Have you ever gotten so caught up in a project that it just consumed you for a little while?
Yeah, that was me. Remember that Paladin I was painting?
I totally forgot to take step by step pictures.
Dear Readers, for about 2 hours, this miniature became my obsession. I was tapped by the miniature painting muse.
Here is the backside.
This truly was a labor of love. I am so excited to show it to the young lady that I painted it for.
Of note, the white cloak ended up turning a super pale blue as I used Citadel (Dry) Chronus Blue to attempt to dry brush, nearly washing away all of the blue wash I used on the miniature.
Okay, I can recover from this, I thought.
I then used the army painter D&D Miniature Painting set Lawful White (otherwise known as Matt White), and dry brushed that over the top. It turned out spectacularly.
I then used Army Painter Oak Brown for his pants, contrasting with the Army Painter Leather Brown that I used for all the straps and belts.
Lastly, I did, with a detailed brush, the Army Painter “The Psycho” to be specific, the filigree on his shield.
It may not be perfect, but I painted all of it by hand. No shortcut techniques here.
What’s next for me? Well, there’s another little girl awaiting her own miniature to be painted. I need to have them both done before Wednesday evening.
Here’s where I stand on that one.
As you can see, I still have a ways to go. In fact, I have quite a bit of ways to go. I’m going to end up repainting all of her non-bronzy armor a darker brown, and then using a lighter brown to highlight everything with dry brushing. Since I seem to have gotten the technique, I’m going to use it. Especially since I found a good brush to do it with.
Ladies, if you happen to be reading my blog: to the one of you playing the paladin, I hope you like what you’re getting this week. To the one who is playing the rogue, just you wait, you’ll love yours as well.
Until next time, Dear Readers…
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