Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I've got my eye on you...

Here are a few shots of the classic Dark Elf flesh tone video.  It's another one of the Raging Heroes Fantasy Blood Vestals.  Those are truly fantastic minis!

Time for some shaded basecoat!

I see Secret Weapon washes on the palette... that can only mean one thing :-)

Glazing just about finished!!!

Getting down to the wire...

Then some final details.

I did another 'sketch' on the side to illustrate a few things.  These have been props on lots of the videos...

A closer look.  This helped to explain some of the principles of how I did the eyes.  While there is nowhere near this much going on with the figure, I thought it would be very helpful to have this as a reference guide for future projects.

Side by side.


More Horsies!

Yet another set of converted Reaper Unicorns!  The metal ones were actually a little easier to turn into 'regular' horses.  They made a nice dramatic pose for the video. :-)

As usual, starting things off with the shaded basecoat...

But then it's time to glaze and tint...

This one had lots of nice 'action' in the darker color range, which is really fun... even when you are doing a two dimensional painting.

Working on the markings and the highlights, and then voila!  Finished Dapple Grey horse.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

If a tree falls in the forest...

Here are some views of the glazing video being filmed.

Since the focus had to be on glazing alone, I just put the most basic layers of light paint on the tree warrior (from Raging Heroes).

I dried that off, and set up the next stage!

A collection of Secret Weapon washes and more...

Out on the palette and ready to roll!

Looks like a mess, but it is controlled chaos :-)

Pure glazing is always a blast.

Like being back in watercolor class.

Some trees...

Hey, get off my lawn!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Ticket to ride...

Time for some horses!  Here are some scenes from the Appaloosa video.  Putting out the colors...

Always consult the horse bible!

With the shaded basecoat complete, it is time for some glazing!!!

Finishing off the glazing and shading...

Now it's time for those spots!

Getting started on the markings.  I was very glad that I took the extra time to convert those Reaper Unicorns.  It would have been more difficult to do everything I wanted with saddles and straps in the way.

Each progression made such a difference!

Now they can romp and play together.

I really enjoy painting this particular breed of horse!

I hope you have just as much fun.

Back to the bikes

Some more shots!

After another very busy day.

Another one coming soon!

Stay tuned :-)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The clattering of skeletal hooves

This was another fun video to shoot.  I used a Reaper skeleton cavalry figure.

It is a nice change from all the Tomb Kings horses, which were much less accurate with the anatomy.

Of course, glazing and tinting was a big part of it!  So, out came the Secret Weapon washes.

That's where things got interesting!

We end up with a pair of riders...