Friday, February 06, 2015

Pre-Wedding Update: Geckos, Morats, Artwork!

With my wedding about a week away, I'm sure I'll have _loads_ of painting time shortly. That said, there's some stuff I've managed to get work done on in the interim.

Morat skin! It's a bit glossy at the moment, but it's been highlighted from a purplish colour up through red to dark fleshtone. It adds a vibrancy to the skin, and prevents it from suffering a pinkish fade.

The faces on these two is a bit more limited in visibility than...

...the Huntress! Here you can see a lot of skin painting, because she's got a lot exposed. I am amazed at the amount of detail sculpted into this dangerous woman. You can see all kinds of minor muscle clusters around her ribs, as well as more realistic folds where her body twists. With this much skin you can see how the red seems to glow!

And if not, here's a nice close-up of her to get the idea. Again, I'm not certain I like the level of gloss, but since I'll be layering over with varnish coats, it'll not really hold through. It was interesting trying to highlight skin so it looks natural, but in a colour no normal skin is!

But wait, there's more...

I have been sketching for a few days trying to figure out what I would do for Gecko shoulderpads. I have one or two I know I want to paint on, but I need to pick the "Named" shoulderpads.

I themed this off nose art from bombers, which will hopefully explain the mix of weird/random, and 'sexualized' sketches (if you can make out the tiny doodles)

This is typically how I decide my freehand before actually applying it. A lot of sketching to try to figure out how detailed I'll need to go, and to get an idea of what it'll look like in the end.

Soon, I hope, I'll have after-pics of awesome Gecko shoulderpads! After here meaning after painting, after moving, and after wedding...