Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The Dreamer

This model is tiny. Malifaux models are small scale to begin with compared to most stuff I've worked on before, but this model comes in under one inch tall. It was quite a challenge to paint. Still though, I'm happy with the results given my current skill level. Some quick notes:

What went well:
* Working on this at the same time as the Doppleganger so I could switch back and forth. Really saved my sanity by having the option to take a break.
* Adding some cloth texture to his nightshirt. I spent a fair amount of time trying to give it that "mental hospital gown" look to it. I wanted the right color and a slightly worn look, but not dirty or bloodied.
* Not using the sculpted eye sockets limit my painting of the eyes was key. I felt like the eyes worked out fairly well for the size but I took a page from Meg Maples and ignored the sculpted eyes and painted a bit outside the lines. In exchange of that, I painted irises on his eyes in pale green to give them some life.
* The new base worked out nicely for this model as well. I think the sandy blonde hair color makes a nice balance to the glowing fire look below him.

What could have been better:
* Thinning my paints more and taking way more time might have smoothed it out a bit, but at a huge time cost. This isn't a competition model by any stretch though so I opted for the shortcuts.
* The blanket he's carrying is pretty boring. I could have done something more interesting probably, but I was worried about drawing too much attention to it and away from the rest of the model.

1 comment:

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

Wow, what an excellent paint job! I also really like how you made and painted the base!
Greetings, Sofie