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Time to paint a new Dragon. and whats a dragon without a WIP?
This will be My second largest painted Dragon, behind only DDS2. It will slip to 3rd when I get around to painting the KDM Dragon King, that boy is a Chonk.
My goal is two months - ie end of the year. otherwise I will have only finished one dragon this year, when normally I paint 3.
but white is so boring.
lets see what references I can find to spice it up.
Ooooh Mamma !
so to translate this into the figure ...
mint/pastel green tint on scales, pink in the creases.
the lizard above seems to have green around some scales and pink around others. im not really sure how to make that work.
time for some rough drafts.
Rule of thirds - all white surfaces should be 1/3 or less other colors, this way it should still read as white scales.
It could easily overwhelm the dragon, and lose the white designation . (ie DO NOT replicate the too green small lizard on the top.)
I don't need back legs on my sketch, patterns will be identical to the front legs.
Should I splatter with yellow? - it is either random color shift on scales or urine stains.
Entrail Pink mixed with white for the creases (red liner deepest shadow)
Green sky (vallejo) for the mint green, also 50/50 white. (green liner for darkest shadows)
Linen white as a base - Pure white for highlights.
Snow shadow (blue/white) for shadows on the scales.
The wings should be darker on above than below, and more pink , while the upper surface will be more green.
Simple Snow Base. The Dragon needs to be sturdy as it will join the collection that my Mini-Spawn plays with. It comes with a transparent pole, and attachment points to the base.
No need to reinvent the wheel.
I think I need to sleep on this before moving past the clean-up stage.
Comments , Criticism or Suggestions?
In terms of raw bang for one's buck, the Pathfinder red dragon is IMHO one of the most versatile minis Reaper makes. Yes, it looks like a red dragon in Pathfinder (it is after all the cover of the old rulebook come to life), BUT - it doesn't quite so neatly conform to the prescribed D&D dragon models, and so it's super easy and super cheap to get a huge (3" x 3" base) dragon of any chromatic variety on the table simply by painting it a different color.
Up next for me: Black, Green, and Blue versions...all in good time. For now I present my Pathfinder Red White Dragon!
By Redd Knekk
After about 3 weeks it’s finally done! I’ve had a concept for a white dragon bouncing around in my head for a while, and I shy away from painting overly in white for the same technical reasons as everyone else, but this completes a loop in painting for me....
My first dragon ever ever was a white (Reaper’s Deathsleet), and I was doing great just to get somewhat clean lines. After about a year and a half, I wanted to give it another try to compare how much I’ve learned. It’s been difficult since I’m not artistic, but learning to paint minis has been a great experience. I just took a picture of my first white dragon and this current white dragon.
Sorry for the crappy photos, but I hope you enjoy the frost dragon/albino-ish concept.
Please let me know what you would have done differently. Criticism and advice are always welcome! Goodnight :)
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