Monday, May 3, 2010
This weekend, I finished the base for my sorcerer and therefor, the entire miniature. Pictures for the complete model are on 2nd City Warzone.
Here are some detail pictures of the base.
Here you can see the glowing, cryptic, hexagram-thingee on the disc of Tzeentch.
Here's blasted Space Wolf Helmet.
A Hidden little imp and skull.
And my favorite, the owl, a symbol of secret, forbidden knowledge
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Well, there you go.
I do believe that it's important to try new techniques and push the limits of your painting. I feel like I did that here, but at the same time, I not 100% satisfied with the results. I suspect that I'll take these lessons and improve them on my next piece.
I'll tell you one thing, these pictures really highlight some areas I still need to work on with this.
The hand is a touch sloppy. I might need to clean it up a bit.
I'm pretty happy with the freehand. I can see errors in this picture that I couldn't see with my eye, so I'll have to go back and correct them. I think the biggest thing is that the colors seem flat. I'm not looking forward to going back to highlight and shade the freehand, but I think it needs to be done.
I tried a combination of metallic and non-metallic painting here. I'm mostly happy.
Ok, after a couple touch-ups, I'll start working on the base.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
The eye on his "casting" hand is going to be red. I'm planning on doing some object source lighting to make it look like it's glowing. I'm pretty intimidated by it, so hopefully it's not a complete disaster.
I need to start working on the elaborate base after that.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Here are more in-progress shots for my Chaos Sorcerer. The shots above and below were taken last week sometime, but I forgot to post them.
I dragged out my aspiring champions and a couple of Thousand Sons just to make sure I was keeping the colors consistent.
Here is what the sorcerer looked after this morning's painting session:
A lot of the blending is still pretty rough (particularly around the helmet, but I'm happy with how it's going so far.
Also, does anyone out there remember this paint company:
This used to be my favorite brands back when I started painting in the late 80s. I held on to this bottle long after it dried out. It's metal cap makes a great place to stick my magnetized mini and use as painting handle. I knew I held on to it for a reason.
Anyway, I don't see myself getting any more painting done before Adepticon, so that's it for now.
Speaking of Adepticon, keep an eye on 2nd City Warzone for what me and the other guys will be doing. Hope to see you there!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Feels good to finally be painting power armor again. I don't usually paint in sections like my friend Nick does, but this is a special model.
Also, I finally picked up some daylight bulbs, so hopefully, my pictures will be coming out a lot better from now on.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Hello all. I've decided to revive this blog. I will still be posting finished work on 2nd City Warzone, but I wanted somewhere to post in-progress work. So Citizen Nick Hobby center is back!
Above are the finished Deamonettes, and below are some finished pictures. Enjoy.