Friday, 27 October 2017

Demogorgon

The title, yet boring, is quite revealing. A friend handed me this mini some time ago and I wanted to paint it since then. This week, on the verge of the Stranger Things Season Two release, I felt the itch more than ever, so I had to spill some paint on it.

So Season One
I wanted a colourful approach, far from any lizard, earthy looking. The blue/green skin was the point of start (different combinations of Vallejo black green and lighter shades of blue), and then I thought purple would be a nice colour for a change, instead of the classical creamy tones I always use for reptile bellies.

Move it, move it, shake it, shake it
The lights on purple were made by adding Vallejo dark flesh, and it worked better than expected. I rejected the idea of reptilian eyes, as I wanted something more supernatural, Demogorgon being a demon prince and so. Blue works nice for that, I feel more comfortable with it than red; reflected light and red glowing objects is something I still have to practise, as I only get the looking of strawberry chewing gum flooding everything. Blue is nice, and its coldness suits the mini.

'This dungeon will be easy, you said. We'll talk later, sisters'
The mini belonged of course to the old Grenadier ranges, but is now released by Mirliton. It's been a refreshing stop after the civilian mob, quite useful to reset my brains and start over new stuff.
I'm now looking forward to Stranger Things Season Two, but for now this is it. Enjoy and see you upside down!

18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love those glowing blue eyes. And I am going to try your technique for highlighting purple with Dark Flesh -- thanks for sharing that trick.

    As for Stranger Things 2: Mrs. Oldenhammer-in-Toronto and I are getting all set for a binge-watch tonight.

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    1. Thank you very much! The purple & flesh is something I've discovered with this mini -you know, trial and error, I hope you find it useful :)
      We at home are also looking forward to Stranger Things. Hopefully along the weekend!

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    1. Thank you! Certainly fun to do :)

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  3. I like the more colorful colors used on it.

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    1. Thank you! At first I was scared, not knowing how was it going to look like, but in the end I felt comfortable enough with the palette. Useful lesson for my pending oldschool Chaos Warriors, which I never dared to paint in flashy colours ;)

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  4. Fantastic use of colors Suber. Love this one.

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    1. Thank you! They're unusual, I confess I had a good time painting this one :)

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  5. Superb job. I really must get one of these as a a beastie for own Fantasy gaming needs.

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    1. Thanks! It's a beauty, go get one, you won't be disappointed!

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  6. That's gorgeous colours. Really jealous of that brushwork. So clean.

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    1. Thank you! It's been quite an experience, losing fear to certain colour combinations and daring to go wild with the final aspect :)

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    1. ¡Gracias! Los colores estridentes le quedan mejor de lo que esperaba en un principio, así que estoy contento :)

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  8. I only follow Stranger Things lightly. My wife and kids love it though, and as soon as they started watching this season, the dreaded demigorgon was in. Yours is much more colorful than the "shadowy blurry black". The eyes especially are very well done.

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    1. Thanks, I specifically aimed for this kind of approach, I wanted to take a step apart from any kind of grimdark look or whatever. The bright side of fantasy called my attention, it was fun to use these colours.

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  9. Fantástico trabajo! Nunca habría pensado en colores tan brillantes para esta mini pero el resultado es estupendo.

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    1. ¡Gracias! Me quise salir de lo habitual, tenía que perderle el miedo a este tipo de combinaciones de colores :D

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