One more highlight on the flesh should probably do it (a touch of Foundry's Flesh 5C is my intent) on the topmost points; cheekbones, tips of ears, bridge of nose etc. The eyes are about done, too. I'm going to mix some Yellow 2B or some GW Yellow Ink into the mid tone Tan 14B I used for the irises to get a highlighted glow, and then of course a dot of white to show a glint of light in there.
I'm pleased with how he's coming along, despite the photo showing I've missed a bit of skin behind his left tusk -sigh-
|Without flash, and oddly focussed on his shoulder rather than face...|
|With flash and looking all garish. There's a slight bulge to the face that isn't there in real life; the eyes really aren't facing in different directions. Honest, guv!|
After the completion/tidying up of the eyes and cheekbones, it'll be teeth and then hair, of which there is quite a bit. How barbaric! I can't decide, though, whether to go grey or brown for the hair - what do you reckon? Let me know in the comments below.
How are your projects coming along?
Looking good, I like the grey!ReplyDelete
Thanks - I think I prefer the idea of grey for hair/beard/eyebrows and then shades of brown or even black for the skins and furs he's wearing. I couldn't work out if that was just because I was getting used to it being grey...Delete
Looking good! He's got a lot of character and a very determined look on his face. The eyes really bring him to life.ReplyDelete
Cheers, Chris. It's a lovely sculpt and, when finished, will probably do double duty as a giant for slaying in a chivalric adventure context, as well as providing some comically unpredictable destructive energy for the chaotic goblinoid bunch of baddies I seem to be accumulating (there are more soaking in Fairy Power Spray as I type, including a chariot...)Delete
Dark brown for the win. Elmore purist.ReplyDelete
It was the painting that was giving me pause for thought on the colour. Damn hobby OCD!Delete
Why choose? He seems too young to be all grey, but certainly old enough to have a few grey hairs. I'd go "salt and pepper." BTW, love the comment "[t]here's a slight bulge to the face that isn't there in real life". I feel like every picture I post needs a disclaimer like "I swear this mini looks better in real life than in the photo!"ReplyDelete
Now that's an idea worth pursuing. I guess "middle-aged man hair" will have to get added to my bizarre hobby-realted internet search history!Delete