favorite sandy paste, with a couple chunks of cork in it for the rocks. Then, on the side I put a tank tread from a GW Imperial Guard tank. I covered it with some Vaseline so it would come free after the paste dried. That worked pretty well. I think the reason the pattern came out a bit muddled was because I had too much Vaseline on the tread.