Well, hey, at least it's blog fodder. Here's the WIP series.
|I changed from a classic blue theme for a Warhammer High Elf to a red theme. I've always hated the blue theme. Painting it didn't improve my opinion of it.|
|Blocking out the freehand design.|
|Filling it in. I'm now wishing that I had refined the lines and colors on paper first. I'm not really liking it.|
|But there's not going to be enough time to back away, so I salvage what I can, with what I have to work with.|
|Needs some stars.|
While I'm not pleased with how the piece is coming together as a whole, I am enjoying the process. I'm attempting a lot of things for the first time: freehand banners, white armor, fast color change-outs on the airbrush, pronounced lining and edging, and more. It's also been good practice for adding "opacity" to my technique toolbox.
|I'm pleased with the gem stones. They took a lot more work than I expected, but I'm building that muscle memory.|
|Meanwhile, we haven't forgotten the other side of the equation.|
|I still need to learn how to place the shading on gold lettering. I couldn't find any of my references!|
|I'm finally adding pigments to the mix for terrain.|
|Added flock. I like how the base turned out.|
And the final result. It's a poor color composition, because of the banner on the left. Maybe I'll rework it before I show it at a show.
Here's the narrative for the scene, to accompany the theme for Iron Painter, Round 2, "The End of the World As We Know It":
The Warhammer community agonizes over the prospects for 9th Edition.
Entire armies eliminated from the game. Perhaps not even an army game anymore.
The Warhammer setting obliterated. High Elves and Dark Elves united.
For Warhammer, is this the end of the world as we know it?