recent post about Fire Effects, I used some translucent paints to create fire. Now, if you don't want to buy something that fancy, paints and washes can be used as well. In this post, I'll show you some examples of different effects and how they turn out.
It's worth noting that sometimes you might not want it to be translucent. Intense colours are great as a first layer, or in certain areas. Flames lick upward in different patterns, water swirls and muddies up, spells flicker and flash in random ways. The photo to the left shows some examples of this.
But if you want nicely blended and layered colours, here are your options...
|Topics: hordebloods / WIP|
I need a caster powerful enough to control the beasties that are flocking to my Hordebloods. The paint was really flowing through me, so this'll be the only post on this guy. I've still got some things to show off though, so here we go!
|Topics: hordebloods / sculpting gel / special effects / WIP|
lava effect on my Infernal Pyre Troll. Today I'll show how I create fire effects. This'll be green Fel Fire rather than a red/orange, but the theory is still applicable to your own work.
Basic "gel" is available in normal, Heavy and Super Heavy. (I've used a few and prefer Liquitex.) It's basically a white substance that dries clear and the heavier it is, the more sculptable it is. Great for creating fire, water ripples, etc. I use it all the time, like on my Harlequin Wraithlord.
Liquid Fill (Martha Stewart brand) paint is a product I found while wandering a hobby store (Michaels) and it's designed to dry semi-clear. I'm going to write up a larger post on this stuff, because it's pretty cool. Otherwise, regular paints or washes will work as well.
|Topics: hordebloods / techniques / WIP|
Because of how the glow is flowing around the stones, this is more of a lava effect. But if you're looking to paint fire or similar glow effects, this should still work.
If you want to get fancier with your fire, stick around for the 3rd and final Pyre Troll WIP later this week.
A quick note, I've added two models to my Deviant Art gallery. Both from the Krielstone Warlock unit. They've been done for a little while, but needed good pics taken and put together. Expect more impressive updates of some of the stuff I've been working on recently later this week.
Krielstone Warlock - Felheart Robes
Krielstone Warlock - Corrupter Raiment
You'll notice I've finished his staff off from the last pic. That's made from some green quartz with some wire wrapped around the stone and the toothpick I've used as a shaft. You'll recall I've got the freehanding tutorial on how I painted his cape.
|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
|Topics: hordebloods / WIP|
I had debated airbrushing this project, but I'd forgotten just how small the Pyre Troll actually is... he's about as short as my casters. Sooooo, since that wasn't going to work, I decided to do this in a couple steps.