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Peithetairos23 Dec 2020 2:46 a.m. PST

You just want to go for a walk in the swamps, and guess what? It suddenly rains fiery balls! Joke's on you, foolish adventurer! This is Bufo territory. You knew there was something odd about the little shrunken heads hanging in the trees. Well, lesson learned and that new look sans eyebrows and hair really suits you!

My overall goal was to really push the contrast. This can be done with lighter and darker areas, but also with warm and cold colours (as in the two skin tones) and via saturation.


With this one I only used Kimera colours to see how they behave and so on.

The skintone is Pthalo green with some Cold Yellow mixed in and Red Oxide for the shadows (green and red can be used to make a chromatic black). The lighter skin sections are a Warm Yellow with Red Oxide for the darker areas.

Two other areas that I wanted to add some interest to, were the loin-cloth and the chaos projectile. The loin-cloth was painted using a Phtalo Blue Green Shade to work with the main skin tone, while contrasting with the warmer yellow skin. This time I darkened the blue mixing some Phtalo Green in it as well as some Carbon Black. Highlights were done with a bit of white mixed in. A subtle texture provided even more contrast to the surrounding sections.

The chaos projectile is going from a Carbon Black with a bit of Violet mixed in to Magenta and up to pure Titanium White.

More pictures and info on my blog:

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2020 5:59 a.m. PST

That looks amazing. Nicely done.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2020 6:50 a.m. PST

Very nice.

Huscarle24 Dec 2020 5:07 a.m. PST

Excellent paintjob, surprisingly warm colours being used thumbs up

Peithetairos25 Dec 2020 4:10 p.m. PST

Thank you all! Really like how the toad turned out and learned a lot painting it.

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