After blocking out the areas with the above base color I applied my first highlight in a few very thin glazes.
Onto the leather! Basecoat with Steele legion and thin glaze with Baneblade brown.
I went native and wandered away from GW this year thus nullifying all, but two of my goals (1 to become a display level painter, 2 to paint up a bunch of pirate avatars for the office - everything else was 40k related and was left in the dust a little). The bonus of doing that? I have crossed the threshold from table top painter to display painter in 1 year! If you are looking to make that kind of leap yourself, join C'MON and you will get tons of great help and advice from a wonderful and supportive community of artists. I have actually had my first request for a commission and an invitation to Putty & Paint just recently. Yep, I'm bragging a bit, but it feels good to be well on my way to my goal of a display level painter!!!
Thanks for making it this far (if you did)! May your best of 2013 be only your worst of 2014! Hit me up with any questions, comments or critiques and remember; you can't spell paint without a little pain ;)