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I haven't been painting as much as I would like due to some health issues. I have painted a few things and will be posting them on show off as soon as I can get them based. Most stuff I have been pain

I have been working on this - just slowly.   So, the first thing I did was give the "soil" a basecoat of P3 Umbral Umber and then did some splotches of washes over it. I will drybrush later and then

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You really have created something amazing here!  The fact that this is "just" the base for a dragon and his would-be robbers just makes all the more spendiferous! 

I really like your idea for a more natural scheme for the dragon as well.  Colors that would more easily blend in with the surroundings you've created is a more "real" approach to a beast having adapted to it's habitat.  Will wait impatiently for you to finish your other pieces before you return to this... 

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I have been working on my exchange mini to send to Evilhalfling. As soon as I finish that up, hopefully by next week, then I will start on the dragon. I also plan on going to the fabric store to find something that might work as a background to take better photos. I don't think my blue bedsheets do it justice. Ha!


Thanks for your interest! I'll be returning to this project soon!

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One more question for you, you may have already stated this somewhere on the tread.


Did you airbrush this or was it with a brush (besides drybrushing)?  


I am starting my DDS2 (I'm starting with the adventurers) and the base just seems pretty intimidating with a brush.

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On 3/23/2017 at 9:15 AM, NecroMancer said:

One more question for you, you may have already stated this somewhere on the tread.


Did you airbrush this or was it with a brush (besides drybrushing)?  


I am starting my DDS2 (I'm starting with the adventurers) and the base just seems pretty intimidating with a brush.

I am so sorry! Not sure how I missed your question. Everything is painted by brush, I do not have an airbrush or would I know which end was up with one! I don't think I used anything larger than a size 3 and that was for blending. Most detail stuff was painted with a size 2 with a nice sharp point.


I have started working on the adventurers. So yay! I have basecoated the archer and the sorceress. They may be finished tomorrow as I am taking them to paint day. I wanted diversity in my group so am trying to use different skin tones for each figure. The archer is a Drow, the sorceress has a Mediterranean skin tone, the rogue will be Asian, the dwarf....well, I am having trouble with him actually, maybe tan caucasian, and the warrior/pally will be light skinned with red hair and beard.


After the people are finished, I start on the dragon. I have been looking at lizard pictures for reference and have picked a few that I like so we'll see.


I will try and get some photos of the people on here, hopefully tomorrow when I get home!

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Ok, I didn't get as much done today as I had hoped. One, I am slow. Two, my friend and I decided we needed to go to FLGS and browse the paint section. To be fair, it was his idea. He was out of Soft Tone and I nearly was so it was an excuse to go have a look. $75 later (my part was only $12 Ha!) and lunch and we were back to painting.


Anyway, the sorceress is nearly finished. I need to highlight the gold and the rocks and then I think she is finished. Her skin is (all paints will be P3 unless noted) Khardic Flesh Base with a touch of Army Painter Green mixed in. For shading I use Idrian Flesh with Vallejo Cam Olive Green mixed in. Just a touch, you don't want it looking green, just a subtle olive tone. For first highlight I use Midland Flesh with a tiny amount of AP Army Green again. For highest highlight I add a smidge of Mennoth White Highlight to my highlight color.


She has some soft details and I spent a lot of time looking at other people's work to try and figure out what some stuff was. I like bright colors so my adventurers will probably be in pretty bright colors. I didn't want to go with a traditional hair color so she got ombre teal and purple which I thought complimented her clothing.


I am not a fan of her giant hand. I plan on making a spell effect and adding that to her hand. I like her hand better now that she is painted than before but still, I think a spell effect will look cool.


The archer....well, he didn't get worked on today so he is still just base coated except for his skin which is done. A couple things on him (scabbard, arrows) have only a wash on them so I could see them better. Having never attempted to paint a drow before, I didn't really have any idea so I winged it. My recipe for his skin is as follows: Base - 2 parts Coal Black, 1 part Reaper Clear Purple (09099); Shade - as above + Thalmar Black; Highlight - Add Mennoth White Highlight.


If anyone wants to know what colors were used for any of their clothing, let me know and I will list them.


Here are photos of where these two adventurers were left for the day. C&C welcome!


Edit* Tried to do 2 posts with all the photos but it automerged so took out the sentence saying the archer photos were in next post. Ha!

















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Ok, so I finished the adventurers! Yay! Now just the dragon to do!


So, here is a group shot of the adventurers. They each have their own Show Off threads. If you want to know particular colors or anything about the adventurers, let me know. I didn't take any photos while I worked on the adventurers since I took them to paint day and also forgot.




And their show offs:


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