Time to crank out some more on Deneghra here. Grab your brushes and follow along.
First go check out part 1 if you haven’t already.
With the metals and some of the other details out of the way, I’m going to start on all that nice gross undead skin. For the basecoat I use Thrall Flesh mixed with a bit of Ordic Olive and Iosan Green.
I shade the green with Sanguine base. The green and red help make a nice zombie flesh feel.
I add a little beaten purple around the bottom and some of the deepest recesses to add some darker shadows. I also add some highlighting with Frostbite.
Here are steps one and two on one of the wings. These membranes (?) have a very defined curvature to them and these gradients will help define that.
Here it is after it’s been cleaned up a little more. I’ve evened out the blending and added more definition to the folds that run along the membranes.
In addition to the skin running along this monster’s tail, there are also these leather bindings that I guess hold this critter together. I paint them with my warm toned black that I mentioned so frequently in the last article.
The black is highlighted with a mix of Exile Blue and Umbral Umber (which mix together to make a nice navy blue). Then this is highighted up further by blending in increasing amounts of Frostbite.
I used the same colors on the saddle, which I’m assuming is made from a similar leater.
The last part is to do all the glows coming from every crack and crevice. I start with Iosan Green. To get a nice blend outward with the green, I apply a thin (very thin) layer of water to the surface first, then apply the paint. This makes it easier to give the green a diffused look as it spreads out from the glowing areas.
Then Necrotite Green is painted into all the glowing recesses. In some places I use Menoth White Highlight to brighten it up just a little more.
That pretty much covers the creature. Here’s how I handled all the smokestacks if you were wondering where they were.
And here are the soul cages that are now hanging beside the saddle. I left them on the sprue so I could have a nice handle to work with them with.
~Hope you enjoyed part 2. Next time I’ll go over painting Deneghra herself, and I’ll have shots from some other angles.