Monday, January 12, 2015

Guardians of Pseusennes

Of all the items from the Tomb Kings army, this is the one that I most eagerly wanted to see with the new backdrops!

This one really compliments the colors...

If you look through all the blog posts on the constructs like this NecroSphinx, you will see that all of them were painted in this color of blue.

That was to indicate the 'taint' from the new 'god' which appeared to Pseusennes.

I mixed in Vallejo Cyan Fluorescent paint with regular paint colors to enhance the blue.

I also had to get as much variety in the metal colors, as the idea was that all of the armor became quicksilver once the taint had taken hold.

All the colors would morph and change... just like any good Tzeentch tainted thing should!

I barely ever got the chance to use him in an actual battle, which was a bit of a bummer.

He stands ready to make sure all those who enter the Tomb Cities of Pseusennes shall suffer a fate worse than death!


  1. Amazing, your blues look stunning.

    1. Glad you liked those! Adding the fluorescent cyan really was fun. I didn't think it would make a dramatic difference at first, but it truly did!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them! It was very fun to paint, and it all worked out with the story of the army! :-)

  3. You could easily teach many art students on color theory with your tomb models. They are a awash in brilliance and eye catching vibrance.

    1. Thanks! In all reality, the "chroma" aspect of color theory drove me nuts for years. That is, how a high chroma cool color will make a muted warm color receded in the viewer's eyes, reversing the whole warm/cool color mechanic! Took years to figure that out!!!

  4. Impressive figure, I love this light that emerges the figure. Not easy to manage such a luminous figure during the painting.
    Awesom painting job.