The Emperor's Codex to enter my Movember contest. As the sole entry it was an auto win! Nice work kiddo! Now make sure you intercept that package wrap it up and don't let him have it until Christmas morning - Muwahahahahahahahaha!
Okay, onto the matter of testing moss and lichen for that skull I painted up last post. These tests only took a handful of hours, maybe 3 at most. It might seem like a waste of time, but when you are on a tight deadline testing out rough techniques can save you costly delays and missteps on the actual piece.
First up paints and tools for this process:
Lets have a look at our test subjects: Just pink foam chopped up and painted like the skull.
|That horrible Citadel Stippling brush - again, yay you do have a use!|
|An old cut off sable haired brush|
|The classic toothpick|
Then it was time to try out my new best friend Testors Dulcote. Here is a before and after shot:
Next post: A fun little Gobo for 5th Dimension's Goblin army. I completed it weeks ago just at the end of the charity piece when I needed to slow down and have fun, but keep the painting mojo going. Do you guys keep little side projects around to help you avoid burnout or when you need to put a project aside due to stress or frustration? Does it keep you painting or just keep you from finishing anything?
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