Colour and Clay

Just a small update today.

I’ve received so many wonderful comments and thoughts from so many people in the past two days! I also received a supercool feature over at Ironsleet, complete with a nice analysis by Scriptor Patrick Gray.

It feels great to receive such a fantastic welcoming into the blogosphere.

 

now to business

I got some odd wips for you today

Firstly, I did a super quick test paint of a Sicarian gun. Just to get some ideas for how I want to paint metal.

wip 8

I’m pretty happy with the result. But as someone who paints on large canvases I know that small-scale hides faults. I enjoy adding agrax earthshade in pretty thick chunks. It gives neat matte negative spaces on the model that somehow almost seems to have an inner soft luminescence.

 

And now for the clay.

I decided to test sculpting a custom face for the Adeptus Astarte in my last post.

wip 9

(flagellant head as size comparison)

I used some of the faces from forge-world as a reference. I still have to fill the eye socket with some actual eyes. But I’m waiting for the greenstuff to cure. I’ve left the back of his head a bit thin and weird as I’m planing on filling it with cables.

Cheers!

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23 thoughts on “Colour and Clay

    1. hey thanks!
      that’s aa really nice beast you got there!
      I always find that making large sculptures that look natural and with good proportions, like your nurgle guy, far harder than modeling small things. Small things forgive big faults.

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  1. Sculpting a full face from scratch is definitely a challenge I want to tackle. Years ago I sculpted the lower half of a face with decent results. Eyes scare me. How did you do it, all at once, or in bits and pieces at a time? Any tips?

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    1. a warhammerian sized face is probably the perfect amount of greenstuff to work with in one sitting.
      My best tip is probably to have a good solid reference.
      And I’ve had loads of practive working/thinking in 3d when I sculpted stuff in Mudbox.

      I made it in one go. But I still ned to fill in the eyes

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  2. I know it’s only a gun, but the standard of your painting looks quite high! I’d love to know how you painted the discoloured brassy muzzle 🙂
    To echo everybody else, that face is incredible

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  3. That’s some damn fine work on the face – the nose and teeth especially are spot on, and far above my own abilities. At least tell us it took you about 10,000 hours and lots of swearing to salve our humbled egos a little!

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    1. Hey man thanks!
      Well unfortunately green stuff’s magic time starts after five minutes and then goes on for about 50 minutes. That’s the timeline I work with.
      But then I’ve been training(/and swearing) with 3d sculpting in mudbox for years

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  4. The head is really cool! Way more expressive than the castable mass-manufacturable stuff that we are used to..
    If you make molds consider me interested!

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    1. thank you man!
      It’s preey much sculpted exactly after some forge world references, so I wouldn’t feel comfortable disdributing this face. But I’m planning on sending a mini to the pilgrym board since migs asked. Maybe there will be something extra in the package I send;)

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  5. I am very much honoured… but you are the artists, I merely comment and attempt to draw out a tithe of what you put in.

    An excellent face — I interpret it as a mortified man with an ascetic’s high cheekbones, bony aquiline nose (the nose made me think St Ignatius of Loyola…) and (I imagine) dry pale skin drawn tight over a high brow… a man who takes the discipline morning and night… fitting an Astartes warrior-monk…

    Toni strikes on something about your work (and thistle’s… his own…Migs… how lucky we are a) to live in an age of such talent and b) in an age where the Internet permits its dissemination) — it has a sense of the grim, cold, painful, filthy, devout Gothic-Baroque world of 40K which to my mind many stock miniatures miss.

    I look forward very much to seeing your pilgrymme work — the holie shrine-world of terra — your aether horse and wonderful stalking incense-servitor, treading the dust-covered winding biomechanical passages of Terra indicate that the quality will be of the very best… he could go as is…

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  6. I am very much honoured… you are the artists, I merely comment and attempt to draw out a tithe of what you put in.

    An excellent face — I interpret it as a mortified man with an ascetic’s high cheekbones, bony aquiline nose (the nose made me think St Ignatius of Loyola…) and (I imagine) dry pale skin drawn tight over a high brow… a man who takes the discipline morning and night… fitting an Astartes warrior-monk…

    Toni strikes on something about your work (and thistle’s… his own…Migs… how lucky we are a) to live in an age of such talent and b) in an age where the Internet permits its dissemination) — it has a sense of the grim, cold, painful, filthy, devout Gothic-Baroque world of 40K which to my mind many stock miniatures miss.

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