Tuesday, April 28, 2009

High Elf Hero Experiment

I recently tried out painting with something more unusual....
(Yep, that's the stuff you used when you were in Kindergarden ^^)

I really like the result and will try it on a more serious mini soon.
It's really easy to get smooth transitions, but you have to varnish
it afterwards, 'cause you can always remove the paint with water
(or fingers) again.
This was more like a blending-experiment, I only painted about
3 hours on this mini.
I'd be happy to hear your opinions on this one.



  1. That looks pretty mad, got an unusual finish to it, almost dusty. I do like it though.

    By the way, where did you get the model?

  2. I am really impressed with the paint job on this fella! Watercolours or not, that's a really effective colour scheme! Nice work mate

  3. Interesting. The model came out very nice. Perhaps you could give a brief walk through on how you did it. I'm very curious.

  4. Thanks guys!
    -I basecoated with black and sprayed a little
    skull white from the top to give it a general
    - I tried to keep color-contrast as high as
    possible. The armour was painted with yellow
    watercolor, then shaded with brown (similar
    to bestial brown), purple and finally black.
    Just use a wet brush to blend things together.
    (The idea was to use yellow and purple because
    they're complementary --> strong contrast).
    - The white/grey basecoat makes the colors
    look more desaturated.

    Maybe I'll write a little article about this...

  5. I'm surprised with this technique but results are very interesting!