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Friday, October 17, 2014

WIP: Shading The Giant Squig Cave

Armed with a small pallet of colors and some big brushes I got to work shading my previous layers of airbrushed basecoats...


I don't have break down of colors like usual because this one was a very quick and organic process just doing what felt right. That is really the best approach when working on natural subject matter as over thinking it can give the piece a very man made, uniform look.
 Now of course that is very dark and i'll have to come back to add some nice highlights. The next step however is pigments. Dirt just needs to look... dirty.
 Almost there, but while things set I did a little work on the RT era marines...
 Those'll get shaded back too eventually and have some nice battle damage etc. This is a good place to stop and nurse my flu :)

Next Post: This finishes touches of the base and some serious progress on the giant squig too! Thanks for stopping by!Check out that blog roll, hit me up in the comments and remember; you can't spell paint without a little pain.

10 comments:

  1. Whoa! That whale caused me to double take. Is the whale the centerpiece or will some figures go beneath it? I love the basing around the whale/rock. The dirt and roots look really good.

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    1. Thanks! A giant squig will be coming out from under the rock. It is a custom sculpt from a friend on C'MON :)

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  2. Epic :) I haven't realized how big it is before this post, awesome work

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  3. Yeah it's a beast! Thanks man :)

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  4. I get what you mean on not being able to show what colours you are using. Sometimes that's for the best because it frees you up to just paint the thing on instinct rather than plan it all out in an orderly fashion and both are a good thing, the former more so for a piece such as your base.

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    1. It's, true wet on wet and a little bit of sloppy blending make the whole thing look far more natural. Maybe that's why i like bases so much - care free painting that still looks great when you are done! Thanks!

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  5. Sweeeeet! That is coming together really nicely - love the sense of realism you get with all the various techniques. The RT minis are a great blast from the past, as well. Nostalgia ahoy!

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    1. Thanks! It was a blast working on something that big again. And I love RT minis - now that I have the ability to give them the paintj obs they deserved :)

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  6. So absolutely lovely! I love all the little details. Phenomenal work, and great seeing all the progress over time. :)

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