I have been spamming some painting progress reports around but it’s been a while since I actually completed something. So I thought I’d show off my latest work! A sorceress! I confess she may not be the best looking paint job ever, but I dare you to tell her that.
Never the less this is probably the paintjob I enjoyed the most so far.
The model is basically made of hair, skin and some small attributes. This is partly what makes the model a lot of fun to paint: simply by painting the skin, the whole model comes to life as “most” of the model is painted in a single step.
Originally, I was aiming to prime her white, then apply washes to the skin until the right depth of colour was attained. I had even bought the white primer. By the time I wanted to actualy apply the primer, I realized I’d have a nightmare to paint the hair black again… It would probably prove more difficult than trying to paint her skin pale again.
So I primer her with chaos black. I lacked a fleshierpaler basecoat paint. I didn’t want to take my chances with the wrong paint and decided to stick to my old and proven skin recipe:
- Prime black
- Basecoat of Tau Light Ochre
- Agrax Earthshade wash
- Bestigor Flesh for depth and skin tone
- Kislev Flesh to brighten the skin and first highlights
- Ushabti bone for the final highlights
Here are the results.
I’m fairly happy with the skin, but the excessive amount of layers did make the result a bit “grainy”… in spite of watering down the paint. I should try to improve my coats by making the paint slightly thinner, or perhaps by cutting a layer or two in the process.
Still it was a blast to do. Because such a large portion of the model is skin, the model comes to life really quick with just a few layers of paint.
The rest of the paintwork takes about as much work as the skin and preparations itself. It only took two days to finish the model.
- The cloth in front is done with Enchanted blue, Drakenhof Nightshade wash, mid-tone with a mixture of Enchanted Blue and Lothern Blue, highlighted with Lothern Blue and washed with a Guillemon Blue glaze.
- For the bra’s I tried G.W.s recipe for brass (heh heh), but highlighted with gold and runefang silver. I hoped to achieve a less detailed, but similar effect to the ‘Eavy Metal’s scheme. It didn’t work so well, and all I got was a gradient, but I still enjoy the result.
- Originally I mixed Enchanted Blue and Ushabti bone for the make-up, but I switched to purple (mixed with Ushabti bone) for some reason I can’t quite recall. Both colours worked nicely, but the layering and “clean-ups” made the paint-job too thick to be perfect. It’s not bad, but next time I’ll stick to whatever I picked first.
I really like the model.. It was very fun to paint, and very rewarding at that. I’m happy with the result, but also feel that some practice could really help.