Hi there once again.
First of all let me apologize for the fact that we have been streaming only one post a week for quite a while.
Decided to step up the game, but yeah, I have been having lots of work and things that i needed to cater too. As for Josh, he has been out for quite a while but i can assure you he will be back and posting more than ever.
In any case, since Games Workshop have started its sale of Island of the Blood set which includes High Elves against Skavens, I figured why not feature a new addition of High Elf miniature to our displayed collection. (Sorry no skavens so far :S)
This was a bday present for our friend WT that Josh and I got him. Its none other than the most uber unit the HE have in their army. The High Elf Lord on Dragon, one of the most fearsome powerful hell raising unit there is in the HE ranks.
Josh stumble upon it on ebay and the paint job was pretty fine. I must admit that it is a great job done by the painter and it came at a great deal.
And here we have the Dragon Lord. On his Throne saddle, wielding his lance and preparing to strike down all foes of Ulthuan. One particularly nice paint job in this pic is the shield. I like the blending and drybrushing done to make the engraving of the phoenix come alive. Great work on the colour code.
A little Close up on the rider. I must commend on the face painting. Pretty much more well done compared to the skills of me, Josh and WT combined.
Took a picture of the wing. Note: Blending was great. And dry brushing was of a great standard too.
Dragon has a helm and the blending job is great too. Liking how he paints the gem.
The difficult part about blending is understanding the colour scale across the plot that ur painting and patience. It requires a whole load of time, skill and patience to do it well. While, I'm still only on the level of dry brushing, painting and inking. Blending is something I have yet to master.
Looking at some of my recent works, it is just hard to really picture how to do it well.
And that in summary, is what is so difficult about painting Warhammer stuff and Military Model Kits. The moment you master blending, it means that you really have an eye for artistic painting.
Because for me personally, it is the blending, perspective of shadow and the basic elements of painting that really defines a work form being a standard miniature from a piece of artwork.
Perhaps, I haven't reach that level yet and I am a real slow learner. 10 years into it and I haven;t got the prowess to really spend enough time to do it in a master-class way.
Hopefully, One day. I will. :)
Will continue with the High Elf Dragon in the next entry.
Till then, CHEERS!