Friday, July 10, 2015

Bian the Red - finished

Hi all,

as time was running out, I had to rush to complete Bian. 

I had to completely re-paint her skin.
But it was really worth it :)
Even though the flames from the braziers aren't as bright as I wanted them,
The overall result is good.
So here's an all-around:

And the usual Coolminiornot Collage:
This is Bian the Red, daughter of the Hydana the dragon and the mortal Lucianus of Camore.
She is seen in her lair, between her precious gold, pearls and gems - a treasure worthy of any real dragon - in a prayer to the God of Fire.
If you find the time, I'd appreciate the vote ;)

 Thank you 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Bian the Red (5)

Hi all,

wow the last week was very hot over here in Germany. We had between 30° and 40°Celsius (86°-104° Fahrenheit) for the last two weeks.
It was so hot, the paint dried before it reached the miniature ;-)

Actually I didn't really feel like painting at all, but since I have a contest deadline of July 10th I have to get moving.
Since the last update I applied all the base colors.
And then started to deepen the colors - mostly via several layers of washes.
And then started to work out the deeper shadows and highlights.
I have to admit I'm glad I took the light reference photos - it makes highlighting so much easier!
Last night I worked on finalizing most of the gold, gems and scales.
Now it is mainly re-painting the skin and work out the shadows and highlights.
I hope you like the progress so far :)
I look forward to your comments and feedback.