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Beowulf Paints a Drow Archer, Part II


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Beowulf Fezian writes:

@donrice,
Oh, I agree completely. A base with less green would have been more accurate. Maybe next one will have a different, sparser base finish.
And I am glad you liked the paintjob. Thanks!


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Beowulf Fezian writes:

I don't like the idea of Drow (who never see the light of day) with heavily pigmented skins, so I chose GW Shadow Grey as the skin base colour. It looks suitably alien, so nobody will mistake this one for a surface Elf!

Shadow Grey
I first used black, but changed it since it blended in with the other dark colours. Brown gives a better contrast (IMHO).

After that, I picked out the belt, quiver and straps in Bestial Brown.

Bestial Brown

I painted the buckles and sword hilt Vallejo Game Colour Bright Bronze, the bow Vallejo Colour Saddle Brown, and the small protrusions on the bow GW Bleached Bone. I gave her some eyeshade by painting the eyelids Liche Purple, and the lower lip was painted Warlock Purple.

More colour added

Now that most of the colours are already on, I washed the entire miniature with Winsor & Newton Nut Brown ink, straight from the bottle. Where there was too much ink pooling, I removed the excess with a brush. It shaded the figure nicely, and defined the different areas. The fact that the ink is easy and quick to apply does not hurt!

Washed