Knowing that Dale would be away from his blog for a few days at this time, I have been hard at work doing some painting so that I could have some stuff to post while he is away. So here is some of the stuff I've been working on. I'll save other things for later in the week.
For tonight, I'm posting about a salamander (the evil elemental creature of fire, not the cute little lizard), an orc shaman, and finally a dungeon accessory piece, a statue of the elven god of luck. I'll start with some "naked"/unpainted pictures and then show and talk about the finished painted piece. I actually started the salamander and then realized I needed an unpainted picture of him, so he has a little paint on him by accident.
You can really see the importance of not painting over everything with the new color (in this case the new color is the bright red). Leaving behind open darker spaces gives visual interest to the figure. This is vitally important on the larger figures like this one, less so on the human-sized guys.
Over the red I painted some orange (you can still see some of it in this finished figure) and over the orange I painted some yellow. In both cases, I did not paint over top of the previously painted color completely, leaving some of the old color still visible. This is very, very important! Are you tired of me saying this yet?
Tomorrow, I'll provide an update on my otyugh figure. I'll give you a little teaser. He's not painted, but I did finish with the construction of him. And yes, he's been sitting on my painting table for over a week because I'm afraid to paint him! Until tomorrow ...
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