Dear Readers, We think we’ve gotten rid of the skunk. This is a wonderful thing as the air conditioning is able to be turned back on! Therefore, I was able to get some more painting done. You cannit imagine how much nicer it is in the southern heat having A/C.
But I digress.
Since the heat is less a factor now, I can actually get some real painting done! It is still humid as all can be, which means I have to wait in between coats of paint, which is annoying.
That said, I got some more painting done. Let’s talk. Dragonborn Ranger:
I managed to finish getting her painted, with the red highlights in the hair, using gemstone paints for both the undercoat and the top coat. Coat. I then went about using the fairy dust effect paint on the skin bits, giving it that sheen you’d expect from a gemstone dragon(born). Lastly, I went about shading the areas that I hadn’t hit with the Speedpaints. All in all, I think she’s turned out great.
See for yourself:
Once she dries I can go about doing the matt varnish, locking in the paint job and making it chip resistant, and then I can go about doing the basing. Since she’s a ranger, I’m really thinking about doing some grass with some bush or flowers around her base. The only downside of this spacing is that it’s going to cover up the K for the Kickstarter marker. The person having me do the commission says she didn’t care.
That’s all I have for today. It’s still hot in The room where I do my painting. Therefore, I will be limiting the amount of painting I’m doing unless I can get myself up in the morning when it’s much cooler outside. We’ll see.
Next time, I should have some good updates. As to my spelljammer ship. I’ve got a lot of plans as to how I’m going to go about finishing up the paint job on it. I’ve got plans for some more earth tones for the wings and sides. I’m still debating on whether or not I’m going to use gold or silver on the filigree in the wings.
Lastly, if you hadn’t noticed in some of the pictures, I am trying to repair a spot on one of the wings where my cat bit through it. To say I’m upset is to put it mildly. I’ve may have already mentioned that, but it’s worth noting I’m still working on the repair. See for yourself:
She’s my spoiled brat so I have no one to blame but myself. Oh well.
Until next time, Dear Readers…
P.S. – I know updates have been sporadic, but blame the skunk.
P.P.S. – I’ll be out of touch at least the week of July 25th as I am having surgery that day. I’ll try to get as much writing done ahead of time as possible, but I can’t promise anything. It’s going to be major surgery, but I should be okay. If I go dark, though, I don’t want you to worry about me; I’ll be fine. Recovery will be a thing though. Frankly I am not sure my wife will even let me have my laptop!