As most of you know, I love Object Source Lighting, Basing and NMM... so why not combine them all in one place! This figure is rather large, and so is the base at about 60mm. This gave me a great opportunity to create a lava base with some nice dark marble.
The key to this kind of lighting is all about contrast, and that means light vs dark, warm vs cool, saturated vs unsaturated tones, and more. Each piece helps to work with another to create the effect. The cooler colors of the marble make the firey base seem that much hotter, while the armor can also reflect those cooler tones.
By making those cooler reflections on the armor, it in turn creates a better opportunity for enhancing the reflections of the lava, which are much warmer and more saturated.
This figure was painted during another Facebook live session, which goes into much further detail. Each of these are between 2-3 hours long, and I try to pack as much instruction as I can in that time, covering the materials and the techniques.
It takes a lot of effort to do this on top of the usual painting work and the blog posts, especially once or twice a week. This is why I established the Pateron page last month. This figure is the monthly raffle figure for December:
Any pledge to the Patreon page makes you eligible to win the monthly raffle figure. I am working on new possibilities for videos and even some special packages with 'kits' that would be available. These would include patron only content, which would likely start up in January.
In the meantime, here's the link: