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I sure hope the subjects are catchy enough. I try to make them somewhat novel. Here we go again - it's the weekend and time to get some paint on some minis. Our little crustacean friend here was taken from some inspiration I saw doing a google search for a crab. Although, I want to warn anyone before they do inspirational search online with the term "crabs." Thankfully I have a strong constitution and barred through it. I found one called Blue Crab and loved the image. See below the image. From that I came up with this little guy. I'm pretty happy with the results. Battle Report! Wins: * The blending of brown to blue worked really well! Using a prussian blue at the base of the carapace and working it out toward the first notch in the leg, then while paint was still wet, taking my carapace brown and blending right into it. SUPER thrilled with the results. * The black little beady eyes were fun and perfect for this guy. * Using browns to do the highlighting. I tried drybrushing, but it didn't pick up the colors like I wanted, so I ended up just dotting the paint on the little ridges of the shell - worked way better! * Color combination seemed to work well and I'm very happy with this weird little color scheme:Brown, Tan, Blue Misses: * The color on the smaller arm I thought would be fun to make all blue like it grows into the larger brown version, but oh well. Color does help bring the attention forward, but not happy with the all blue arm. * I couldn't figure out how to make the maw stand out. There's nothing I could really do to it, so I am not sure what would highlight that. * The ridges between the arms and each leg I wanted to stand out more, too. I was thinking of black-lining, but I'm too worried I'll mess it up. Help? Overall, it's moving right along. More to come!
I got Scuttlebones, so I've started painting him! His base is a modified Corpse Field base from Secret Weapon. I'm turning corpses into coral covered rocks I'm going ot painting him like a Sally Lightfoot Crab why? Because I like making undead things all colorful and pretty! It makes the fact they're undead all the more tragic! [like my Nethyrmaul!]