Saturday, November 28, 2015

Reaper Miniature's Sarah the Seeress - 3354

Yes I am alive and kicking!  Actually I have a few miniatures that I've painted but haven't posted as I've been playing some Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 edition at the local hobby store.  This one I'm posting right away because it's going to go to a good home with one of my fellow players.

This is more heavy metal - really like the metal - the plastic bones are great for what they are (and are easy to carry, more durable, and understandably half or more of the metal price), but the metal has better detail and just feels awesome to have that weight in the hand.

I used a tri-color scheme using the triad of blue, red, and yellow.  The blue was the asked for color of the dress - so the details are balanced using red staff, crystal ball, and bracelet along with a yellow/brown/gold on the leather and ornaments.  The skin tone is warm using tan as a neutral color.

Painting Instructions for Sarah the Seeress:

Step 1: Undercoat model with black primer (back to metal so I used the spray primer)
Step 2: Use Skull White on eyes
Step 3: Use Regal Blue on eyeballs
Step 4: Use Tanned Flesh on skin
Step 5: Mix various amounts of Dwarf Flesh with the Tanned Flesh on skin highlights
Step 6: Wash skin with Devlan Mud
Step 7: Use Regal Blue on dress and spell hand/ball
Step 8: Use mix of Enchanted Blue and Lightning Blue to highlight dress and spell hand/ball
Step 9: Use Skull White on spell hand/ball - I'm trying to make it look like a ball of magic missile is developing and starting to leave the hand
Step 10: Use watered down Regal Blue as a wash on dress and spell hand/ball
Step 11: Use Scab Red on staff, crystal, and bracelet
Step 12: Use mix of Blood Red and Blazing Orange on staff, crystal ball, and bracelet for highlights
Step 13: Add Sunburst Yellow to mix and keep highlighting down on crystal ball
Step 14: Use Bubonic Brown on all leather straps
Step 15: Mix Sunburst Yellow to Bubonic Brown for highlights on leather straps
Step 16: Use Tanned Flesh on book
Step 17: Use Gold on all ornamental items - book pouch, bracelets, staff topper, headband
Step 18: Wash Gold with Devlon Mud
Step 19: Use Shadow Grey on hair
Step 20: Heavy wash hair with Chaos Black
Step 21: Very light drybrush (wetbrush) hair with Shadow Gray and picking out some specific hair lines
Step 22: Use Scab Red on lips - focused on bottom - very little on top
Step 23: Use Skull White on teeth
Step 24: Drybrush Codex Grey on base
Step 25: Drybrush Fortress Grey on base
Step 26: Drybrush Skull White on base
Step 27: Use Chaos Black on sides of base