Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Darkest Heart

This very nice bust from Black Heart Models was painted mostly with the Mig AMMO Oilbrushers.  Those offer very nice consistency right out of the container, which is identical to 'regular' acrylic based miniature paints.

I printed out a few reference pictures to work from, so that I could try some fun color variations on the face and the armor.  As you can see, I liked the 'hammered steel' helmet, and went with that.

Here's the webpage for Black Heart:

I had a lot of fun painting this bust on a Facebook live episode, which you can view here:

I did some finishing details with acrylic paints once the oils had dried.  Working on large scale subjects like these busts are very fun for me, as I have never gotten a chance to do that before!  

The larger size allows me to incorporate even more of my old 2D art techniques.

I'm planning to do more of these historical busts on future Facebook Live sessions, including Hannibal and Vlad!  If the Patreon page receives enough funding, I can do more frequent live sessions and more Patreon videos as well.  Any contribution is helpful, and makes you eligible for the monthly raffle figure!