Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hands-On Weathering Workshop 12-Feb

I will be teaching a half-day hands-on weathering workshop at

Great Escape Games
1250 Howe Avenue, suite 3A
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 927-0810

The class will cover rust, dust, mud, grime, and urban rubble. Pigments and a practice model will be provided. Attendees should bring their own paints, brushes and a lamp. Time will be allotted for 1:1 discussion of attendee models if one is brought.

The cost is $10.00

Happy Monk

More progress on Happy Monk - and lots of time spent on cleaning up his skin.

I'm going to get rid of the white spots on his beads as I don't feel they're necessary.

There's still plenty of shading and highlighting to be done on both the skin and the cloth -- but I feel like it's really starting to come together. I also tried the crosshatch technique for the first time on his stockings and like the texture it created.

And here's a look at him from all sides - as well as the complete composition.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Monk - Base Coat

I took some time tonight to do the initial midtone and shading work with the airbrush. Unfortunately you can see that I was a bit over-judicious with the masking on his sleeve and back. I will touch this up with a brush but it's going to take a good deal of work to get the colours even now. Alas.

This second shot is just here to give you an idea of how it comes together with the composition. At this point I have to say that I am very, very happy.

Happy Monk

I'm still working on my Marauder and will have pics to post soon -- but something I did to the dragon has effected the ability of paint to stick to it. After two layers of matte sealer, and lots of lost detail as a result, paint is MOSTLY sticking now.

And so I decided to move on to composing the base for my next project.

This is the Happy Monk.

The wall is pinned in place but won't be glued until after the model itself is finished. That's why it looks like it's leaning to the right -- because at the moment it is.

I also still need to finish cleaning up the putty to make it look more like rough plaster on the wall.

The floor is a herringbone tile that will be cracked and weathered.

The monk has a branch that goes in his hand, with a butterfly on the end, and I'll add some leaves to it and the floor as a final bit of detailing.

The plinth is 2" square to give you a sense of scale on this one.