Monday, 26 March 2012
A Newbie Guide: Painting Miniatures part 3b
Read part 3a here
So, if you remember, last time I had a decision to make about whether to leave the coat as it was or work into it more.
It's me! Of course I worked into it more!
I took some more of the Devlan Mud wash and painted into the shadows. Once thoroughly dry I added some fresh Bleached Bone highlights followed by tiny white highlights.
I also took the opportunity to paint up the patches on the back of his coat, using various browns and highlighting with the Bleached Bone.
Next I looked at the skin. I wanted Francisco here to at least look related to his sister Perdita, so chose a similar colour scheme. I base coated the areas in Bestial brown, which is a much warmer brown to the Burnt Umber used earlier. At this point I would normally paint in the eyes, but Francisco has such small, dark eyes I've decided not to bother. I mixed in some Vermin Brown and then started to highlight with Bleached Bone. I will go back with a wash of some kind before a final white highlight.
Francisco's jeans were next on the painting list. I painted out the brown overspill from the coat with Black before basecoating the area with a Black/Fenris Grey mix. I highlighted this up with increasing amounts of White before giving the area a Blue wash.
Lesson to be learned here – I was too quick to give the model a blue wash, not letting the highlights dry thoroughly. The result was a complete obliteration of the crisp lines and a muddy blue colour covering the entirety of his jeans. Must remember to give paint time to dry thoroughly.
I went back later with some final White highlights.
You can probably see the process I use now, applied in various areas and with a variety of colours. I will continue to paint Francisco here and give a final update once complete.
I hope you have picked up some ideas for your own painting, and of course if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.