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Imbrian Arts: The King of Ghouls

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Nicely menacing.. I can see this putting fear into the hearts of many a PC.     You have definitly pulled off the skin tones for the ancient undead.

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Fantastic work Adrift; I absolutely love that you're going through these Imbrian pieces! I love the grey hair, and the eyes are perfect!

 

May I ask the the specific recipe you used for the skin tone? I have a Wight on my painting desk, and was just thinking of how to do the skin. Basecoat was Dark Elf Shadow?

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This is excellent. You've inspired me to paint this mini. Thank you for sharing.

Thank you! This is one of my favorite compliments to receive.  :blush:

 

Well done!, but my 3rd lvl Dwarf warrior would make quick work of him. : ]

Hah whatever! You'd have to put down the honeydo list and actually game/paint!!!  :devil:

 

P.S. you won't be getting any photos of the Bones v. Metal challenge texted to you. 

 

Very nice work. I like it.

Getting a vibe of a dark elf gone feral.

Oh that's an awesome idea that I'm totally stealing for my DND campaign!

 

Fantastic work Adrift; I absolutely love that you're going through these Imbrian pieces! I love the grey hair, and the eyes are perfect!

 

May I ask the the specific recipe you used for the skin tone? I have a Wight on my painting desk, and was just thinking of how to do the skin. Basecoat was Dark Elf Shadow?

The base coat I used on his skin, blade of the scythe and the base/rock were the same; 2 drops dark elf shadow, 2 drops jungle moss and 1 drop faded khaki. This mixture was thinned with 3-6 drops of water (I don't remember and generally judge for the consistency I'm looking for). I then painted 1-3 coats of the mixture on the miniature in the given areas depending on the depth of darkness to establish my light-dark contrast as a baseline.

 

I always darken shadows before highlighting which consisted of 2 drops nightshade purple, 2 jungle moss and 1/2 faded khaki. For highlighting I then started with 1 dark elf shadow, 1 dusky skintone, and 1 jungle moss. After I'd laid all those out I used glazes of my original mixture to blend it out. Subsequent to that baseline, I added elements of auburn shadow, magenta, blood red, dark elf shadow, maggot white and other shades were added into my glazes build up the layers in the areas and proportions that I liked; generally concentrated in specific areas and transitioned with glazing; differing areas of his skin received "concentrations" of colors in differing proportions to enhance the 'feel' of his disturbed undead flesh.

 

For instance, his left arm has more concentration of browns/reds/purple while his chest/torso have more of the green tint and the right arm has stronger hints of purple green and red in even concentrations. I just sort of glazed until I was happy.

 

The value of well-thinned glazes is that if you're patient and have the right 'thinness' you can use the preexisting highlights and shadows you've painted and just glaze your new shades/elements in where you want. (special tip  :upside: )

 

The hair was base-coated with a 1:1 ratio of dark elf shadow and dusky skin tone again with water dilution and multiple layers to establish my light-dark. I worked in elements of mahogany and auburn shadow to add some warmth and depth, and later did a glaze of dark elf shadow after I'd applied highlights to dull things down again and blend everywhere except for the very front hair and the apex of his head.

 

Unlike with the skull on the Blacksands Orc I painted, I made sure to tone down the golden elements of the belt, boot armor and scythe to age them and not have them focus too much attention from the King himself. 

 

So much to think about...

 

Hope that helps.

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Another great paint job, Adrift! Very inspiring.

 

I love the subtlety at work all over this guy, but I think the warm eyes really gives it the menace and eeriness.

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I'm so glad you are painting these Imbrian Arts minis, Adrift.  They are still sitting unpainted on my desk.  The assembly looks very intimidating, more so even than the painting, but your paint jobs will help inspire me to tackle at least some of them soon, hopefully.

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Another great paint job, Adrift! Very inspiring.

 

I love the subtlety at work all over this guy, but I think the warm eyes really gives it the menace and eeriness.

Thanks Cash! You were ringing in my ears when working the gold NMM....

 

I'm so glad you are painting these Imbrian Arts minis, Adrift.  They are still sitting unpainted on my desk.  The assembly looks very intimidating, more so even than the painting, but your paint jobs will help inspire me to tackle at least some of them soon, hopefully.

Get on it!!! The Asura thus far has proven to be the biggest assembly challenge and required the most effort. She's next with respect to the Imbrian Arts minis that I'm going to paint but there things in the queue ahead of her.

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