Complementary colors - Satheras, Elf Warlock

March 06, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Long time no post... But I have painted a lot recently, despite moving apartment, and being quite busy at work. I have tried oils, I have finished some of my ogres for my never ending army, starting my custom made base for Cannibal, and other WIP I have. It seems that I have a lots of WIP on going, that's true but I am finishing one to start a new one from now on. 

I have also improved my beginner skills at airbrushing, actually so much stuffs were done since last post. 

So I read a bit about color theory and complementary colors. I wanted to try on a mini that a friend gave me, Satheras from Reaper. I have two goals, first the use of complementary colors then finishing it in around 5 hours by using wet blending and feathering techniques. I have spent a little bit more than 2 hours on it with the following results, I am quite happy about it, what do you think?

I have tried complementary colors, dark green blue vs orange brown. I have shadowed my two base with the corresponding complementary color (having same shadow color) then a tad of black for extreme shadow. After highlighting with an off-white (white with a touch of the complementary color) then glaze of the complementary again to add a tint to it... I really tried to be extreme playing with the two colors to see how it will work switching between cold and warm colors. You have this cool shadow for the down part of the cloak then warmer highlight, and reverse for the middle cloak.


Here the pictures, my lighting during picture was bit too harsh:


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