Sunday, December 30, 2018

Rocks Are Never Gray!

That's a lie, but it's controversial statements like that which will get people's attention and this topic is extremely important. Hold on to you seat!

 I always have fun painting rocks, it seems simple saying that but stop judging me. Over the last few months I've been getting a lot of hiking in and I find observing the natural, real-life state of things is the best reference for painting. I'm always taking in my surroundings and asking myself, out loud, how would I paint this? Which is weird when strangers are around but it helps me remember. Everyone is different and so are rocks.

I even found the illusive rusty barrel with the perfect accent color in the wild.

So now you have an excuse to use any color you choose to paint stones, also, try some wetblending and get some variety in tone, some happy accidents :)

Monday, December 3, 2018

Finished! Nagash, Supreme Lord of the Undead.

This project was very intense at times, which probably explains the speedpainting projects I've turned my attention to in Nagash's wake. But always the time is worth it to see the end result. I'm very proud of this one, it's the first time I aimed for more of a monochromatic, atmospheric piece. By mixing a little blue into each color I was aiming to create more of a nighttime scene.

I'll follow this post up with some close ups, but for now enjoy the full body of Nagash.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Finished! Magore's Fiends, In Black

Painted a month ago alongside the traditionally colored scheme. Hard to say which version I like more. But I'll leave that up to the suits in Washington. Here be minis!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Finished! Da Headbangas

A personal project for my growing collection of shadespire warbands (2). Orks have always been my favorite and that will never change. I love barbarians but I love them with giant teeth and a variety of wild skintones even more.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Well of Souls

Like an ever flowing stream it comes, when does it end? Where could I begin? Still they came, by the hundreds, by the thousands, the teens of thousands, en masse through obliteration. Always the question, how many more? 

If you're Nagash you're hoping for billions! Oh boy what a bargain, can't beat free! 

Happy Halloween to All! What follows is a shaky attempt at documenting the the process on this base. No way around it though, deliberately applied illustrative techniques are required. Also a little corkboard.

To start off the build, andost other build ups I do, some sheets of corkboard were broken up. I also used some wizkids scenery bits and some small wooden planks from a hobby shop.

The second layer was dirt, broken chunks of putty, and a few headstones where I could fit them. I threw some liquid greenstuff down to fill the textureout a worked not so well, I'd give it a C+ but after some sadning I found a decent result.

 The Paint! 

To begin, a turquoise base.

Next, draw the entire thing..It took some practice and the first pass of this was completely fucked so although you're seeing a snapshot, this was a couple hours spent gnawing at the paint.

In this shot you can see me stepping across the pond, and it shows the process is built up in many gradual layers.

Then it was a matter of tweaking the design. Bringing brighter shades into the raised areas of the face and also creating depth with a medium blue in the recesses.

More to come, Nagash will sit upon this throne and the spectral legions will emerge, if not now, there is time. Everything dies.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Finished! Blightwinkle

Blightwinkle the Problematic and Ploppi to be precise, as named on stream. This is a special piece because it will be given away, along with 4 other items, to a lucky subscriber on my twitch channel. Painted up in 3 1/2 hours and I'm already building next month's giveaway. Fun!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Finished! Magore's Fiends

Skulls for the skull throne! Painted for my local buddy and owner of Flying Phoenix Games, Big Kevin. This set is done in the standard Khorne scheme and I'll be unveiling an alternate scheme in the future. Everybody wants the fiends!