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Kurff the Swift (Shane O’Luna) - #2034

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Kurff the Swift - Reaper # 02034

Painted as Dungeons & Dragons character Shane O'Luna.

No pictures yet.

Well, I finally got around to painting a mini based on one of my characters. This was also my first attempt at ink washes. Yes, Mini #7, and I'm still experimenting and learning.

Anyway, first, the look I was going for.

I had read someone's idea of basecoating, washing with ink then layering highlights. So, an attempt was made to do just that. However, it just didn't work out for me. Ultimately, I gave up on highlighting altogether and saved the "lesser" piece as a reminder of how ink washes works.

What I like: The face. Sure, the eyes are too big and the hair looks like gold metallic when it's really browns with a cornsilk wash, but the wet-blending on the skin was complimented very nicely by the ink. The boots also got a nice boost from the wet blending/inking combination. Finally, using the wash on the ropes really saved a lot of time and got a nice look down.

What I don't like: Washing made the rest too dark. Even with some silks and satins used to highlight the outside of the robe, it looks flat. The eyes, the hair. The base was a rush job, too.

What I learned: Ink washes -- beautiful in some places, not so good when working with "softer" parts. I suppose I accidentally learned something resembling Non-Metal Metallics, too.


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