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Another one in for the weekend.
This one was a scheme i saw on a YouTube artist's channel named CatGut. Odd, yes but his painting and tutorials are great. Saw him do a coconut crab on a Tyranid for Warhammer ad thought I'd give it a try. I really like it.
* colors were pretty straight forward: orange brown, German black brown, and white. Easy!
* laying out the color map was also nice and simple. Had to work around a few bumpy spots, but nothing terrible.
* spent less time than my previous crab, which i thought was going to be more. Dotting was faster than i expected.
* Didn't follow the method exactly. Dots are inconsistent.
* not a fan of having done the legs all the way down. Should have done less on the appendages. Not bad, but could be better.
* need to finish off the mouth and eyes still. Wish the eyes could stick out, but they are going to probably be just black.
This was a fun one to paint and the instructions from his video was excellent. Now i have two very distinct crabs. Yay.
I sure hope the subjects are catchy enough. I try to make them somewhat novel.
Here we go again - it's the weekend and time to get some paint on some minis.
Our little crustacean friend here was taken from some inspiration I saw doing a google search for a crab. Although, I want to warn anyone before they do inspirational search online with the term "crabs." Thankfully I have a strong constitution and barred through it. I found one called Blue Crab and loved the image. See below the image. From that I came up with this little guy. I'm pretty happy with the results.
* The blending of brown to blue worked really well! Using a prussian blue at the base of the carapace and working it out toward the first notch in the leg, then while paint was still wet, taking my carapace brown and blending right into it. SUPER thrilled with the results.
* The black little beady eyes were fun and perfect for this guy.
* Using browns to do the highlighting. I tried drybrushing, but it didn't pick up the colors like I wanted, so I ended up just dotting the paint on the little ridges of the shell - worked way better!
* Color combination seemed to work well and I'm very happy with this weird little color scheme:Brown, Tan, Blue
* The color on the smaller arm I thought would be fun to make all blue like it grows into the larger brown version, but oh well. Color does help bring the attention forward, but not happy with the all blue arm.
* I couldn't figure out how to make the maw stand out. There's nothing I could really do to it, so I am not sure what would highlight that.
* The ridges between the arms and each leg I wanted to stand out more, too. I was thinking of black-lining, but I'm too worried I'll mess it up. Help?
Overall, it's moving right along. More to come!
#55: Dire Crab
The crabs in my local fjord are all small and black. Easy for kids to catch with a piece of shrimp attached to a clothes peg and some string, but far too small to eat, so they all go back in after beeing ewwed and arghed at. Actually most of them are about the size of this mini IRL.
I chose to not do the common yellow/orange food crab colours in favor of what are the colours of the far more exotic (for me) Blue Swimmer Crab found off the coasts of Australia.
And it is Dire-sized.
#55 Dire Crab
Bones 4 Core set, 2019
Made in Bonesium PVC
should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones.
By Arc 724
This is the piece I did for @Leopardpixie. This was a labor of love as I did the water effect in that magnitude for the first time.
Hope you enjoy it.
HERE IS THE WORK IN PROGRESS FOR IT
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