Monday, April 10, 2006

Painting a Dragon

The first coat of paint is a layer of Genesis Viridian Blue (a dark greenish bluish black -- gorgeous color!)

The idea was that I would drybrush over it so that this lovely rich shade would remain in the creases of the texture.

Didn't happen. Sigh...

I mixed up nice blues and greens and dabbed them on with a mop brush. The colors blended beautifully this way.

A dark purple fills in the shadows in the creases and the cuts of the muscles.

I don't like those white eyes though.


TA DAAAaaaaa!!

HERE HE IS! I can't believe I made this guy. All he needs now is a coat of varnish and he is ready for display.

The spikes are accented with Pearl-Ex bright gold mixed with Genesis glazing medium. I thought it would be shinier, but now that I look at it, I prefer the more subtle effect.

And darn it! I see that I got some green paint smeared on the base. Grumble...

I think I want to add one more layer to the pedestal. It will be more stable and will also look a little more finished.

1 comment:

Isabella said...

Judi, he is wonderful! Great work!
Linda F