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Ok, this looks fun and gives me something to do between coats on Khanjira. 

I'm choosing two, Kyphrixis and clear Pyphrixis, for this one. I want to see if I can make a shadow version of Kyphrixis. Looks like a lot of wash and ink making. Both are currently drying so I'm using the KS image. 


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 Used Reaper's black primer to prime the opaque Kyphrixis and dullcoat for the clear Kyphrixis. Basecoated opaque's scales with pure black thinned just a bit then thinned it way down to a glaze/ink and basecoated clear's scales. 


Primed the bases with DF's grey drybrush, wetbrushed with DF's cavern stone, heavy drybrush of DF's cavern and stone edge 50:50ish, and finally used SW's stone wash. SW's stone wash has more of a green/brown tint than grey. I think it'll contrast nicely with the black and purple. 




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2 hours ago, Sirithiliel said:

i want a see-through one =( i was sad i missed out onj it


Me too, I didn't even notice it back then!

Suddenly people talked about it and i was like..what? Clear Dragon? Where?

As soon as it arrives in retail it is mine!!!

I love Kyphrixis!!!


@nakos awesome rolls.

Look at Slaanesh minis for inspiration, black/purple/pink are GW Slaanesh colours.

They go very well together IMHO!


Good luck with the madness!



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Glued together the dragons and or a second layer of black on both. I think I shouldn't have out the second layer of black on clear Kyphrixis, by the time I get to highlighting the black with the purple it'll probably be to opaque. Yeah, trying to do a clear takes more planning than I thought. I'll try to clean it up selectively with simple green or isopropyl. 


Put two layers of the imperial purple on the wings. The plan right now is to highlight each color worth the next color down since each is a logical progression. 


Next was more base work, drybrush with cavern then cavern/stone edge. I wanted to add some black specks and remembered a tip about flicking the brush. 





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Ok, after a week of not wanting to look at this or Khanjira went back to this and to start laying out the highlights and shadows. The original plan of using the purple to highlight the black isn't going to give me the look I want but it seems Blush Pink will. Later I'll do a color palette of Imperial Purple and Blush Pink. 


Oh, and I think I may have found a pretty decent color match of Drow Nipple Pink, somewhere between 9:1 and 8:1 Pink to Black. 


Photos of all the palettes later after I do the Purple and Pink and some more testing of the Drow Nipple Pink.

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 Ok, here are the color pallets of my three main colors. I'm pretty sure I'm going to like the black and blush pink to highlight better than the black and imperial purple. Though the black and purple will make great color variance in the scales and help the black to shadow itself. I think I should have put a second coat of purple down as the black primer showed through. 

Also here is some photos of my drow nipple pink substitute using only the colors available for this challenge. If there is interest I can start a thread on this in painting help. 


Photos in order: 

Blush Pink and Imperial Purple increasing the purple on black

DNP L-R 1PB:1PW:10BP from the nozzle, 1PB:10BP, real DNP, 1PB:1PW:10BP from the bottom of the bottle

DNP far right 1PB:2PW:10BP

Black and Imperial Purple on black

Black and Blush Pink on black

Blush Pink and Imperial Purple increasing the pink on black

Blush Pink and Imperial Purple on Imperial Purple

Blush Pink and Imperial Purple on Imperial Purple 









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