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77018 Skeletal Archer..... Fingerpainted.

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Well, this one was an.... Interesting challenge to say the least.  It was one of the only models I had that I could even attempt to fingerpaint, as most of my other models my fingers can't even reach a quarter of the details they had...

 

Originally, I had no set plan with this guy, but then I started getting this feeling about how I should make him look like an aaaaaancient guardian of sorts...  Probably had something to do with his second colour winding up being a rather medium stone grey colour I suspect :P  Anyways, I wound up doing what felt like some crazy colour combinations just to try and get a shade "sort of close" to an idea that had popped in mind (one example being 3 drops of Woodland Brown, 1 drop of Ebony Flesh, 1 drop of Dragon Red, 1 or 2 drops of Marigold Yellow, and 1 or 2 drops of Terran Khaki)..

 

It's definitely a lot harder than it sounds, doubly so if you're wanting to add in only a touch of detail to a spot here or there....  It also tests your patience when you try and do something like a wash and it then takes ten minutes to dry, and you go "screw it, I'm using the exhaust of my graphics card to dry this thing faster".

 

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Including a set of slightly underexposed pictures because it's closer to the actual colour.  I so need to get a proper light box of sorts (and good image editing software) so I can match things more with what I see ^_^;;;;

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I see  folks posting figures painted with their figures from time-to-time. I feel like I am missing something. Is it just a challenge or are their other benefits?

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8 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Cool!

 

Many thanks!  It took some creativity to get paint into some of the nooks and crannies like the stomach area, and especially where the neck and collar bones meet.  Large fingers sure make it hard to do smaller details, especially when you're adding those last few touches and trying to do something similar to dry brushing, but fingers sure like to hold onto paint fairly well. 

 

3 hours ago, pogre said:

I see  folks posting figures painted with their figures from time-to-time. I feel like I am missing something. Is it just a challenge or are their other benefits?

 

I did it because it's one of the challenges for Jan/Feb RPChallenge: 

 

It's also a different way of looking at things, so I figured that why not give it a shot and see what comes of it, and discovered a few interesting combinations for paint - which naturally, I didn't really record any of them as I was a touch too busy trying to not make everything around me be coated in paint ^_^ *whistles innocently*

 

So yup, did it for the challenge posted, and the challenge of seeing what could be done without the fine control of a brush. 

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2 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

That turned out pretty nice!

 

Many thanks!

 

9 minutes ago, Guildenstern said:

Very good choice of model!! It looks awesome, and really the variation you got only helps it look old and decrepit like a skelly should

I definitely agree!  When I went with his initial wash, something just didn't quite feel right, and those on Hangouts agreed by saying something along the lines of "that's a very grey skeleton" or such, but thankfully some creativity with various colours through trial and error came up with the final combination and added a lot more colour back in while still keeping it relatively subdued ^_^;;

 

As for the model, I'm definitely glad they came in a three pack as that way i could thief one from hubby's collection!

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