Monday, 1 May 2017

Pursuing it with eager feet,

I definitely recall half painting this guy back in the 80s before giving it up as a bad job.  When I revisited him, I was conscious of trying to push the contrast on what I paint therefore the dark blue of the cloak versus the white of his robes, the glazing into shadow on the white robes, etc.  I don't think I pushed the contrast enough on the cloak, but it does look better in the flesh.

Another technique I wanted to try was object source lighting, in this instance the runes carved into his staff.  I was quite chuffed at how they turned out.  Haven't tried it since then though...

I bought this guy second hand and had to sculpt the thumb back on as well...


  1. Great looking figure - vintage kind of feel to him. Great work on the staff in particular.

    1. Thanks - there's something beguiling about this particular set, and I don't think it's just nostalgia.