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I always like to see more dragons come to light...and paint!  You have a very nice eclectic collection there, a little bit of every thing.

 

Word of warning in the checkmate dragon- those parts are tiny keep them somewhere contained until they are firmly mounted this e chess pieces are a bear to find if you drop one!

 

Looking forward to see what you do.

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This past week, I got to priming Nethyrmaul.  Primed him with a light gray first.  Helps find all those blemishes I missed and can fill or trim accordingly.

 

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Also got to get the first base coats on.  Very purple and red looking.  Colors so far are Nightshade Purple, Violet Red, and Pale Lichen.  But by the time I'm done, he'll look totally different.

 

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I'd show source material for the color choices, but quite a bit of it is rather gruesome.  Decided he'll be climbing out of the sea, so I've been looking at a lot of dead animals rotting in water for inspiration. Gotta say, there's some great pics of salmon at the end of their spawning cycle out there. And I've seen some interesting videos of exploding dead whales.

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Tonight's progress was a test patch to see if I like the direction I'm imagining. Played with details along the front right shoulder.

 

Fleshy, rotting parts were brought out with Marigold Yellow, Buckskin Pale, Pale Lichen.  Deepened with Brown Liner.  The scales were brought out with Twilight Blue and Pale Lichen.  I'm probably going to blend some richer blue into the scales.

 

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Some process pics tonight.  Torn flesh and rotting guts.

 

Start with some layers of Marigold Yellow mixed with Violet Red.

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Then layers of Marigold Yellow mixed with Buckskin Pale.

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A wash of Citadel Nuln Oil, then a dry brush of Pale Lichen.

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Push some detail shadow with Brown Liner.

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Started fleshing out the scales and spines last night.  Told myself I'd start with the hard to reach places like between the back shoulders and the insides of the legs.  But I started creeping into the face because that eye is beckoning me.

 

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8 hours ago, NecroMancer said:

What colors did you use for the scales?

Dark base coat is Nightshade Purple.  Then layered up with Twilight Blue and Pale Lichen.  I may actually add a final brighter highlight later on to make edges pop more, but haven't decided on what color yet.

 

7 hours ago, Bustedknee said:

I would be interested to hear how exactly you did the eye.  Loving the whole paint job but you nailed that cataract look.  Excited to see this one evolve.

I basically painted a normal eye, with red/orange tones on the  "points", twilight blue for the pupil/cornea area.  Blue liner are the darker lines both within and along the edge of the eyes.  Then did some glazing to milk it out. Pure white with a little sky blue and some matte medium for the glaze.  The yellowed area is Palamino Gold/Matte Medium glaze.  Went back in with a touch of Dark Elf Highlight wash along the bottom of the eye for more shadow.

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