Sunday, October 4, 2015

Zomtober 2015/1: Red Ghouls Revisited


My first Zomtober submission is done. (Well, nearly done... the base needs some work.)

My efforts this year center on 1) painting some of the numerous Paul Muller sculpted ghouls that have been languishing on the lead pile, and 2) revisiting the clown-inspired color scheme recently used on Fractured Dimensions' Peribos.

Muller has many ghouls to his credit, falling roughly into two categories: with hair and without. Red hair being a key component of the plan, some less follically challenged individuals were selected.

First up is an Otherworld ghoul. His two blister-mates will follow. 




23 comments:

  1. Ghoulishly brilliant Mr. Finch, stunning start Sir.

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    1. Thank you, Michael. Now it's on to week two.

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  2. Yep very nice, good start there.

    Cheers Roger

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    1. Thanks, Simon. I've worked with this recipe previously. Hope to keep the experimentation to a minimum here and get the job done on time & under budget.

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  4. Those Otherworld Ghouls are brilliant! Great job!

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    1. I do love the sculpts (my second time painting them, in fact).

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  5. Fantastic skin tones, as usual!

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  6. Astonishingly terrific Finch, just stunning fleshtones. Simply stunning. How you get such a muted transition from base colour to highlight is wonderful, and you've finished him so quickly as well. Masterful stuff. Clearly this young painting Padawan has much to learn from yourself :-)

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    1. To paraphrase Master Yoda... thank you, I shall.

      As for speed, I cheated a bit by by leading with these guys. They're stark naked after all. Block in three colors (two fleshtones and the hair) and you're off to the races. Sorting out clothing, belts, pouches, weapons, etc. really slows down the process.

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  7. Outstanding Finch dude! Beautiful skin tones.

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  8. Excellent work Finch. Lovely blending!

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    1. Thanks, Chris. I'm still learning how to get the most out of acrylics as opposed to the enamels I used back in the Mesozoic Era.

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  9. Lovely work. I think Paul Mueller is probably my favourite sculptor :)

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    1. Mine too. Julie Guthrie is a close second.

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  10. Goodness me, the skin tone is excellent. May I know what colours you used for the skin tone? I don't have to draw some pentagrams and summon a paint demon to find out do I? ;) Seriously though, I would love to know what colours you used for this beautiful piece.

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    1. Thanks, Kuan. Avoid pentagrams when summoning paint demons. It just pisses 'em off.

      Should cover the paints used more thoroughly in a future post. In brief they are:

      Base: Mix of Vallejo Old Rose & Warpainter Uniform Grey
      Highlights: Mix of base color & Reaper Bloodless Skin, Reaper Bloodless Skin alone, mix of Reaper Bloodless Skin & Vallejo Ivory.
      Shading: Washes, washes, & more washes. Lots of mixing going on at this stage. GW's purple, blue, & flesh washes, the original base color, Uniform Grey, Reaper Military Blue. Tried to get the shadows dark enough while still keeping the colors desaturated.

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  11. Excellent work. Very gribbly. Kudos sir. :)

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  12. Yay for all things with red hair ... We will take over the planet one day!

    Top work, again, Finch

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