I'm liking the scales but the brightest highlights went on a little rough. Its a recurring problem that I have to work on. Same with the gem in my Show Off thread for Satheras....I'm haveing a hard time getting a nice, smooth line...and it only seems to happen when I use white. Either I don't think it enough and it clumps or I thin it too much and it doesn't do anything.
I worked on the Barrow Warden tonight for almost exactly two hours (the wife watched two episodes of Ghost Whisperer while I worked. Helps to keep track of time :) )
The boy wants black armor with lava cracks. I think he got the idea from watching his uncle play World of Warcraft. Probably saw the Shaman Tier 1 (which I think they reskinned into another set...I havent played in a couple of years, so I'm not sure). So, I started working on the armor. Metallics are a PAIN. I've used them in small doses and I've used them quite a bit on the past couple mini's I've done (a lot more than the first 9 or so)....but this guy is almost all metal.
I started with honed steel...put layer after layer after layer because I thinned my paints a little too much, I think. Then moved down to...tarnished steel then blackened steel, I believe. Then went to adamantium black, because it looked darker than blackened steel. Finished it off with some black ink. Then I just sprinkled some pearl white onto the highlights. It looks really.....hell, I don't know. It doesn't help that I was having a hard time (more so than usual) with the camera. The metallic reflected a good bit of light from the flash. Tomorrow, I'm going to get the tripod out and try to get some proper photos taken. The shoulders were my main focus. I still have a lot of work to do on his hip and leg areas.
If anyone has some suggestions to smooth it out, I'd appreciate it. Should I, maybe, glaze over it with a non metallic? Stone grey, perhaps?
Until then :
Thanks for looking!
Edit : I wish I didn't have to work tomorrow so I could put some more paint on this guy right now. Grrrrr