Ah, here it is! Brent's Strictly Average Painting Guide, gracing the pages of Jawaballs' own venerable blog... proof there is reinforcement in slightly creepy hero worship!
It's only been since February - what the heck was I doing all this time? Truth is, I attempted another miniature for this series a few months back...
...and that didn't work out so well. There were a number of problems with this model, my attempt at light sourcing a neon green glow off of a Dark Eldar's red armor. Based on the feedback, the glow wasn't appropriately diffused nor was it the right color. Many people also thought I was attempting a second light source from the Soul Trap in his right hand - which I wish I would have thought of but didn't.
Keep in mind, this series is my inducement to attempt a greater degree of difficulty in my painting. If this helps someone that's awesome, but I'll be equally appreciative of any feedback you brush-jocks out there can offer.
|As the model is predominantly brown, I used a reddish-brown base coat.|
|I start laying down the basic colors in thin layers. I want the colors underneath to show through the layers a bit. To that end, I paint the kilt a bright blue, covering the brown...|
|...before layering grey. Goatboy taught me that, once sprayed, the under-layers effect the tones above. For purposes of composition, this area needed to avoid the browns of the rest of the model.|
|The back. I was attempting a plastic look for the Carapace armor and wanted well worn metals with sharp highlights.|
|By this point, the colors are all in place and its simply in need of highlighting up.|
|By this point, the Inquisitor's face is almost done.|
|I reached the stage where I had to make a decision about the Power Sword. After some thought, I determined I'd blend Boltgun to Chainmail to Mithril, from the base to the tip - a classic look with no ostentation.|
|Here's an extreme closeup of the face.|
|Here you can see the highlighting on the metals and the final look of the Power Sword. I did only very subtle highlights of green from the two weapons - far cry from the Dark Eldar above!|
|I spent entirely too much time trying to get these pictures right! Compare this with the first picture up top and you'll see the difference between flash and no flash.|
Was the color scheme natural or too natural? Where can I improve my technique? For beginning painters, was there anything here that helped?