Sunday, April 28, 2013

Heavy Metal at the Wandering Dragon...



Painting up this terrain would see some very rare use of metallic paints by me.  Since I was starting to run a little low on my black craft paint, I thought adding metallic paints could help extend the life of the painting session.


I was still painting the black brown mix on everything, with more brown on the rock outcroppings.  At the same time, I was using some of the ivory color mixed in to create more of a stone hue for the bases of the steampunk terrain.  I will be doing more on those later when there's time.


Once that was completed, I started to mix the metallic and craft paints together to paint the storage tanks, pipes and smokestacks.


I added some of the brown craft paint, and even some gold and copper metallics into the mixture as I worked lighter.


Another furnace ready for metallic paints...


Moving along, I added lighter and lighter mixes...



It was certainly odd working with the metallic paints.  By combining them with the non metallic paints, however, it was less of a shock to the system :-)


Each terrain piece was worked to the lightest set of colors one by one...


I tried to leave my darker, sooty areas as intact as possible to save time.


In the next episode, we will see all the rust and additional soot that was added.  Stay tuned!


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