Sunday, January 26, 2014

Blade Dancer

Here's another fun Reaper miniature... and yet another candidate for the skin color videos.  On this version, I was balancing the reflected color of the turquoise costume against the fairer skin colors.  That meant incorporating that shade with the skin colors as I was mixing them.

It was more challenging to do so without the skin color becoming too gray or dull.  I did add some elements of much warmer skin colors, using the Transparent red color in key spots.

Using the warm reds for the marble and the reddish brown hair meant that such brighter red skin tones would not be too out of place.  Also, I wanted the costume to be semi-transparent, so a bit of that grayed down skin tone could be used in the deepest folds of the outfit.

This allowed me to integrate those opposing colors even more.

Again, a fun little exercise!
She is also here:


  1. She looks absolutely gorgeous. Wonderful work. Very smooth blending of colours ... something I constantly struggle with. Anyways, great stuff! ^_^

    1. Many thanks for the kind words! Very fun to paint this one!