Saturday, May 25, 2013

Skaryaa the Blood Mistress from Raging Heroes

I chose this figure for the Copper/Bronze/Brass demo video for a few reasons.  First, it has super fine detail, as all Raging Heroes figures do!

Second, the shield (one of three arm options, BTW) gives a fantastic opportunity for copper patina.  In addition, I thought this figure would be perfect for the play of color temperature that is necessary to indicate surfaces of the various metals.

Very simply put, Golds tend to be more yellow, Brass and Bronze more greenish, and Copper is reddish.  The strategy here was to use the flesh tones and the hair as a foil to the metals.  The darker flesh tone would allow the lighter parts of the metals to show, and the lighter, greener hair would keep the greens of the patina and bronze in check.


  1. very nice model, although the verdigris looks a bit lumpy for my tastes. Is that how it goes on real bronze?

    1. The patina on copper can be quite varied. It can be quite 'corroded' in appearance, or simply accumulated in the crevices. Sometimes it just covers everything :-)

  2. Great work. Beautiful shadings. Like the color schema.