Monday, February 6, 2012

Dread Knight (alternate color scheme)

Hi all. Been very busy lately (though that seems to be usual for me).

I've got a Dread Knight painted for commission. The commission has one more of these, a rhino, and a character. When I start painting the next DK this week, I'm thinking about making a step-by-step tutorial for some of the NMM techniques.

I'm thinking two good subjects would be:
-Scratched armor
-Weathered/dirty steel (such as the exhaust pipes)

Anyway, on with the pics.

Here's some of the recipes if anyone is curious:

Gold: basecoat 50/50 Calthan Brown/Snakebite Leather, wash Devlan Mud, highlight Snakebite Leather, highlight up to Skull White.

Red Armor: basecoat Scab Red. Badab Black wash in the crevices. Highlight Scab Red+Blood Red. Final highlights of thinned Blood Red on the edges. Scratches/chips were basecoated with black, highlighted with Codex Grey, Fortress Grey, and then Skull White.

Steel (exhaust pipes) Basecoat Codex Grey, highlight Fortress Grey, highlight Skull White (sparingly). Dirt/smoke was added with a watered-down mix of Scorched Brown and Chaos Black. Begin at one of the holes in the pipe and move the brush upwards. Keep most of the dirt wash near the top. Final highlights/scratches were made with Fortress Grey and Skull White.

Base: Black undercoat. Heavy drybrush/basecoat of Scorched Brown. Rocks were heavily drybrushed with Adeptus Battlegrey, Codex Grey, and Fortress Grey. Dirt was drybrushed with Calthan Brown and Bubonic Brown. The green/grass areas were heavily drybrushed with Catachan Green, followed by Goblin Green, Camo Green, followed by a very light drybrush of Bubonic Brown. The rusted pieces of metal debris were painted with Scorched Brown, followed by washes/stippling of Vermin Brown and Blazing Orange. Scratches were added just like on the red armor.

If you'd like any other color recipes, please feel free to ask.

I've also started posting some more of my pottery up for sale on my Etsy shop. If you are in the market for some handmade ceramic stuff, please take a look:

Thanks for reading. Until next time,