After many hours of tearing my hair out trying to get Windows Live Writer to authenticate I finally discover Open Live Writer and all is well with the world.
So without further ado let's get to the meat of this update. Here is Tiny and Grimmbiote in all their glory.
Tiny was really an exercise in blending, with all that skin I knew I needed to work hard on producing a believable shift in colour. Most of this was achieved using a mix of drybrushing and washes. I started out with my usual off-white base colour and then washed with a red glaze.
This produced those beautiful pink tones on the fingers and in the recesses. This was followed up with repeated drybrushing of lighter and lighter tones. This left behind a few bristles as you might be able to see. Purple washes were added around the eyes and bleached bone highlights were used to pick out the top edges of the nose, lips etc.
The darker skin was drybrushed on using thin coats of Thornwood Green. The joins between the light flesh and the dark were completed using a feathering technique that all but ruined the point on my brush.
One detail I’m particularly happy with are the nails. The blend was achived by mixing the paint with the varnish and quickly wet blending the colours together before the coat could completely dry.
Grimmbiote on the other hand was a simple paint job, several coats of grey drybrushed in increasingly lighter shades then washed over with black. the tongue was the area that took the most work with five of six layers of dots and washes to try and add some real texture to the piece.
And to finish off a nice shot of some of my completed terrain. The magnets on the poster are a little out of alignment but other than that i’m really happy with all of the details!
Let me know what you think and throw any questions you might have in the comments below.
Thanks for reading and until next time, keep on painting!