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Recently I started painting my Ordo Malleus Inquisitor that i haven't gotten around to in a while. Was brainstorming some ideas and sofar I've painted him in this way:
Dark brown shading to 2parts bleachbone-1part white cape and clock. So basically it's dark brown at the edges, working itself very quickly to basically a bleached bone.
His armor will be black, with brass highlights and freehand work (thanks to that new freehand post) :yes:
That's where I am sofar, and the rest I'm stumped. What I wanted to do was get a bright light effect from under the Inqisitors face, as if the inside of his armor was glowing and you saw the reflection on his skin, but I dont know how to do that. Any Ideas?
Also, how do i highlight the bleached bone cape without adding ink, but just some simple highlights to make it pop a little more without loosing the color. Basically I just want it to look more interesting without loosing the original color.
Also, I decided not to use the book he usually carries in his left hand, but i havent decided what to replace it with. Any ideas?
If you want to make his face look lighted then you need to use a trick of the light. Paint his face a dull almost grey skin tone. Then highlight the areas where the light would shine, basically the raised areas from below. Use light colours for this. I suggest bleached bone first. Because the light will be stronger the closer his face is to the interior of his armour mix bleached bone with a little white for this.
The effect is that his face will appear lighter towards his armour. The skin being very dull will work. If you look at a bright sun-lit window everything around it becomes dark. This is the effect you will get, bright light making his skin dull.
You want more work on his cape. You could just use that mix of bleached bone and white watered down as a very subtle highlight. Using the flat of the bristles instead of the tip is easier with clothing. You caould also try giving him some extravagant decoration. Red curly lines or some kind of pattern.
To replace his book well I don't know what parts you have. I suggest a head of your most common enemy for bloodthirsty. A scroll, basically a variation on the book, for knowledgable. A fist could show he is a 'in charge' type. Hope this helps.
i would suggest that you primer your modles before apinting them aswell.
If you want it to look good (IMO) you need some shades. There is a few way to get that good. The most easy is to use a wash/ink/glaze what ever you call it... Colors you can use is IMO is brown or a dark brown + Blenched bone (one of those might be best to keep the capes color) Or you can use black + Blenched bone. A dark red + blenched bone can look cools ad well. hen highlight them up to pure white. Now it just look flat, and it will look flat if you donâ€™t use shades.
Basically you do what leech sad, but to get a good result that will show on your miniature, is to use colored light. First you highlight your face as normal then you use a glaze that has the color of the light that you what. Careful glaze that on the parts that are in liniment of your light source. You might need a few layers before it looks good. Keep the parts closest to the light source brighter the parts that are further away. You got to have the light source showing or it will look strange, also donâ€™t make the refection brighter then the source. Its really fun to paint source lightning on a model and it is not extremely hard, but you have to take your time.
Ok so I have the cloak all done and whatnot. Used ink to darken the recesses, went over some wide areas with the original color again, and then highlighted the highest peaks with an off white.
I dont know why but for some reason i'm having the hardest time painting this guys belt, so it came out pretty crappy. Otherwise, I started painting his black armor with brass highlights. From the chest down I highlighted the deepest part of that.... thingamobober hanging down with brass, and freehanded a little swirl design on his breast plates with brass. Now how do i highlight the edges of the brass? I tried using metallic gold but it didnt look right, I need a flatter color that's non metallic. What shoud i use?
His Face also came out... eh not so great but im gonna leave it alone. Also, his sash I painted blue but think im going to shave off the paint and use a different color, the midnight blue looks lost in the black. :ninja: Any color suggestions?
Did this one some time ago ;the lighting is a little moody, but it seemed to fit.
Hope some/any of this helps