Kiss of Death
With the kids back at home I have found less hobby time. What time I have found has been spent mostly on one miniature.
I have done Vanja in stages, and with the photos I see a few places I missed blending her skin on her face. On the other hand, from most angles it tends to provide a bit of delineation to the face. It is just how sharp that line is that will need to be defined.
I have decided to go with a bluish grey skin for two reasons. First, I wanted a “frost giant” type feel. Second, I haven’t actually done blue skin before so I thought it would be a good challenge for me. As with many of my figs, if they do ever see RPG use, it will be irrelevant what her skin colour is. If she is a Fire Giant one week and a Cloud Giant the next, nobody will really complain.
I will be doing weathering on the armour and much more work on the spear-head. I am not sure about the cloak. I did a dark green wash so far, I think I may want to try a dark brown. I have also been told that purple actually provides fairly realistic shadows. The pictures it looks different than in hand. And I have noticed that all the colours read differently in varied light. I think that is a positive: it means my shading and colour gradient is natural. At least that is what I think it means. Anyways, feedback on the cloak would be appreciated on what, if anything it needs.
Either way, I figure posting a WIP of a miniature is a sure-fire way to stop painting it. Just one look at my track record confirms that. Even more damning is the heart to heart where this is explained to Vanja.