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Mountaineer – finished + some other stuff.

The Sundays ‘Goodbye’ 

 

I’ve finished one of the small projects I began during the Christmas holiday – the colours haven’t come out quite right in the photos, perhaps due to the white snow:

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The method for painting the free-hand design on the banner was pretty much the same step-by-step process as outlined in a previous post.

How to make cobwebs

You need varnish (either matt or satin will do), some cotton from a Q-Tip, and a pair of tweezers:

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I didn’t want to paint a free-hand design on the back of the banner, as it would have looked very crowded; so attached some plague boils, and rather than make slime-strands, opted to add cobwebs instead.

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First, take some thin strands of the cotton, and use a paint brush and a small amount of water to brush them into place:

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While the water is still wet, dab the cotton with varnish in order to make it adhere:

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It’s best to let one set of strands dry before adding another, as it’s easy to knock them out of place – and this can be a quite painstaking procedure, as it is:

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If you want the threads to glisten, paint them with satin varnish. I didn’t want that effect here, so simply left them matt.

I’m going to paint a night-goblin shaman next, as another small project, before moving onto something more complex:

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While the Mountaineer was intended to have a very minimal, drab colour-palette, I want to make this one an exercise in vivid colour.

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5 responses »

  1. This is a fantastic piece. May I save some of the pix for inspiration. I’m trying to get better with my own bases.

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  2. Stunning! Great piece, and thanks for the tutorial.

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