Friday, 20 November 2009

Gentza - The Herald's Steed

So, here's a quick WIP shot of the Daemonic Mount. It's not much yet but gives you an idea of where I'm going with it:

I wanted to stick to the army colour scheme but do something a little different to the norm with it. So I decided to use the same scheme as I have/will do on Be'Lakor should I ever get round to painting/finishing him. It's particularly interesting because by the time christmas has passed you'll start seeing my Beastmen appear on here and their colour scheme is going to be very similar to this... I really enjoyed painting the steed like this and the mad part of me is tempted to go back and make the steeds my Knights are riding like this but then the lazy (and/or sane) part is saying 'they're ok, there's so much more that needs your attention.'
I've started using a wet palette for my painting and I've found it makes a HUGE difference. Really would recommend it to everyone.
Anyway please comment! Helps keep me motivated and it's always helpful to get any mistakes pointed out at this stage instead of when I think I'm done!


redmanphill said...

Looks good so far!

noeste said...

I really loved the flesh-theme on your Daemon Prince, and think it works great on that Daemonic Mount as well! Glad to read that you've started using a wet palette and that it works for you!

Have to ask, have you done something special to the metal parts? Or is it just the lighting? It's looking good at least, quite dark, but suiting for Elazar's bannerman.

Rogue Pom said...

Looking good mate - youre the second person after noeste to mention wet palette - I might have to get in on this action.

Only criticism is the front hoof and the rock it is sculpted on apears to sit/float above the sceic base.

Elazar The Glorified said...

Thanks for commenting guys!

Noeste: The metal partsare just a fortunate lighting result at the moment, I haven't finished basecoating them yet so they'll look a lot different by the time they're done. The wet palette is great, after you posted about one and then Consadine did as well I decided I wanted to give it a go and certainly have no regrets there!

Rogue Pom: You should definitely try the wet palette, I feel it's already improved my painting. It made me more inclined to do more shading as I could mix the colours so much easier (and could just lighten the previous shade to get a much nicer gradient).
The steed isn't actually attached to the rock yet so that's the reason for the floating hoof, there's just a pin on there so I can balance it on the rock whilst I'm painting it. Once the steed is done I'll be attaching it properly and then finishing the base, then rider will be able to be painted and go on.