Monday, August 5, 2013

Feelin' the blues?

I was definitely looking forward to the "Color Theory" videos, where I tackle various colors, and try to show how to get a wider range of colors within each 'family'.  This time around, it was blue!

I tried to demonstrate how to make warm and cool versions of blue... less saturated, more saturated, etc., and how to play these off of each other.

A few color swatches were made, such as this one.

This view gives you a hint at how many different blues I was trying to show...

No painting session is complete without those glazes!!

The Secret Weapon blue wash was a particular treat.  That is going to be seeing a lot of action in the future!  It is another one of the more intense wash colors that they have produced, and it's fantastic when you mix it with normal paint.

Nearing completion.  You can see the palette with all those paints mixed in with the wash colors.

And then there were two.

I can't wait for you to see some of the swatches from the yellow and green videos. :-)


Yes, she is.  Reaper Yvonne once again.

Time for another fun sketch!

A handy guide to your SE-NMM.  Actually, I have not gotten to do much of this technique over the last few years.  Part of it has to do with not painting as many Grey Knights ;-)

I also do much more weathering than I had previously used.

I guess that makes these rarer opportunities to work this technique more fun!

With all the darker glazes complete, it was time to do lots of work to finalize where those horizon lines would go, and get all the reflected light in the shadow areas.  That can be more complex to manage with SE-NMM.

I think the Forgeworld Empire handgunners was the last time I did SE-NMM en masse.

Let the metals continue!!