Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Great Stag

This Reaper Miniatures Great Stag gave me a chance to balance cooler grayish browns against more saturated, warmer browns.

You can see this in the shadow areas of the fur. I believe the color in question is Secret Weapon Miniatures Woodland Brown.  This same color was used in the 'mane', so it made sense to carry that through the rest of the figure.

It is even more important to have this kind of variety on a figure which could potentially get very boring to look at if you stayed with simple variations on one tone of brown.  While the shading from light to dark would still be interesting, it would still appear somewhat artificial and static.

While the shadow colors are still brown, the warmth and intensity of the mid tones make the color appear more greenish.

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