The shoulder highlighting went great, and has a little glow effect, though you can't really tell from the pic.
In the top 3 photos, I'm painting it from dark, to a mid-range red, and finally highlighting just the edges. Notice that to keep the contrasts, I avoid painting the shadowed areas and leave them black.
The first pic in the middle is of a red wash, which eases brush strokes in the lighter areas and blends into the black shadows a little.
In the second middle pic, I've used a brighter red to intensify the raised colours after the wash.
The final row shows some effects of me using pigments on his robe and trinket. Basically it's softening and blending some of the colour. In the case of the trinket, the greenish powder makes the metal look aged.
Again, I'm turning his scroll cases into health and mana potions. I've also tried for some subtle lighting effects around them.
Once again, lets take a look where we are...
Not much more to go....
|Take a look at my Step by Step page for the entire Hordebloods project.|
Here you will find each model broken down into links showing each step:
Concept, Works in Progress, (for both modelling and painting) and Final Shots