I'm going to try something new with this project. I almost always wait till my figures are complete before posting up pics. This time, I'll post as I go including more work in progress pics. I've been finding WIP posts very helpful to understand how my fellow bloggers got from "A" to "Z" results. The only downside is I'm relying on my cellphone camera so until I break out my real camera, the photos will be decent but not great.
Being addicted to painting, I immediately set about prepping all 24 of the Welsh levy figures. I primed white and followed with an acrylic ink wash (Umber Brown). You could prime brown and work up but I really like the effect of working up from the inked mini. The ink settles darkest into the low spots, giving a nice smokey shadow to work with. The ink wash is fairly quick and the only downside I can think of is that you do tend to get one very brown hand.
When I block paint, I paint neatly to keep the brown shadow in place around the belts, edges of clothes, folds, fingers and toes. I follow this with a wash of GW Agrax Earthsade. I've shelved the Army Painter dip/brush on technique for the time being. More on that later.
Highlights over the wash. I'm painting the eyes for this lot. They're quite small on the GB figures but the white does pop nicely off of the Umber Brown.
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These Welsh sculpts are fantastic. They're the best Gripping Beast figures I've painted to date. Very crisp detail, very lively and full of character. Honestly, they're a bit like crack When I'm not painting, I'm thinking about painting and when oh when can I paint again? Is there a 12 step acrylic program for folks like us?