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My first attempt. Grainy effect is result of bad priming job (didn't shake can properly). I think I overdid the ice blue/skull white drybrush highlight on this one, though it's hard for me to judge this one fairly because of the grainy effect.
Wanted the wings to stand out a bit more, and figured I'd give red a try. My inexperience at drybrushing shows (the grainy effect on this one is not the result of the bad priming job). I think that maybe if I shade the red better, the wings may not look all that bad in red. Problem is that after stripping the badly primed unit, I've already given the wings of the remaining seven Furies a few regal blue washes.
My personal pick. I like the shading on this one better, though I may end up adding one or two more light highlights (ice blue/skull white mix, or just pure skull white).
Base will be simple sand drybrushed white.
This unit of Furies will be part of my mortal Tzeentch army. Here are the Warhounds and Warriors they'll join.
i think that the grainy effect works well for the wings and skin as it gives it a leathery effect rather than smooth skin
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The grainy effect on the first link looks quite good. The 3rd pic is also pretty good, but id make it just a bit brighter with one or two more highlights, as you suggested.
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i really like the one with the red on the wings. It just looks really good to me. The red makes a great contrast to all the blue and matches quite well. Too much blue can make the figure seem too monotone. The drybrushing effect is good, be positive about it. Like the previous posters said, gives the wings a nice leathery feel, which is how they should look.
They all look great, why not keep them all as different furies, and deamons never thruly have the same shae and color.
I've been reading this over on Asur.Org, and I agree with most there. The last one looks the best but the wing membrane could do with being highlighted that bit more, the flesh in this part on most creatures that have it is quite a bit lighter. I don't like the red one, it just looks out of place. And the top one I just don't like, I think it's too light maybe.
Other than that very nice.
In general drybrushing does not look as good as a smooth blend. I would recommend not drybrushing the wings or body at all. The 3rd picture is by far the superior one of the 3. I also agree that further highlights would help make the figure much more striking.
I do have a suggestion for the wings. If you want to go for a nice membrane smooth look with a very smooth look - I have found that Dr. Ph Martins water color inks work very well. They come in a much wider variety of colors than GW inks and can be mixed together for different shading. What I would do is paint the wings with a thin white coat and then apply a few layers of the watercolor ink. Follow this up with a very thin white or very light grey (in the highest areas that would be lighter in color) followed by a few layers of water color ink. I have found the results to be very cool. I would also recommend a more neutral color for the membranes to help them stand out more. The figure as it is - is already mostly blue. A light brown would work very well with it.
I have already started a topic on some Zombie Dragons that I am painting and I have several examples of what the wings look like with using the Dr. Ph Martin water color inks. Maybe this would be a thing to try? I certainly liked the results. It was very easy to do. Downside would be longer drying times and multiple steps - but I think the longer time is worth the end results.
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