Just to prove colossus has not been abandoned here are some quick shots of his progress
Its really, really time consuming but in the end maybe its worth it. Im not sure at the moment. At least i have maulg to keep me from going crazy!
Colossus is still progressing,,,only 3 fingers left. so dont panic!! we will see finished pictures soon enough. However, there is a change on my painting table….
So, im finally back to the thing i enjoy doing most,,,organics! I thought i’d share something which is very early wip still, i’ve only managed a few hours work but i’m really enjoying the variation and freedom of colour in this piece.
VMC Red leather
VMC Blue green
VMC Sunny skintone
VMC Dark seagreen
GW Sw Grey
I hope you like! happy painting!
So the sentinals hand is progressing quite well now. Its been a massive ball-ache if i’m completely honest, so please forgive my lack of article on how to do it.
I can give you a recipe of the colours though
Base: GW Necron Abyss
Shadow 1: Base + GW Mechrite red + Black
Shadow 2: Black
Clean up: GW Necron Abyss
Highlight 1: GW Enchanted Blue
Highlight 2: GW Enchanted Blue + VMC Sunny Skintone
Highlight 3: Highlight 2 + VMC Sunny Skintone
Highlight 4: Highlight 3 + white
And this is what the consistency of my paint looks like. The red circle indicates a fresh batch of paint mixed up. Its basically coloured water. I think this consistency of paint works best if your not trying to “cover” a previous layer as in the layering technique. I place my mid-tones, higlights and shadows in one go and wet-blend the seams hence why my paint is very very thin.
sorry for the lack of updates! a diploma in architecture has a habit of ruining my life every now and then, so with my essay and portfolio handed in, i can finally get back to painting!!
Colossus is pretty much done, the hand ,however, has a lot left to do. I’ve promised another SbS on how to do the effect the hand will receive so stay tuned for my 2nd article
p.s. the green stuff is just masking tape to protect the satin black paint on the plinth
I’m getting a bit impatient with it now …i really want to see what it looks like finished but I keep noticing things that need to be fixed.
I went back and attacked the pecs today as a good friend of mine (John) pointed out that they looked a little flat and to be honest,,,I think the volumes look a lot better now. I also pushed the highlights of the red so they match the yellow a bit better and picked out the belt. My painting is slowing down a little bit now too as I have to get Uni work ready for january hand-ins. Arghhhhh I have to clean up some metals too (naughty me).
So, as I’m sure you can guess, today has been spent playing with the red. There is a fair bit of clean up to do but im really pleased with the look of the model at the moment. Its got a strong comic style in some regards but still maintains the essence of my style ( i think).
The recipe for red is at the bottom
Base: VMC Red
Shadow 1: GW Mechrite red
Shadow 2: Shadow 1 + VMC Dark Seagreen + Black
Clean up: VMC Red
Highlight 1: VMC Red + GW Vomit Brown
Highlight 2: Vomit Brown
not done yet but soon to come
glaze 1: VMC Orange flu
glaze 2: GW Leviathan Purple
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have a great holiday with lots of food, time with family/friends and a few drinks
I’ll leave you with some pictures of where colossus stands after today and a recipe on painting yellow (could probably be used for nmm)
Base: GW Iyanden Darksun
Shadow 1: GW Snakebite leather
Shadow 2: GW Snakebite leather + black 50:50
Clean up: GW Iyanden Darksun
Highlight 1: VMC Pale sand
Next but not done yet
Glaze 1: GW Sunburst Yellow
Glaze 2: VMC Lemon Yellow
Highlight 2: GW Skull Whit
…to my new and improved cave. With a new year starting and a new phase in my painting beginning i thought it was about time i created a more professional and more useful site for those that look at it.
Instead of just being a progress log of what i’m doing, this site will also become a gallery (much better than the old gallery) and resource for those interested in how i paint and what techniques i use. I aim to write more in-depth posts about techniques and full step by steps, as well as list the paints i use for a project and hopefully some videos!
I will start where i left off on mangoandpineapple.overblog.com
There is a full step by step on how to do metallics like this which i will leave for the second post. For now i will give you the colours used.
Base: VMA Aluminium
Shadow 1: VMC Light Sea Grey
Shadow 2: VMC Intermediate Blue
Shadow 3: VMC Dark Seagreen + Bestial Brown
Shadow 4: GW Chaos black
Clean up: VMA Aluminium
Highlight 1: VMC Light Flesh
Glaze 1: VMA French Blue
Highlight 2: GW Skull White