Monday, 22 May 2017

BBB: Big Beasts of Burden

After my previous take on World of Twilight minis, I decided I wnted to make some experiments on lizardy skin. I had two quite large minis, so they were the perfect canvas. I wanted a progressive colour shading effect, and I did so both in blue and red:

This was the in progress concept; lighter tones for the nose, getting darker towards the tail
The plain colours didn't work on such large surfaces, so I added a dot pattern, very frog-like.

I mean 'exotic Amazonian frog'-like
The baskets and luggage look easy to do, but they are way more detailed than I thought. That is what makes these interesting, the way you perceive them as part of a caravan, of a wider project.


They'll be part of the merchant's detachment (a merchant needs goods to trade!). Look at the gorgeous details all over:


Here you have, of course, the mandatory scale comparison shot:

No, we're not relatives, if that's what you're asking
My own lead mountain on this project has finally turned into a mere hill, a mound I would dare to say. But it's not over yet! More to come!

14 comments:

  1. Those look fantastic, what a great effect on both of them. I like painting the dinosaurs from magister militum in bright colours too - the effects you've achieved are really excellent.

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    1. Thank you! I wanted to get some 'distinctive' effect, and this came to mind. Glad you like it!

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  2. Oh yeeeees! Something fantastic!
    Lovly colours chief!

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    1. Thanks! This kind of stuff opens new possibilities, I'm tempted to get more!

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  3. These are gorgeous! Really eye-catching colours - just the thing for an itinerant merchant looking to entice the locals into buying something!

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    1. Thank you! I still have to design the proper caravan, but it will have to be colourful ;)

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  4. Looking lovely! Very different to the full greys and browns I went for, but looks fantastic :)

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    1. Thank you very much! You made quite an outstanding job with these, they've been a real pleasure to paint. In nature, big fellas like these tend to have more earthy colours, but I wanted to give this effect a try :)

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  5. Now, these are simply gorgeous.
    Both the skin and goods they carry.
    Very colourful but not overly so.
    Awesome work suber!

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    1. Thank you! I think that the black pattern on the skin helps to desaturate the overall effect. If they were all blue or red, it may have been 'too much'. I enjoyed these two particularly, bursting with details all over!

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  6. tio, fotos de todas juntas?
    estan quedando con una personalidad increible! :)
    enhorabuena! :D

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    1. ¡Muchas gracias!
      Me queda todavía un lote de varias miniaturas, pero es el último. Cuando lo tenga, haré una foto de familia :)

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  7. It's NOT easy making so many colours work together. But here, you definitely achieved success. Super work Suber! :)

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    1. Thank you very much! I'm trying weird combinations here, it's fun how things can turn out in such different styles :)

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