Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Zora: Tunic

 I don't enjoy painting hair, and she has a lot of it. I did not feel up to that today. So, I went back to work on her dress/tunic thing instead. I got a proper base layer on there. Then I started shading, but I was fighting to get my first shadow color to a level of opacity I was happy with. Either it was too transparent or not transparent enough. I didn't want to fight with it, so I quit earlier than I'd planned to. You can see the little bit of shading I did on the bottom of the back view.

Monday, January 29, 2024

Zora: Skin, Face, Hair

I went back to Zora tonight. I put on a second layer of highlights, cleaned up and smoothed the highlights, did the details on her face, and cleaned up some of the spots on her hair where I'd slopped other colors on while working on the skin. And I remember the eyebrows! Yay!

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Lucifer: Face, Hair

Tweaked Lucifer's face a bit, and base coated his hair. The face looks better with some tone in the hair. Forgot to do his eyebrows, though.

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Lucifer: Face

I worked on Lucifer's face today. It's mostly done; needs a little glazing and maybe some more work on the eyes. I'm not sure I love the eyes, and for a large figure he's got tiny ones. But other than that, I think so far, so good.


Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Zora: Skin Highlights

Still working on Zora. I messed with the shading on her cheeks a bit (better, I think) and started highlights. I've got a first round of highlights in. They need some smoothing, and she needs another layer of highlight. She's starting to get some attitude, though.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Zora: Still skin shading

I put in the last layer of shadows on Zora's skin. Re-did the cheek shading because I messed it up putting too much purple in. It's better, still maybe not the way I want it, but I'm going to do the highlights next and then see what I think. 

Monday, January 22, 2024

Zora: Fixing Skin Shading

I worked on Zora tonight, tweaking the shading on her skin some. I'm happier with it now. It's not perfect (I'm looking at you, left cheek) but better. I'm going to glaze in another layer of shadow that's got some color to it, and then move on to highlights.


Friday, January 19, 2024

Ur-Kek: Skin. Lucifer: Skin, Wings

 I got a base coat on Ur-kek's skin today. Pretty straightforward here. Not pictured is the weapon, which has his hands on it. Also base coated the hands.

Also got a base coat on Lucifer's skin.

And also on his wings. There's six of them and I'm only showing one; they're all black. Musou Black doesn't like to be photographed, and it looks like I need to clean up some spots that didn't get hit. That's probably going to happen a number of times. For some reason I didn't see these spots just looking at the wing. Also, the paint is quite delicate, so there's probably going to have to be some repair along the way. Also, given how weirdly this paint reacts with other colors, this might end up being a terrible mistake.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

New projects: Ur-kek. Lucifer.

Starting up a couple of new projects. I haven't forgotten Zora, I just haven't felt like working on her either.

Anyway, first is Ur-Kek, another Arena Rex figure. Obviously, he's missing some pieces that will have to be painted separately and attached later.

Next is a color test. I 3d printed an angel figure from Loot Studios. It's huge; I'm not sure how I'm going to get pictures of him. He's got 6 wings, and I'm working on color schemes. These are some color tests for the wings.

The first one is Reaper Pure Black with some highlights on it that don't show up at all. The second one is Musou Black, which is one of the ultra black paints, with a few different highlight colors.

It's hard to describe just how much blacker than regular black paint Musou Black is. It is very matte, very dark, and has this lovely velvety quality. Since this dude's an otherworldly creature, I'm going to try the Musou Black for his wings. It might be a very bad decision, as Musou Black also makes the colors around it appear in unexpected ways. I'm going to try it. Worst case, I have to print another set of wings.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Monday, January 15, 2024

Antaeus: Face, headband, wraps

 More work on Antaeus; I may finish him next time. I did the details on his face, highlighted the hair, did the little headband, and base coated the cloth wraps on his hands. I need to finish the wraps, and then do the base.

Monday, January 8, 2024

Antaeus: Skin Highlight

 Was not in the mood to fight with the shading on Zora's skin today, so I worked on Antaeus some more. I've highlighted his skin here. He's probably 80 percent done now, so it's likely I'll spend the next couple sessions finishing him.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Antaeus: Shading

 I did the shading on Antaeus's skin today, and base coated his hair. He's going to be quick.

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Zora: Stuff

 I started out doing another layer of shading on Zora's skin, but I was struggling with it. I realized I was having a hard time focusing, so I quit working on that and started the base coat on her clothing. It needs a couple more coats. 

So, I need to fix the shading, and I need to finish that base coat.

Monday, January 1, 2024

Zora: Shading Skin. Antaeus: Base Skin.

 So, with the 2023 projects wrapped up, I'm now on to other things. I've picked Zora up again, and added a very light first shadow to her skin.

And then started a second, smaller figure. This is Antaeus from Arena Rex. I picked up primarily because he should go real quick. Note that he is both anatomically correct and completely nude, so if you don't want to see that stop scrolling now.