Monday, December 19, 2011
I've done a few layers in the mouth with a heavy wash just to help me identify the pits in the surface. The interior of his mouth is heavily textured and I didn't want to be hunting for the details.
Unfortunately you can see a big blob of flesh paint on his lip that I totally missed. But, again, I'm not going to panic.
I just need to focus on the aspects of the work I still like and continue to build on that.
And I can always panic later.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
A few weeks back I picked up a 24" vinyl AD&D dragon kit at a local swap meet. There was nothing I couldn't love about a giant dragon kit... until I tried to put it together. The quality of vinyl kits is more miss than hit and this one was no exception.
And so I cut off its head. Er, cut it shorter.
I also cut off roughly half of the neck and sanded it flat. The head also has a coat of DAP sandable primer on it and isn't mounted to the plinth yet. The plinth is one of my 2" resin cubes with 6 coats of black, 1 coat satin and 3 layers of gloss with a bit of sanding between applications. It's shiny. And black.
But a project is only as good as the inspiration - and I found the perfect images in the form of a spiny blue lizard!
And if there's a better inspiration photo for reptile eyes then I don't want to know about it!