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I've really enjoyed reading all of the Ask Me Anything threads and getting to know people better, so I finally decided to start one of my own.
Feel free to ask me about anything: my likes, dislikes, past, present, future, family, footwear, etc. A silly question will likely receive a silly answer, and I reserve the right to respond to any question with cute cat pictures. Because if there's one thing this forum needs, it's more cute cat pictures.
I actually really enjoy working with a limited color palette, so when I saw this thread proposing a color palette limited to 3 rolls of a d20 against a preselected chart of colors, I had to jump in! Now the Reapercon is finished, I thought it high time I finally started my dragon. I chose Kyphrixis, because he's such a cute little dragon (plus he's the only one of the 3 available options I actually had but that totally has no bearing on my decision whatsoever ).
Here are my colors:
Since the print is kind of small, here's the numbers: 19, 11, 15. So, according to the chart, that's Pure Black, Violet Red and Mint Green.
I did wish I'd gotten something other than Pure Black for one of my rolls, since I'm going for the THREE STAR CHALLENGE (which means I'll only have 4 colors to work with instead of 5, since I am allowed my 3 rolled colors + White and Black for highlighting and shading). But that's okay, because I love a good challenge!
To start off, here's Ky (that's what I'll call him from here on out since remembering how to spell his name each time will get annoying lol) all washed, trimmed, and primered with Brown Liner:
I'll continue in a later post, since that's where I start the actual painting stuff!
Among the classes I took at Reapercon this year was Shaded Basecoats, by James Wappel. For those of you unfamiliar with his painting style, it basically breaks all the "rules" of painting miniatures in all sorts of awesome ways. He uses huge brushes, doesn't rinse them out, blends most of his colors together, slops paint on all super messy in the early stages, it's quite the mind-blowing experience!
I had SO MUCH FUN in his class that I decided to give a try at home, using a Bones werewolf that MrBoot needed painted before Friday's game.
Here's the brush I used for 90% of the work:
Yes, that does actually say Size 8.
The other 10% was done using one of my trusty Size 0's for claws, eyes and teeth.
And here's the final result! (I had to tweak the color balance of the final pictures to get the reddish skin/fur to show properly)
I only spent just a little over an hour on this guy, and yet I'm just as happy with how he turned out as I would have been had I spent 4. Perhaps even happier! And even better, I was so relaxed and just having a lot of fun painting with this huge brush and not even caring about being careful.
After looking at the pictures, I can tell his fur could really use one last highlight, but eh, I've got 20 other minis that need painting, so I'm not going to worry about it.
List of paints used:
Violet Liner (special thanks to @Guindyloo for the suggestion)
Redstone shadow (fur, skin)
Earth brown (fur)
Rich leather (fur)
Golden shadow (fur)
Chestnut brown (skin)
Oiled leather (skin)
Aged bone (claws, teeth)
Splintered bone (claws, teeth, eyes)
Violet red (tongue)
Big top red (tongue, eyes)
Clear red (eyes)
Solid black (eyes)
Blackened brown (base)
Jungle moss (base, claws)
Highland moss (base)
Stone grey (base)
By Mad Jack
When our Ms. Boot arrived at ReaperCon, she was greeted by a little birthday present from me, delivered to ReaperCon by none other than Dilvish... the Deliverer, lol...
I found this little plastic toy (the top of its head is about the same height as the top of Sir Forscale's helmet) at the Goodwill Store and It immediately reminded me of a certain someone's forum avatar. At the time, it was white with black spots and yellow eyes, but I knew I had to pick it up and throw some paint on it at some point for her.
Fast-forward a couple weeks to me seeing the Happy Birthday, OneBoot! thread and going "Oh, <bleep>!"... Then I realized that not only was it just recently her birthday, but that she was going to be at ReaperCon a few days later and I could have her birthday present handed to her directly...
So I slapped paint on this as fast as I could (thus the "Made In Taiwan"-level paint-job, lol) over the course of about five hours or so (there is a lot of fur and I vowed not to just drybrush it) and dropped it off at Dilvish's doorstep the night before he left for the con.
Now that she's seen it, I can post the handful of crappy pics I quickly snapped just before I packed it up and ran like hell for the door to drop it off.
So... The Many Moods of OneBoot:
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