September 18, 2012

Painting Fail

Sometimes despite all the best inspiration and techniques painting just goes wrong. I painted this Feralgeist twice now and both times it has come out terribly. The standard scheme is nice but I wanted to go for something a little different. I started off with a blue scheme and it came out really bad. I am not sure why but I guess I started with too dark a base coat. It made the ghost seem too solid. I didn't learn from this however and I think I have repeated the same thing here. The red purple base colour here is just too solid looking. I highlighted it in reverse much like painting flame. I brought it down to a yellow white in the deepest crevasses. It just doesn't look right to me. I won' be changing him however, done is done. I have too many other models calling for attention at the moment. I may revisit him at a later date. Aat least for now he is a lesson to pay a little bit more attention to the planning stages of painting!

2 comments:

  1. Maybe something more along the lines of the oranges in one of those:

    http://www.taban-miniatures.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=789

    http://www.taban-miniatures.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=806

    That might just work... second one is a bit grittier though, so depends on the rest of the models if it would fit like that.

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    1. Thanks for the links. Those are interesting models.

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