Here is the continuation of the Mantis demonette from Raging Heroes. At this point, I had done all of my dark glazes, and was working back into the middle tones.
Since the GW washes work like glaze medium (that is, they act as a drying retarder), mixing regkuar paint colors with them can yield interesting results. When I did my middle tones here, I mixed lighter colors in with my dark glazes. For instance, I mixed some of the flesh tone in with the dark blue glaze. This gave me the lighter color that you see on the claws, head and legs.
For this stage, I began mixing a sky blue in with the current mix. I also mixed some dark purple together with the sky blue to begin painting the spots...
I also mixed a bit of magenta in with some of the spot color. I didn't want all the spots to be the exact same shade.
I started to add a pinkish color to my highlights on the claws and head. I also mixed in a yellow white with my lightest flesh tone mix for some brighter highlights on the flesh. The reason I waited a bit longer to do this was it allowed me to see what the darker colors would look like first. I think all of this will make more sense in video format!
Obviously, there is only so much I can show in these still photos.
Anyway, you can see in this image that I worked on the eyes. I mixed a bright red and used that to line the edges around the eyes. Since it was the warmest, most saturated color on the entire figure, a tiny bit of it helped the eyes to stand out.
You can also see that I went back into the shadow areas and added a few lighter spots.
Here I have added a little bit of darker color to the lining around the eyes, and also done some very bright highlights on the claws, head and legs.
As the miniature drew to a close, there was some more highlighting, but I also did some work in the darkest darks. I took some of my middle tone color and added it right in the center of some shaded areas. This is another little thing I love to do on Chaos type miniatures.
So, later today I will post some images of the finished figure on its base!
This demo will be part of my "Four Fleshtones of the Apocalypse" series that demonstrates non-human flesh tones. The others will cover Dark Elf flesh, undead/vampire, and orc/goblin flesh