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Continuing the aquatic theme in my miniatures, here's the Bones version of Bobby Jackson's Eregris Darkfathom, Evil High Sea Priest, not yet in general release.

 

He's got a lot of wonderful robe layers vaguely reminiscent of scallops in their shells, some nasty looking weaponry, and a tiny, difficult-to-reach face inside a fish-shaped helmet.  We'll see if I can do him justice.

 

Anyhow, to start with the usual prep for Bones: Scrub with a soft toothbrush and dish soap in warm water, trim off some of the flash (I only did a bit of that), and prime with Reaper's Brown Liner, the wonder paint.

 

I mixed up some ocean blues and started in on the lowest layers of his garments.  His base I painted in a peachy orange I had lying around on the principle that any old warm color works fine as an underlayer for sand.  I also tossed a bit of the orange lightened up on his face tucked in the helmet there.

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I mixed what I would call an extremely medium green and painted it over the sort of snakeskin hanging down his front and the fish helmet.

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I mixed up an ivory yellow and painted the fish mask teeth, the knob on the end of the fish mask lure, and the sand on the base.  I also brushed a much warmer olive green loosely over the medium green parts, but it may not be easy to see.

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Here is the priest's face.  It really is well sculpted and molded, but wayyyy in there.

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The last thing I did this painting session was paint his weaponry black. I'm not sure if I'm going to paint it silver or leave it blackish, but either way a black underpainting is the way to go.

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I took a dark, transparent violet (mixed from Phthalocyanine Green and Quinacridone Purple) and washed it over the figure to harmonize the colors (some work still needed).

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I brushed a few lights over the blue with some paler violets.

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Some more subtle blue-grey highlights on the bottommost clam-oyster ruffle on his garments and on the green fish-mask and fins, and some lavender on one of his many odd finlike layers of clothing.

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I painted some interference blue paint over his shoulder armor and interference violet over his breastplate.

 

Normally when painting interference pigments I paint over smooth black.  Interference paints are transparent from most angles, and the black gives a good dark background for them to glow richly from. 

 

Since this underpainting was uneven brown-black and white, there is a more mottled, chaotic appearance under the glow.

 

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