Jump to content

Recommended Posts

So I started Blightfang Last Saturday (11-22) 

First I did some test color patterns. 




Then I went to paint day CMPA and did the tail 





another day to finish it, adding some red shadow paint for shadows, and glazing with it on the underside.

unfortunately I had the angle wrong and will have to redo this tail. 




again trying different patterns: 




So I liked the eyes best, but figured that the eyespots on the wings would be more useful as a distraction if they didn't pinpoint the dragons actual location .  Started moving forward with a pair of eyes on each wing flap. 

But I am not thrilled with results, and may go back to an earlier pattern. 


The body is currently painted up to a mid-tone, with scattered highlights, wings are still rough. 


More Later - pictures still on camera. 

Edited by Evilhalfling
  • Like 20
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 23
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Okay here are the rest of the current dragon pictures 

I really like the blue on the crest.  I am using the crest (and a paper towel) to maneuver the dragon, so I can paint his belly and sides easily.  The leg is also missing because of how much it blocks.   The three legs I painted with brown stripes, to help conceal the dragons extremities on the forest floor,   A theory I kind of abandoned when I started painting eye spots....





Edited by Evilhalfling
  • Like 19
Link to post
Share on other sites

Oooh, the blue really sets the whole thing off. I wonder if taking that a step further at the extremities to purplish-magenta would add some (more) visual interest--even if it may negate some of its camouflage.  And the eyes really do draw the....eyes.  An effective deterrent to body attacks, or a distraction for the dragon's prey...

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I love the concept and all the sketch preparations you're making for this one.


My only thoughts would be to mix in some metallic paint/medium to the wing colors to give the shimmering effect you get with peacock feathers.

Edited by Cranky Dog
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Lots of gift minis got in the way, but since I am home for X-mas, I have hopes of finishing it this year. 

I had thoughts of changing the pattern to something more conservative, but then I started dropping hints about eyes in a forest, 

and the PCs are heading into a dream forest, I think the dragon will be asleep, a challenge to sneak past. 


more wing: 



the eyes are not exactly even... 



okay realigned them.  I will add more pictures after paint day tomorrow. 




Edited by Evilhalfling
  • Like 11
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By lexomatic
      Blightfang in the Meadow - inspired by the children's book "A Lion In The Meadow." See the WIP here.
      A VERY brief altered retelling

      And now for the mini (Blightfang chases its tail):

      And some close ups to show the details and the flock (first time and I'm pretty proud of the results).

    • By lexomatic
      This is a really early placeholder, because I have inspiration pictures, and who knows if the  book will be lost when I'm ready. I need to find my dragon.
      I'm also inspired by (I think it was @Corporea  's chibi coco lion?)
      Would love any tips for preparation and how to deal with scales with my chosen pattern (paisley).

    • By wickedshifty
      My DM (and boyfriend) wanted this guy to be a white dragon...I obliged. Biggest project I’ve worked on so far and the only “white” project I’ve worked on so far. Love how he came out. I might base him at some point, but I was happy enough to bring him outside in the real snow for a photo shoot to start. 
      I dont know when or why we will we will face this dragon...
      but either way- I’m frightened...

    • By Crowley
      With my bride away on a work trip this week, I decided to try to squeeze in a kinda big project... and after dithering about what it should be, I settled on painting one of my many Bones dragons. 
      Blightfang was actually a main antagonist in a D&D campaign I ran a while back... so that's the one I decided to paint! 

      Tonight was spent scrubbing him down, after he'd spent the day soaking in soapy water. I partly glued him together, and then got painting with Green Liner. I'm only partly assembling him, so that I can more easily access the harder to reach spots. 

      Also the back legs don't fit well into the base he came with, so I'm thinking that I might need to make my own out of cork... And this was supposed to be a quick project... we'll see how I do. 

  • Who's Online   29 Members, 2 Anonymous, 39 Guests (See full list)

  • Create New...