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As usual, here's another project started ... this, along with some other stuff I will be posting { *insert future time code* } once I have made a bit more progress on them, are part of ...




As some of you may have seen, Goremaw has been sitting on my desk since we moved in and I received my Bones 3 order.




I recently received another Kickstarter order that started me down my Holiday Vacation path ... Stonehaven's Giants and Stonehaven's Adventurers.  I received 11 new giants to add to the Joten horde.  At the last Paint Day, I cleaned all eleven resin minis and then the following day I based them all and finished prepping them by priming them with my Armor Spray Primer.  Six of them were primed black for a dark starting point and 5 were primed white.


I also wanted to work on the base for my Reaper Fire Giant Jailor from Bones 3.  He was "assembled" but wouldn't stay standing on his base very well on my desk.  Keep an eye out for his WIP.


That inevitably led to Goremaw getting his base suped up and his minor gaps filled.




No, that's not sugar ... just cheap (clearance) sand.  There are two grades of sand on there.  The red is like sugar crystals.  The darker brown around the base is actual Virginia sand from the beach near Yorktown.  It filled in over the red sand and makes a more earthy surface than the "pebbles" the red sand will be.


The whole thing is sealed with Testor's Dullcote to allow me to spray the Primer on it.


Goremaw Primed


As you can see the cracks in the bark make for excellent rocks.  The pink from the sand will come into play a bit when I incorporate the blue from the Timeless Desert.


Oh, right, I haven't explained my Blue Work of Markshire.


Markshire is my PnP campaign world and was a Neverwinter Nights (video game) persistent world for a bit.


The Blue Worms are rare monsters that inhabit the Timeless Desert.  A frozen wasteland that used to be a vast grassland.


You can read more about Markshire and specifically the Timeless Desert on my Markshire.com website.


Here's a screenshot from the game area:


Timeless Desert


Intentions for Goremaw:


  • Blue Hide with lighter blue, almost white Ridges.  Blue similar to the Horizon in the pic above.
  • The Spines on the body will be darker colored.  Not sure if it will be a blue or perhaps a black like a claw.
  • The mandibles will be purplish color, closer to mauve.
  • The fangs will be bright white at the points and duller near the mandibles.
  • The inner mouth will be more classic red coloring
  • The belly will be a lighter blue tinged with a pink/purple for the softer tissue
  • The sand will reflect the twilight blue of the desert pictured above, which is why the red will help bring in some depth of color.
  • The stones will all be granite and similar in coloring


There you have it.  The start of the Holiday Vacation Series '17.


Oh, yeah, you may be wonder what I mean by "Holiday Vacation Series" ... well, I have 8 days of vacation left and two large holidays.  I simply don't have the means to take two the time in one large vacation.  So I've scheduled myself to be off 4 Mondays prior to my usual Christmas week vacation between Christmas day and New Year's day.  By far the SLOWEST week of our year.  So, technically, this gives me ... does the math ... a lot of days off.  We close for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.  Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are also paid holidays.  But, what exactly am I going to be doing with this series ... nothing specific.  I am just trying to keep myself motivated and you all excited for the next post.


Stay tuned and Enjoy

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Brought out Goremaw today and am deciding what color for the underbelly flesh.


Possible choices are what I have in the blue-violet color ranges:

Links go to my catalog on PearlTrees.


If you have some alternate ideas about the underbelly flesh, please let me know.


I will likely take a pic of the worm later and then apply the colors mentioned via Photoshop to see what they look like. 


As usual, trying to get enthused for painting, so post your musings and encouragement.


Stay tuned and Enjoy!

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I pulled together a chart of the colors I have though I missed a couple.  I have room to add them later.




I haven't come to a preference yet.  I might look at the picture above on my computer later or retake it in my mini-studio for better lighting.


Primers are included for color correction.  The paper is a watercolor sheet so not true white.


Post your thoughts and if you have alternate colors let me know.


Stay turned and Enjoy!

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So here's a half-dozen of the opens from above as overlays on the belly of Goremaw:




I an leaning towards the Old West Rose as the basecolor and Witchcraft Purple as the shadow.  Then going back and finding a lighter rose for the highlight.


Suggestions are always welcome.  This is not set in stone other than the blue overall color.


Stay tuned and Enjoy!

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