Archive for August 15th, 2010

August 15, 2010

WIP: Some More Witchiness

by Nate Birkholz

I got in some more painting on the Old Witch yesterday before I got sucked into Red Dead Redemption. I am really appalled at how slow I am at painting, not sure how I waste so much time–I feel like I should video-record myself or something to see what I do that takes so long… Anyhow, I gave up trying to drybrush the folds of the sash and scarf. I seemed to always have too much or too little paint on the brush, so I just painted along the tops of the folds and then washed with Citadel Wash.

I feel like I make no progress, but she also seems to be getting close.

I undercoated the satchel with my usual flesh undercoat, Vallejo Brown Rose, and will drybrush a lighter tone to highlight–we’ll see how that goes–then wash with Ogryn Flesh wash. I was going to try to make it look like tanned human skin, but I am not sure that is going to be apparent. I also painted the bandages around her hands, then washed with Gryphonne Sepia and dabbed red wash in spots. I’ll highlight the edges of the bandages and wash with sepia again, and maybe one more round of highlight and wash if necessary.

I undercoated the various skulls with dark brown, washed with thinned ivory, washed with Devlan Mud, and drybrushed with unthinned ivory. I think I might drybrush again before doing another Devlan Mud wash, since the coverage didn’t end up like I wanted it to.

I also made some progress on the staff:

I am trying to emulate the color of a stick I found in a park near my home.

I will touch up the twine near the base, I was getting tired of detail work at the time, and then will wash with Devlan Mud. The green faces seemed like a good idea at the time, but I feel it’s getting to look a little like a bag of skittles, and I think I might repaint white and then wash the faces blue instead.

I am looking forward to finishing with the Crow, at the end.