Friday, 16 April 2010

Billy (the) Piper - part three

With the exception of the drybrushing, the miniature was painted with a Citadel Standard Brush, I find these a good general purpose paint brush, that hold their point well, but can deteriorate quickly if miss-treated.

Starting with the flesh, well fur actually, I dry brushed the head, arms and knees with a 50/50 mix of Vallejo Charred Brown and Black. Then a lighter drybrush of just Charred Brown and paying special emphasis to the elbows and face I used GW Snakebite Leather to lighten the fur/skin colour.

The face and tail were painted with GW Snakebite Leather, some Vallejo Model color Sand Yellow and highlighted with Vallejo Dead White. This was a matter of layering lighter and lighter highlights - up to near pure white, especially around the mouth.

Detail painting; The eyes are pure GW Blood Red over Vallejo Dead White (to give brightness) the nose is Dark Grey (a mix of Chaos Black and White) and the teeth were first painted with a mix of Snakebite Leather and Dead White before highlighting with pure Dead White.

Throughout the process, I have washed the areas with with Citadel Flesh Wash (the old blue topped paint pot) and the new Citadel Washes of Gryphonne Sepia and Badab Black.

Finally and just for this On-Line Build, I have tidied up the Black areas before photographing.


1 comment:

Rob Alderman said...

Wow, he's looking excellent mate!!!