Shovellin’ Some Dirt
Mortimer, Resurrectionist Gravedigger, was the last of my tournament crew to get finished up and here he is, all done now:
He was another mini who was a real joy to paint. The sculpt, by Wyrd Games, is great. Very expressive, particularly the face which cried out to be painted all ruddy and five ‘o clock shadowed.
He’s also another step forward for me in my painting. Getting faster and more assured with how I lay down the paint, getting the colour choices and paint consistencies right without too much experimentation. I feel like I am homing in on a style now, and as such I shall probably put up a step by step tutorial at some point on the techniques I’ve been using.
Other than his face, I’m also particularly pleased with the purple jumper and his trousers. The purple I feel like I’ve got down pat now – highlighting with beige and shading to deep turquoise. Unfortunately I can’t remember the colours I used on the trousers but it was definitely a section I realised I was getting results I was happy with fast. I also like the way the dirt on his coat came out, adding a bit of interest to an otherwise featureless grey area.
I tried a bit of rusting on the shovel and, while an interesting effect, it’s not as authentic as I’d have preferred. Rusting and weathering is definitely an area to investigate further methinks.
I guess I should take a break from the Malifaux minis now and do something a little different.
I wonder what…