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I'm going to try to paint this guy over the next week:

 

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It's going to be interesting, because I'll be painting something mostly blueish-white for the first time. It might be a challenge to keep pale colors without losing contrast or completely blowing out the highlights.

 

To start with, I primed it with a thin coat of FolkArt Multi-Surface Ocean Blue, followed by a base coat of MSP Blue Flame, with a little MSP Dragon Blue added to enhance the color. Then...

 

Well, I know I want it to be white and ice blue, with hint of blues and purples mixed in. After that, I dunno. Maybe metallic colors?

 

Time to steal, er, research color schemes!

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Before I went any further, I wanted to try an experiment. I masked off the head and underbelly, then airbrushed Marine Teal and LED Blue to the back. Then on the individual scales, I painted up a 4:1 mix of Createx Airbrush Pearl White to Reaper Blue Ink. Here's the result:

 

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Hmm... I may cut down the pearlescent shine by adding a more opaque color to it. (The picture is under direct light, though.)

 

Later, I'll probably push in darker blues and purples to emphasize shadows on this part. I want to see how this works out with the rest of the paint scheme I have planned. I'm concerned it gives more of a marine feel instead of an icy one.

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Long evening with this guy, painting the underbelly. I edged the shadows with Heather Blue -- the darkest color on the model -- then tried to work a gradient on each scale from Game Color Electric Blue to MSP HD Blue Lightning. I also based all the areas I wanted white with Blue Lightning.

 

This is the first model that I've tried to paint in such a light color. Getting a color gradient that registers as white is tough, I learned. Slight differences in a light shade are very easy to spot. I had to rework the area several times until I liked it. It looks white under my daylight bulbs, but the camera still registers it as blue. I'm going to try touching up the edges with pure white, just to see what happens.

 

Next, the legs, then the head!

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Legs are pretty much done, and I took an early stab at the "beard".

 

I wanted to make the legs contrast with the snow, so I made them dark. A bit of research showed many people paint the legs a solid black. I didn't want to do that, so I made a gradient using Misty Gray, Heather Blue, Soft Blue, and Worn Navy, and shades in between. It took a lot more time than I wanted it to!

 

Over the weekend, I also picked up some extra-fine clear glitter in preparation for the basing. Don't fear; I have a plan!

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Productive day! I finished the "cobra hood" and the neck armor to a likable state, and continued fussing with the beard.

 

I duplicated the shading on the neck from the belly scales, then did some very pale shading on the hood, using Surf Aqua, LED Blue, and Blue Lightning.

 

The beard is just a wash of Ultramarine Blue and a dry brush of Blue Lightning. I'm not too pleased with the result, but it will do for now.

 

The photos is are another problem. The creature is mono-color enough that the tablet's camera is having trouble taking pictures, and details in the photos are getting washed out. Still, it reveals some flaws I missed, and that I'll have come back to.

 

Now, just the head is left, then cleanup and basing.

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