Sunday, June 23, 2013

Aeon Blacksmith

The former grandmaster of astral magic, the planetary blacksmith and the creator of subspace timezones and forbidden corners of the red planet - nowadays a poor traveler with zero income and only cheap tricks in his sleeve to entertain his travelling company (you see, for a certain reason in this particular time and place this sort of scholars of magic are relatively poor, because the amount of tricks and godly miracles depends on the insides of your wallet - don't ask me why) Still, even he's a poor chap and needs to do the sweaty work for the merchant, he's able to teleport and divide zero by two, not a big deal.

The psi-energy surrounding him is pretty massive and causes horrible migrenia to everybody. The only one who haven't been complaining about brain issues is muscle fort lurking behind the leaders - and the reason for not having deadly ache is probably he doesn't have the organ which could be hurt by the wave of psi-energy. There's a traffic light-like collection of eyes in his head, but truly the only seeing eye is his hand - this eye sees trough dimensions and time, as well as the walls of private rooms. 




Allright; here's something I invented:
I painted this dress with acrylic inks and drawing inks. I made a basecoat of Daler&Rowney FW flame red acrylic ink. The awesome thing here is, that acrylic ink covers with one coat and you can make it pretty rough. Then I made another coat with Liquitex Naphtol Crimson ink. After this I got experimental...

I took my W&N orange ink which I had kept open the past weeks, and started to make a coat over the previous inks. I had a brush which had pretty hard bristles, so my brush tore off the previous inks. But because I had orange ink in my bristles, the brush stated to make 'orange damage' to the figure instead of just revealing the white basecoat. It's like drybrushing with ink + making damage to the previous paint layers... Reverse drybrushing? 

The golden parts were made with W&N gold ink, which is liquid gold leaf and irritating as hell to handle and impossible to photograph.



10 comments:

  1. Very nice mini and interesting technique! Thx/Hans

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  2. Another awesome funky alien. Well done!

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  3. Holy sh*t! Pretty awesome job dude! That's pretty vibrant red there too, so rich in tone.

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  4. Don Hans: You're welcome, and I hope I got the description even half way reasonable...

    Nightmare: There's some more on the way to the Master Merchants hoods ;)

    Kari: Thanks man. I really wanted to try out vibrant red after reading other bloggers posts, like mr Ragal Gair you constructed and JB's artwork. Of course the outcome is pretty glossy but so be it. W&N inks will start to lose their tone in some point when the miniature is exposed to light, as I've seen. But now the red pops out pretty nicely and it's interesting to see when the tone starts to dim. Sob.

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  5. Wow, awesome model and awesome paintjob.

    I totally don't see where the head and the tentacle arm are from...

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    1. Thanks JimmtGrill!

      The head is a collection of chunks of excess plastic, coated with greenstuff. For example, the finger end is from ghorgon's hand, and the face is some random skaven's neck, and I just sculpted the eyes there.

      Tentacle arm is headless tyranid ripper and the blade in the end of tyranid's tail is from the last corner of my bitz box... I don't know what that par is.

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  6. Beautiful work. The conversion is ace, and the colours are simply amazing. Very well done :)

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    1. Schwager, thanks again :) I'm also pretty satisfied with the group myself, even the big ogrish guy keeps me thinking if I should make something to his face - at the moment it's sorta bland to me.

      Let's see what future brings!

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  7. Turska Sir, this is fething amazing group. All the way to my top 10 units I've ever seen. Just bang. I love the originality that is still so fitting and familiar.

    WOW.

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    1. Thank you Migsula! I really appreciate your comment.

      There's more xenos to come after I have finished off few commission armies... Boy, the image keeps getting bigger and bigger... :)

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