Saturday, 25 February 2017
The Drift [Part III]
So the first three inhabitants of The Drift are complete.
The painting was relatively simple; a lot of washes and inks to add texture and depth. The key was not to highlight up but to start with quite a light colour over the zenithal priming and then dirty down. The basic tones and palette were stolen shamelessly from Bosch which - given his influence on Ian Miller and John Blanche - permeate the 40k world.
I think there will be a final drybrush of grey ash but I want to make a few more inhabitants before I fully commit myself to that.
I liked the idea of putting an epigram or quote on each base to emphasise the uniqueness of each character; and, I suppose, to underline that these are more an art project than playing pieces.
Next up will, I think, be some Void Pirates who haunt the Outer Rim. I bought myself a couple of boxes of miniatures purely to use as fodder for conversions, which is a first for me:
It wasn't until after I took the picture that I realised you could see the word the Eldest was teaching himself to spell; obviously watching the Hobbit has succeeded in dragging him into our world....