Soulgrinder...painted with oils *WIP*

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Soulgrinder...painted with oils *WIP*

Post by redfinger » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:39 pm

Often times, to get the blending and tones I am looking for I use oil paints to create the desired effect. The learning curve is a little steep, but once you get the technique down, it can produce great results!.

On this particular commission, the client wanted a real fleshy, nurgle-ess skin color, also for the metal bits to be nice and dirty. My client was the one who did the head conversion, and I think it looks really well done.

Here is how I received the model;

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The gold legs were also painted by the client, but I will weather them heavily. I felt the original GW plastic grey was a good undertone to use for the skin color, so I simply hit the plastic w/ a thin coat of dull coat to give the paint something to bite into, then using my airbursh, and a technique called "pre-shading" I shaded and highlighted the skin unitl I was happy w/ the results, I ended up w/ something like this;

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At the clients request, she wanted some blue worked into the skin, so I airbrushed some blue on the scales of the neck and back, and gave the skin a oil wash that is most comparable to devlin mud.

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After that the oil blending began, using Burt Sienna and Raw Sienna, as well as a little black I was able to add depth and darken the shadows, then using a little white, black and green, I was able to bring out the lights in the skin. I am pretty happy with the results.

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For the armor plates I decided to stick with the blue them as well. They were painted in a very dark red, Vallejo Black Red I think, and then covered with crackle medium, followed by the blue, a tricky technique, but produces awesome results. After that had dried I weathered it up and that is the point I left it at to dry for a few days. From here it should move pretty quick, as the weathering on the base and arms should be fairly simply.

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Thanks for looking!

Ashton

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Re: Soulgrinder...painted with oils *WIP*

Post by Jeramakus » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:00 pm

Beautiful.
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Re: Soulgrinder...painted with oils *WIP*

Post by redfinger » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:36 pm

I appreciate the compliment.

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Re: Soulgrinder...painted with oils *WIP*

Post by MagickalMemories » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:54 am

That's looking seriously cool.


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Re: Soulgrinder...painted with oils *WIP*

Post by Jeramakus » Fri May 13, 2011 1:22 pm

Any updates to this?
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Re: Soulgrinder...painted with oils *WIP*

Post by redfinger » Fri May 13, 2011 3:42 pm

Jeramakus wrote:Any updates to this?

It is actually almost done, I was waiting until I had finished it to post completed pictures. The client is not in a real hurry to have it, so I have been taking my time on it.

Ashton

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