03365: Argonnite, elf cleric in Works in Progress: Painting Posted October 17, 2009 Can't seem to put this mini down... :-) Did the eyes first. I outlined them in cinder brown, painted the whites with... pure white, and added dots of what was left of my pine green/swamp green mix for the iris-pupils. It went far better than I expected -- a big confidence booster. (I'm not so confident that I want to paint iris and pupil independently. Yet.) He's got a pretty good stare going, maybe a bit cross-eyed. Then I shaded the armour. Oh, man, that worked well. I started with true blue, then with breonne blue, and layers of depth and interest just popped into existence. I love this technique. Imagine how it'll look when I start to get good at it! After the shading, I went in with a thin wash of true silver and built up the highlights. It's still a bit dark in places; I haven't decided whether that adds character or removes interest. I think that'll have to wait until the cloth is done. Any opinions? Next up is the cloth. Let's see if I can manage that without messing up my beautiful armour.