Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WiP Brythoniaid Dyndraig, take 2

In this WiP thread, Ryan works on four more of the Brythoniaid Dyndraig. The current start-to-finish of the project is:
 

Well, it's another week, and Angrislaug is done, so it's time to move on to the next unit! I intend to dual-use the Dyndraig as Chaos Ogres, and found myself in need of a musician. I took one of my extra Aradae Mawr torsos, and a horn I'd bit-ordered from Mierce (a bonus point to whoever can ID what model it's from!) to make this guy. I've made a number of "Never skip leg day!" jokes at his expense, because Aradae's torso is just a bit bigger than what his legs can proportionately handle. I went back and sculpted his armor up around his waist some to compensate, but I fear he's always going to be laughably scrawny in the lower regions.
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A reverse of Mister Upper Body Workout.
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Here are the four Dyndraig primed black. Since I've already done one WiP thread for the Dyndraig, and these guys are using the same color scheme, I'm just going to let you know what layer I'm on, and throw a bunch of pictures up. If you complain enough I'll talk about the proportions, but I'm trying to crank this unit out as fast as possible, so I'm being less loquacious than normal.
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First layer of green. Notice the Brythoniaid I painted earlier in the background; I'm using him to make sure my colors are close, so it looks like a cohesive unit.
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Second layer of green. I dropped Gallwch Llad Llaw while painting this layer, and his halberd broke off. As of 2/19, I still haven't fixed it.
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Some individual shots of the models, two layers in.
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Second layer, with some company. It's worth mentioning at this point that I did all seven skintone layers in a single night, and the night of painting was fueled by fermented carbohydrates. I don't think the thread can be kid-friendly after this point.
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Third layer. Notice the blurriness that's starting to creep into the photos? That's because it's 2 AM when I took them, and that's beer #5.
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Fourth layer. The Franconia Wheat was not at all a good beer. I was disappointed.

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In fact, I was so disappointed that for the fifth layer, I not only got a new beer, but added another fermented alcohol product in the shot glass behind them.
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Some individual shots of Layer 5.

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Layer six. I clearly don't care about focusing my camera anymore.
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Apparently I felt that because I couldn't bother to focus, clearly that meant you guys wanted a ton of pictures of layers.

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Seventh layer, I guess? At this point, things were kind of fuzzy in my decision-making ability, so it's possible that this is the same as the layer above. Looking at it closer, though, I don't think it is. I had a picture on my camera of my hand somewhere around this point, so I don't think I was making quite the best decisions as to when I should be taking pictures.
(I use my left hand - the one I hold the model with - as a wet palette sometimes when I need to smooth out a transition between two layers. I often have very interesting color transitions on the back of my hand between my thumb and index finger as a result. For some reason - probably the vodka - I thought it was worth taking a picture of that to discuss my technique for that. It's a horrible technique, though, so I'm not going to talk about it, nor make you stare at a picture of my hand with paint on it.)
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Individual shots of whatever layer I was on here. At 3 AM, I pretty much quit taking notes on what I'm doing or leaving myself visual clues to help me the next morning.
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Still the penultimate layer.
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Last layer! I know that this was the last layer, because I stopped painting after it.
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Individual shots of the last layer.
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In this picture, I can see the little voice in the back of my head going, "Ryan! You didn't take any pictures of the backs of them! They're going to think you only painted the front of them! Quick, turn them around and take a picture!"
Stop painting and go to bed, Ryan. You're drunk.

So, yea, all that was Monday night. Usually skintone on four models like this is about an hour per layer. Extrapolated over the seven or eight layers that seem to be up there, it should have been a solid eight-hour painting block. I did all that stuff above in under four. Don't drink alcohol and paint, kids! It make you paint fast and be kind of sloppy, as well as take random pictures of your hands!
Tuesday night, I knew there would be consequences of another 4 AM bedtime, so I limited myself to one beer and focusing on one shade. In this case, it would be the grey.[img]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2yEers0nCw8/UwSywHIwrfI/AAAAAAAACWk/2i1bwkf7IE0/s640/blogger-image--1154435907.jpg[/img]
First layer of the grey. The model on the left has his second layer down, as I realized that I hadn't done a picture of the first.
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Second layer of the grey. Except for the dude on the left, for the exact same reason as the last layer.
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Last layer of the grey. I rapid-fired the last two and didn't take pictures in between. Forgetting to do it for the first two layers should have clued me in that it was a possibility, but I apparently don't listen to myself.

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