Saturday, October 10, 2015

This is MY snow fort!

Look who's back, and playing King of the Hill!

I have been surprised at how many different poses there are of this type of figure.

I tried to import some seafoam green into the midtones here, since he had more of that white skin that many of the recent versions.

Most of the grays were created by mixing that seafoam green with a dark gray.  I also mixed blue and brown Reaper liner paints together, creating a fantastic dark grey base!  Depending on how much brown you put in, you get very different lighter colors... even when you only add white!

These types of grays are not 'dead' grays, but more interesting.  Cathy used to mix scorched brown and regal blue in a similar way.  When it was lightened, got very different results depending on how much blue or brown there was!

Of Darkness and Light

These remarkable renders are from the latest Raging Heroes campaign.

The concept art was truly amazing, but I almost thought there would be no way to translate those intricate designs into a three dimensional shape!

I knew that it would be possible for the ultra talented sculptors, and that faith is well placed!

Each of the characters maintains the incredible flavor of those drawings, and still has the hyper detail that I have seen on all the previous sculpts that I have painted.

There are so many 'layers' to sculpts such as this one... lots of flow and movement.  Intricacy and elegance.

And in true Raging Heroes form, there are options!  It's been this way since the beginning.  I have a number of original metal Vestal characters that had a fantastic array of head and arm options.  Those extra pieces made excellent conversion material for 'line troops' or even miniatures from other lines.

This is one of those multiple option characters:

I keep visualizing figures like this over some kind of glowing lava, or blueish ghostly hues...

The close up of this face shows why I used a number of Raging Heroes figures for the various painting skin tone videos in my series.  I think I used at least two different Vestals and one Mantis Warrior!

Here is the Dark Elf version of flesh tone:

And this is the Drow: