Saturday, January 29, 2011

Horthak: Skin and cloth

The base of the skin consisted of a mix of alizarin crimson, yellow ochre and titanium white. It took me quite awhile to get the right color I wanted to go from. It was mostly yellow ochre with a bit of the others added in to make it look like flesh.
The first shadows and highlights were added using more alizarin crimson into the base mix for the shadow, and titanium white into the base mix for the highlight. Small amounts of burnt umber were used in the deepest shadows.
Deeper shadows and brighter highlights were added to the extremes blending in more of the previously mentioned shadow and highlight mixes. I found it was easier to work with the second highlight after I let the mini sit for about an hour to let some of the paint set (it was too easy to see the base under the highlight).
The top of the kilt was based in Winsor Orange. The shadows were done with small amounts  of alzarin crimson. The highlights were done with Winsor Yellow. The lower section of the kilt was based in Bright Red. The shadows were again done in Alzarin Crimson, and a small amount of Winsor Yellow was used to highlight the tips. All of the blending was wet on wet oils.

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