Greetings Terrans, I’ve been on a bit of a go-slow since my last post, but I did manage to paint up a couple of the character figures from the Monolith Conan set. First up we have this guy:
Apparently he is ‘Ageera the Witch-finder’ & was a really enjoyable paint. I used the opportunity to experiment a bit with the skin tone, working from Contrast Snakebite Leather, through to ‘Tau Light Ochre’ on the highlights. The remainder was pretty straight forward, but it all came together nicely I think.
Secondly, I finished this lass:
Unfortunately I can’t find any reference to who she is – I’m almost certain she is from the Conan set, but I’m damned if I can find her! (If anyone knows, please educate me in the comments below).
**Edit – I found her – she’s called ‘Gitara’**
I approached the skin in the same way as for Ageera, but I went an extra level in the highlighting & included some Cadian Fleshtone on the extremes. She has a bit of duck-face going on, but she was fun to paint, with the blending on the skin being the biggest part of the job. Obviously she’s pretty scantily clad – a bit tone deaf these days but she represents a literary depiction from a much earlier time. I’m not getting caught up in all that, and am just enjoying the painting for what it is… fair warning, there will be a few more models like this in the coming weeks.
And that’s it for this post – short but sweet! More characters to follow.
They look great, Alex. I’m sure you’ll have at least a couple of similarly scantily-clad blokes coming as well, so i’ll bear with it! ;)
😂 yeah, you’ve got that right mate, furry underpants to the fore!! Cheers dude 😊
Dave Stone said:
Great work on both Alex, with the Conan realm scantily clad comes with the territory so would expect to see lots of it, in fact these have a lot more clothing than some of the artwork
True enough, cheers mate 😊
Gitara’s a bit overdressed for a Conan character isn’t she? Nice work on both of them, great colour choices on Gitara and Ageera looks spot on, really like the jackal (Anubis?) shield.
Cheers dude, don’t worry, it gets worse (or better, depending on your pov!)
Nicely done mate and good work on the skins tones, never easy but these two look great. 🙂
Cheers dude, always good to experiment with different combos – the Ochre was a revelation!
Both of them look great, isn’t it always a pain when you are trying to lay your towel down on the beach, so you can sunbath in a high wind!! 😁
😂 yes it is mate! Cheers 👍
Both these figures are great, but the skin tones on Gitara and the way you’ve painted the sheet(?) she’s holding are just excellent. Nice work!
Thanks mate, that’s kind of you – I had some fun with the blending & tried for a silky sheen on the sheet so glad it turned out ok 😊
Pete S/ SP said:
Very nice- the skin tones and the green cloth are both wonderfully shaded.
Cheers mate, they got a bit more attention ‘because characters’ 😊
Nice work again mate, the Lass is interesting to say the least!
Cheers mate, yes she is 😂
Great painting Alex! Gitara is surely going to enjoy her picnic when she gets the blanket laid out nicely.
Haha, yeah, dead right mate – serves her right for picking a windy day!
Now these are impressive. Much nicer sculpts than the pirates id say. Gitara is awesome. The shading on the cloth/blanket thing is really well done mate. Great stuff.
Cheers dude, it’s nice to get back to having time to lavish on one mini & push the painting a bit more! Don’t get me wrong, churning through the masses is satisfying, but I do like a bit of character time 😊
I hear ya