Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Such an Ogre

As I have mentioned many times before, the primary reason that I use the oil paints is that it allows me to work on many more figures at the same time, no matter how large or small!

I had about 15 large scale Mierce Miniatures and other creatures going at the same time as I was painting this big guy.  Since the oils stay wet on the figures as well as the palette, I can take as much time as I need to move from one figure to the next, rotating back around again to the figures that I started with.

Obviously I can do more blending on the figures too, which means that I can be more efficient with the application of colors.  It is possible to just place a few colors onto the surface and then mix those right there.  

It makes it easier to get interesting colors in key areas, like the swords.  I think at one point I just plopped some bright green onto the blades and feathered it in with the rest!

Here's an example... a Facebook Live session:

I have done a few of these larger style figures on the live sessions.  My goal is to create more permanent videos for YouTube and to place on USB drives.  The more support the Patreon page gets, the more time I will have to do these edited videos.  Those can take a while to film, edit and render!

Thanks for all the support thus far!