This week I have been dabbling in two techniques, but I will only talk about one of them: Ethereal style.
Ethereal Painting Style
My next problem was what model was suited for this kind of style. I being a poor college student, I didn't have many models to choose from. Fortunately, I had some Cryx models that I got from my brother; And it is also unfortunate that I actually own Cryx models. Ewww!
I chose Deneghra as the model for this attempt, because of her swaying cloak; I thought it would be appropriate to paint that cloak very ghost-like. So, Here comes the steps the steps that I used.
1. Priming and Base CoatingI first primed her white, and based coated her cloak Arcane Blue. I tend to use white, because it makes colors brighter, and I can see the details more.
2. Ink with Turquoise
I love using inks. They are the best things in the world for painters. I use a 3:2 ink:water mix when I use them; I used that same ratio for this painting scheme. Other times I might add more water to thin out the ink to get into the recesses.
3. Two-Brush Blending/Dry Brushing
For both techniques I used mixtures of Arcane Blue and Frostbite, to get that eerie whitish blue hue. The pictures don't do it any justice. I probably should have gone a little heavier on the frostbite to make it more white, but this was also my first time using the two-brush blending technique. Anyways, I thought that teh model turned out pretty good for a first time.
That's it! In hind sight I should have painted a little more Frostbite on the cloak, so that it would show up in the picture better. I really like how it all turned out for both techniques; I won't, however, use it on any ethereal styles with my trolls, but still a good style to know nonetheless.