Friday, March 26, 2010

More Miniature Painting

I moved to a different miniature here, Dr. Lecter, but you can see I had a dark sketch, then I put highlights on, usually white and a little ocher or a touch of crimson, so it is not plain white.
After that, it is a bit of a free for all. I just add little bits of color as they appear to me. This painting seemed to have a lot of warm colors, so I put in warm colors and then moderated them with cooler shadows. I try to get all the features in the right place, which sometimes takes more than one try. Sometimes I'll move the eyes up and down a few times before they finally land in the right place. The last thing you do is put the excellent little shines in the eyes, and on the metal cage across the mouth- voila.


Kass said...

Oh yes, it makes me want to eat fava beans with a nice chianti immediately.

mrs. c said...

He looks so real!!! You have captured his evel essence! LOve the "j" post, watch out for the jellies! Thank you so much ofr the prayers for our Cindy! You are so kind.

moneythoughts said...

Nice artwork, but one of my least favorite characters from any movie.

My name is PJ. said...

This was an excellent post! And such a cheerful subject! MWAHAHAHAHA, Clarice!

I like the way your brain twists!!