Dienstag, 31. Juli 2012

WIP "Oficial de los Tercios Espanoles"

I spent way too much time on Diablo 3, so I decided to move my painting area to the living room. That was a very clever idea, because all of a sudden I paint again. As a Latorre-groupie, I once again have to point out, that his sculpts are a great pleasure to paint. I tried a lot of new things here, most of all blacklining. I always thought that this tecnique looks very artificial but I am satisfied with the result. Blacklining seems to add the impression of more and finer details, although thats not true at all. Another new thing I tried is the X21 flat base thingy from Tamiya. This also works fine for me, it makes your colours look dry and almost dusty. I am still stuggling with the right mixture of colour, water and X21 but it gets better and better.
The last thing I tried was to avoid using colours from the pot. That turned out to be a good decision on the finished cloth, as I can regulate the colour temperature of the lights and shadows way better. Usually, I use warm colours for the lights and cold colours for the shadows, this time I did the opposite and I like the outcome of it.
The finished parts took me 3 evenings so far.

Today, summer holidays started here in Bavaria. Expect updates on the blog an a more regular base the next 6 weeks.



  1. schön, chris! Dann mal weiter so.

    Ferien hät ich auch gerne, haha.

  2. Fantastic face expression Chris, and the gray clothing is well done. I'm happy to hear about frequently updates of your blog and can't wait any news...