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This is an aquatic beast form I'm painting up for a shapeshifting PC.  I primed it last year and started painting it last week.

 

My creature had a tendency to topple over backwards, so I glued it to a one-inch fender washer, then primed it with a light brown mixed from Burnt Umber and Titanium White and washed it with thinned-down Burnt Umber (I have since last year changed my priming technique to using straight thinned-down Reaper Brown liner on Bones; much simpler, and obscures less detail).

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The first thing I did was wash over it with a transparent deep green mixed from Phthalo Green and Burnt Sienna.  The color is pretty intense, but it's so transparent it lets the brown show through.  I also left the creature brown in some areas.

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Later I brushed a fairly complex medium green mix (iirc, Phthalo Green, Hansa yellow Opaque, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Iron Oxide, and Titanium White) over parts of the creature, rather roughly, and laid in a sandy yellow color over its base.

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Later I glazed a very, very little Phthalo Blue (it's a color that overwhelms if one isn't careful) over parts of the creature.

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Most recently I took a pale mixed green (Phthalo Blue, Hansa Yellow Opaque, and Titanium White) and started laying in more careful highlights and shaping.

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Added some green-golds to the highlights and elaborated the sand on the base.

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Some washes of a deep teal blue, and I painted in its teeth and mouth and eyes.

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