Saturday, July 16, 2011

HoA Update and Blood Crusher WIP

Been awhile since I've posted last. Things have been pretty hectic. All my projects for the HoA project are finished and handed off to Jawaballs. Sorry I didn't follow up with any WIP photos before I handed them over, but I was kind of in a rush to get it to him. He has already posted some shots of the army and you will be able to see some of the work I did HERE.

Remember to donate to our groups' cause, 'Doctors without Borders'. Just click on the top right of my blog to donate any amount you wish to support this cause. For every dollar you support, you will get a chance to win one of FOUR armies. The Blood Angels being one of them. Jawaballs and I will be going to Gamesday this year as well and all who come will be able to see the armies first hand. I know I can't wait to see them all together, and too bad that I cannot win one :(

Another model/project I have been working on has been to work on my blending and transitions from dark to light. I have gotten used to blending the transitions very subtly and did not have enough contrast to make the models 'POP'.  Check out the image below. Keep in mind that I have only done one coat/color for the shadowing. I will still be doing another layer/color for a deeper shadow and a light highlight.

Any comments or suggestions will be appreciated.

1 comment:

Karitas said...

Hi Micho,

I always struggle getting enough contrast and "pop" and have been working on it a lot recently, so feel well placed to have this desicussion :)

one thing I have found really helps is using a wet palette, not because of its paint presernving properties per se, but because that means i can set out the whole palette i intend to use for the blend at the start,

I set a dark point, and a bright point and several internediary steps, and work my way through them.

now you have one added difficulty - you're using red. and blending and highlightind red well it's easy to accidentally make pink.

I'd suggest starting quite dark, maybe with scortched brown with some red in it, working up to your red, then start adding orange as a highlight colour, then a good strong yellow, like maybe iyanded, with a final highlight for specularity of just white, with no red at all.

But i'm sure there's a lot of people more qualified than me around the net with red recepies,

one thing i will say is dont lose faith, sometimes it's not untill that final bright highlight goes on that it pops, then it just all comes together. theres always a mid point where it looks a mess and you want to start over.. push through it :)