Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sorcerer Complete (More or less)

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.


bsmoove said...

That free hand work is simply stunning -genuinely, jaw-dropping stunning. Also, yellow is a really challenging color to work through the highlights, and you've pulled it off perfectly here. Great mini.

Warhammer39999 said...

I really like what you've done with the robes: the blending is sweet and gradual. The weapon seems to lack the same level of finesse though. Was that intentional?

Scott said...

thanks for the kind commnets.

WH39999 - No it wasn't intentional. I've painted lots of robes, so I've gotten pretty good at it. I've struggled with weapons. I was trying to do a non-metal metallic on top of metallic paint.

The more I look at it the more I realize that I need to touch it up.

Kuffeh said...

He looks great dude. I'll echo the comments about the yellow - it is a difficult colour to do well. I really like the freehand, its quite subtle but works really well. Great stuff!

xNickBaranx said...

I think this is the best work you've done. An absolutely beautiful model.

My only negative comment also has to do with the weapon - the bronze/gold runs into the ribbon and makes it look more like gold lame' than parchment. I know you just used the same colors as the robes, but the metals and robes somehow seem more defined and separate.

Seriously though. Even if you left it I'm still jealous. Amazing work my friend!

Pedro Kantor said...

that is great scott!!!