November 16, 2010

for the whom the bell tolls

. . . sorry, I don't know Slayer enough to make a good reference. Anyway, here is the next adventurer, a dwarf slayer from Hasslefree.

I've used this flesh tone before (the last dwarf, and the paladin's faces were both the same recipe), but this is the first time I've ever tried it on a big area, and I really wasn't sure it'd work. I had a hard time getting the hang of it, and that made me realize how much my own knowledge about painting flesh is really 'my own knowledge about painting flesh with /my/ recipe'. This became apparent when I did the flesh recipe guide a few months ago, but then the figures weren't /for/ anything specific ( I wasn't even keeping them) so it didn't feel like there was as much invested I guess. Anyway, it was a challenge. It wasn't until I started blocking in the rest of the figure with other colors that I began to be convinced that I wouldn't be totally unhappy with it. As it is, I'm pretty darn happy with it as a quick job, and I may keep this recipe when I get to my empire dwarf unit (though that may be a bit of a cop-out since they'll be almost all armoured, so I'll only have to manage faces). Incidentally, the recipe is Recipe #1 on the above guide. Maybe I should have looked at that picture to remind myself how to handle it. I don't normally go as dramatically shaded as this... I think thats part of what had me unsure of it.

Also, I finished the last stretch of feehand on the Reiksguard tonight... the banner. w00t! All that is left is to attach it, and flock the bases. I'm stupid happy about that.

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