For the last few months the WAMP forum community has been captivated by the Wamped competition. Many great painted have entered in the competition and everyone gave their best effort resulting in amazing entries all around. If you want to see those minis and the ‘best in show’ winning miniature painted by Shane Rozzell, then check out the gallery at WAMP.
I entered three miniatures in this contest. Captain Jack sparrow and the Griffin magistrate in the ‘general category’ and Eilwyn in the Guild of Harmony category. And I’m very happy to say that Eilwyn won in the category 🙂 This was quite a surprise as I was really amazed by the wonderful entries.
And now it’s also time to start another WIP thread. So this weekend I started painting Al-Vianna. I already wrote in a review how much I love this miniature, so it’s quite a challenge for me to paint it to my liking because I get very picky with this.
So I started with all the flesh-work. I’m going for a cool colour, because she’s supposed to be some sort of waternimf (in my view at least). Therefore I used some purple-blue in my basecoat, and adding more to the shades.
The basic shading and highlights are finished, but I still need to clean up some rough blendings and I will do some additional glazing to hopefully create a more interesting skin surface.
And for those of you interested in my paint mix:
Ratio is about 12: 2:1:1:2 (I’m guessing here because I just mixed until I was satisfied. It gives a more grey/blue version of Vallejo (V) basic skin.
The shades are created by adding Oxford blue and Chocolate Brown (V), in steps of course.
The highlights are created by adding Light flesh (V) up to pure Stencil (V).
I already tried some glazing with basecoat + dark flesh (GW) using Vallejo’s glaze medium and that stuff really makes glazing a piece of cake 🙂 Bit glossy though so I’ll have to work on a better dilution mix.
That’s it for now, might do some more work on her today 🙂
You could try using matte medium/water mix, it should work fairly well. may dry a liitle to fast for you although i dont mind that. I can quite often use glazes exclusively for a particular style of painting. so I experiment a lot with different mediums.