Thursday, 26 July 2012

Mummy Mania - Painting the Tomb King part 4

It entirely sliped my notice that my bouncing baby blog has passed it's first birthday! This seems the perfect time to say thank you to everyone who has followed, left a comment or browsed here over the last year. Here's to the next one - I might even finish painting something before the blog reaches it's second anniversary!

I've not got too much to show for myself on the painting front at the moment. Progress is slow (I'm doing the really fiddly bits) and time is limited at the moment. On the positive side the slowdown in painting has given me the chance to consider the way forward and really fix my plans. I've not been too sure on how to paint the weapon - gold seems too decorative and not exactly practical and a copper/bronze finish just didn't feel right to me either.

What I've decided upon is a tarnished/blackened finish with verdigris. I think this will give the weapon a good feeling of weight and a suitably sinister character.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Mummy Mania - Painting the Tomb King part 3

The overall colour scheme for my Tomb King has started to come together with the addition of a few small areas of blue. The blue helps to open expand range of colours used without throwing something wildly different into the mix. It is close enough to the green so as not to jar the eye but increases the overall contrast between the warm copper tones and the blue/green tones.
Progress is painfully slow at the moment but I'm pleased with the results I'm getting and that (for me) is the more important thing.