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So.

 

I tried painting some minis without WIPs and found myself having a hard time keeping track of what and how much I had done. So I'm back, although these may be sporadic and really slow to update. We'll see.

 

Anyhow, after painting a lot of tiny figures for the January Bones Beauty Pageant, I decided to move in the opposite direction and tackle some of the big figures from Bones I to clear out room for Bones II.

 

So I am painting dragons. Five of them, if you count the Frost Wyrm. Each one gets its own thread, though, since I don't know how I'm going to progress through them.

 

Dragon number two (going alphabetically) is 77102, Ebonwrath.

 

I wasn't trying to make a specific "look" for any dragon. When I asked my husband the GM what colors he would like to see in dragons, he said "variety."

 

Looking at this figure's shape, I thought of alligators and malice and green swampiness. So I figured I'd try -- or at least start -- painting it green.

 

My painting method is pretty high-wire without a net, so I don't know what it will look like finished, only a region that I'm aiming for. It may not even be green, in the end. We'll see.

 

At any rate, my first painting session I was doing five (count 'em) dragons, all with wings detached for ease of painting. So my first order of business after a layer of Reaper's Brown Liner, the wonder primer that Buglips identified, was to make sure each dragon and its matching wings had an underlayer in the direction of the color I was thinking of painting it.

 

So here's Ebonwrath, first with a layer of Brown Liner, then with a wash of transparent warm dark green mixed from Phthalo Green and Burnt Sienna. Its color at the moment is a very deep green, like seaweed or badly overcooked spinach. This is only an underlayer.

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The other dragons I'm painting concurrently are Deathsleet, the Fire Dragon, the Shadow Dragon, and the Frost Wyrm.

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I have had a mad idea.

 

If I paint all those little knobbly bits on the dragon's skin as illusionistic gemstones, I will have an Emerald Gemstone dragon.

 

(Plot, scheme, steeple fingers together ...)

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I like where you are going with this. Nice job!

 

The gem idea would be super cool. so much painting.....

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I have had a mad idea.

 

If I paint all those little knobbly bits on the dragon's skin as illusionistic gemstones, I will have an Emerald Gemstone dragon.

 

(Plot, scheme, steeple fingers together ...)

That would be a gorgeous dragon.

 

Also, you're insane.

 

(These two things may or may not be related.)

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Jaw, meet floor. Floor, jaw. I'm SO glad you two have hit it off, as you're going to be spending quite some time together...

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I have had a mad idea.

 

If I paint all those little knobbly bits on the dragon's skin as illusionistic gemstones, I will have an Emerald Gemstone dragon.

 

(Plot, scheme, steeple fingers together ...)

 

That's a wonderful idea.

 

The idea of starting 5 dragons all at once terrifies me though. I'm not sure I'd ever finish.

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oh wow! Great idea!!!  Also- I remember this dragon's skin and I think I might have hated it.  Good luck! ::):  I don't think mine had the bumps in the wings.  Can you fill them in with paste?

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Very nice Pingo!  After some initial failures I now like to let my bones sit for awhile after boiling to see what keeps its new shape and what doesn't. 

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