Sunday, January 20, 2013

Black Pyramid Grey

Well, thanks to some botched dentistry I've been flat on my back having had two procedures in one day culminating in a tooth removal. So the painting has been non-existant, as you may have noticed from the lack of updates.

Today I'm off the heavy pain killers so did some nice gentle painting =)

Here's how it was last week after a spraypaint:


I bought a very cheap tube of black and another of white for this job as well as a couple of large brushes. All together probably not even $10 worth of supplies.

Mixing the black and white to grey and doing a heavy drybrush resulted in this:


Another big squirt of white to the mix for a medium drybrush and then the rest of the white in for the final highlight drybrush and here's how it is at the moment:


Pretty happy with it really, quite quick and easy to do. Now I'm deciding whether or not to do a black wash along the brick lines (or over the whole thing) to further differentiate them.

Will make up my mind tonight and either call it finished or do a wash tomorrow.

7 comments:

  1. Looks great!
    If in a match a swarm of archers charged to the top of it that would look pretty epic :)

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  2. I'm glad that the etching of the brickwork showed through, the drybrushing looks like it really brought out those details well! There's some really nice texture going on there too.

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    1. The plaster that stuck gives it a nice texture and I put the glue on as "lumpily" as I could to try and end up with a non-uniform texture. I think it worked in the end, though I still wouldn't recommend this stuff as good for hobby building and next time will fork out for foam core or similar.

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  3. Looks really good. I like how you showed the stages. Ooo, hope the jaw isn't aching for too much longer. I remember when I had a tooth pulled out, and wasn't nice. Possibly facing four more removals as my wisdom teeth are growing and I have no room for them in my mouth, so they're growing in a bad place really.

    I enjoy your blog mate, keep it up.

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    1. Thanks, yeah, that was the second wisdom tooth I've had out and wasn't as bad as the first so all up not a complete disaster =) The real annoyance was that it was my son's second birthday AND the last few days of my holidays!

      Hope your teeth sort themselves out!

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    2. i've had 3 and i had my first in prague when i was six on a holiday, im 15 now and getting braces in 18 months. :)

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