Brushwork – Friday 25th September

Kaeltar Specialist - click to enlarge

I moved jobs this week to a place much closer to home, which means that hobby time is now a little more available to me – hopefully that will mean I can get a bit more done each week! Kind of fitting that this new era is heralded by my 150th post!

This week I’ve been working on the last of my Tohaa – only 3 more to go now that the second Kaeltar and Chaksa Servants are done!

Kamael Light Infantry (work in progress) - click to enlarge
Kamael Light Infantry (work in progress) – click to enlarge
Kaeltar Specialist - click to enlarge
Kaeltar Specialist – click to enlarge
Kaeltar Specialist - click to enlarge
Kaeltar Specialist – click to enlarge

In the move of jobs I’ve lost access to Photoshop, so you’ll have to excuse the slightly different look to my images in this post. Hopefully in time I’ll have a suitable alternative sorted out!

Chaksa Servants - click to enlarge
Chaksa Servants – click to enlarge
Chaksa Servants - click to enlarge
Chaksa Servants – click to enlarge

Due to an error when painting these two Chaksa, I ended up using the wrong brown to blend with the Charadon Granite (I picked up a post of Bestial Brown rather than Snakebite Leather), so I’ve ended up with a slightly darker skin tone than the other Chaksa, but I figure there’ll be skin tone variances within their species much like there is within our human race, so I’m going to leave them as they are. It’s a shame they don’t see the table much in Tohaa armies as they’re lovely models. Perhaps I’ll have to start squeezing in another Kaeltar so they can be controlled by her.

Since I got the USAriadna box I’ve been dying to paint them up, so I gave a Grunt a lick of paint to see what the colour scheme would look like – it sort of works, although I may have to add some other spot colours on him somewhere just to make him stand out a little more, I think.

USAriadna Grunt - click to enlarge
USAriadna Grunt – click to enlarge
USAriadna Grunt - click to enlarge
USAriadna Grunt – click to enlarge
USAriadna Grunt - click to enlarge
USAriadna Grunt – click to enlarge

I’ll have to think a little more about this guy – his colours are ‘realistic’ but I don’t know if they’re really bright enough to stand out on the table. I may try darkening some of his shadows a bit to make the highlights stand out a little more – they’re a tad too subtle right now – I could even go a shade lighter, if I’m honest. I’ll have to experiment.

Finally for this post, a couple of new additions to the pile of shame – a Deva with Spitfire (because I’ve been proxying him for far too long over the years) and Patroclus, who was kindly donated to me by Adam after he won it at the recent tournament at Colours.

Deva with Spitfire (work in progress) - click to enlarge
Deva with Spitfire (work in progress) – click to enlarge
Patroclus (work in progress) - click to enlarge
Patroclus (work in progress) – click to enlarge

That’s all from me this time, hopefully next week I can finally finish off all the Tohaa, leaving the way clear for me to concentrate on some different figures for a bit (at least until I pick up the new Igao, Kosuil and other Tohaa releases at Christmas!)

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2 thoughts on “Brushwork – Friday 25th September

  1. Tim says:

    I’ve been getting into Infinity with Tohaa, and loved your design with the skin tone; however, I cannot replicate it at all. A basecoat of Rakarth Flesh, washed with Agrax Earthshade and then re-highlighted with Rakarth Flesk is just… not nearly as bright as yours. Everything is sprayed white before I touch it, but I just cannot fathom how you get a brighter highlight on the skin/face from the pot alone. Do you lighten up the Rakarth Flesh with white or something similar on the final go?

    1. Lee says:

      I think that may be the light source adding an extra, false highlight in the photos. It really is just Rakarth Flesh added back on (leaving the wash visible in the recesses). You could always mix a highlight up with some white and Rakarth Flesh though.

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