Now, for this post, I'm not going to go into too much detail besides covering some of the steps I took to paint him. The reason for this, is that over the next little bit I'm going to cover a few different techniques used on this miniature.
As usual, I like to start with the based mini, primed black...
Something I want to point out is that I've gone with darker skin than my other Orcs, a little brown. Why? I like variety and we should mix up our skin tones more. This doesn't just apply to Orcs, I'm talking about all our minis - even "Caucasian" has a range of shades.
From start to finish, below is pictured some OSL - otherwise known as Object Source Lighting. In a few days, expect a detailed post on using this technique to add different coloured lights to your model. You'll notice in the final photos at the bottom, he appears to have an overall green glow... that's not a green light, it's painted that way.
Just a photo from behind, you can see some of the OSL on his knee as well as his normal runes.
I've mostly finished painting him, but I'm building up the torch.
The other thing that's worth pointing out is the red cracks showing on the blade. I'll also be covering Crackle Effects that will, yes, add cracks to paint for you.
If you're interested, here's the mini on my Deviant Art.
AND, here's the full unit... visit the Hordebloods Project Page to see the work in progress photos for each and all my other Hordebloods.
|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