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I've been working on my drakes/dragons for what feels like forever now.  Last week, Jim of Dark Sword brought me a copy of the metal masters for the small versions of them as they are being prepared for casting.  He gave me permission to paint one up as my ReaperCon entry, despite their not being released yet.  So here goes...

 

If you want to read the whole tale on the sculpting of these drakes, check out this thread in the sculpting section.

 

After prepping the mini, I primed it with my airbrush, using stylrnez.

 

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About 6 months ago, I had started painting a resin prototype of this mini that I had printed.  That mini was a bit too small and had some errors in the scales on its tail, so I abandoned it.  That said, I am sticking fairly close to the color concept I had with that one and will be using it as a preliminary sketch of where I want this one to go.  Here is that sketch model:

 

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On Saturday, I got together with a bunch of friends to work on our Open entries and I began the painting in earnest,  All paints are MSP.  The dorsal scales are based in Sharkbite, the sides in Marid Blue, and the belly in Grindylow Green. The belly was washed in a mix of Grindylow Green and Clear Pthalo Green.  I have more work to do on that shading yet though.  I then shaded the sides down to Sharkbite.  I also have more work to do on the deepest shadows there yet after I get the highlights done.

 

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I also painted the eyes and teeth. 

 

 

Yesterday, I highlight the sides up to white and based the claws in Drow Skin.

 

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I plan on spending every night this week working on it and have Friday off as well.  I hope I can be done on Friday, but we'll see.  I do have all my classes prepped, so am ready for ReaperCon other than this project and one other metal work project I have going.  It is going to be a busy week though.

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8 minutes ago, TripleH said:

If these become available at Reapercon, my wallets probably gonna be in trouble.

 

I will have a few copies that people can see, but I doubt they will be available for sale until the end of the year at the earliest.  Jim always gets every model professionally painted before release, and that process hasn't even started yet.

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This is pretty bad. You should just send this to me. So you won't have to mess with it anymore, or see it. I'm just thinking of you.

 

Love it. Please keep posting pictures. 

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Added shadows and highlights to the belly scales.  (Thanks @Corporea for the advice on using purple for the deep shadow.)  Then I shaded the dorsal scales in purple too.  I'll be highlighting those tonight.  

 

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I also painted the ice berg base coat.  I will be going for this aesthetic, but with snow on top:
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