Spookytoberfest v 5.0, The Final Chapter

Written by  on November 3, 2015

Wow, there were a lot of minis to paint! Two contests, six commissions, three for Spookytoberfest. I got a little overwhelmed and fell behind on everything else.

So, here is a montage… a training montage!

Darkrasp in all of his evil glory.

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The Crypt Wraith in all of his re-painted glory. He was also my first use of the <washes>

I made.

Judas Bloodspire didn’t get finished. I just didn’t feel motivated when looking at him. No colors popped out at me.


So, see everyone next October!

Spookytoberfest2015 Question of the Week: What is your favorite dish with pumpkin as one of its main ingredients?

Answer: None, pumpkin is gross. Vile. I actually used to like pumpkin chocolate chip cookies that my mom made but I was like 8 years old then.

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Home Made Washes, or It Puts the Lotion on Its Skin

Written by  on October 19, 2015

Normally, I just take a drop of paint and liberally apply water to make a wash. Since I’ve known about Les Bursley’s wash recipe for some time I finally decided to take the time to sit down and make some.

I purchased flow improver, some inks, and dropper bottles during the week and got to mixing Saturday morning. I followed Les’ recipe which is located here.

The Liquitex inks that were available locally were Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, and Burnt Sienna. These sort of correlate to his mixes for Parchment, Flesh Wash, and Dark Sepia.

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As you can see, I also discovered my Reaper Black Ink which I then mixed up. This one doesn’t seem as dense since I tried to make Soft Body Black and I think I’m up to 40 drops now and it still doesn’t come out that dark. I’ll likely pick up a different black ink in the coming days and other colors as I see fit.

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