Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Emperors Children Color Test




I had a bad day at work. Usually that means I am not in a very good mood when I get home, and I can't enter the kind of painting zen necessary for painting to be fun. Knowing this, I decided to grab an old twice painted miniature and just test out a potential purple color scheme for my ECS. Why not do the low stress version of painting. I know that if I tried a color test on one of my forgeworld moldels I would have been worried about the outcome.

On this mini everything besides the purple was splashed on, just to see how it would contrast color wise. I didn't even bother to paint the storm shield, and the thunder hammer is just washed boltgun metal. I think the miniature served its purpose though. I think I need my ECS to start with more of a blacker navy blue base.

What do you think? Keep experimenting with purple, push the highlights, or accept this as is?

3 comments:

  1. I like the colour you have achieved here. I would proabbly do one layer of extreme highlighting now just to really define the model and make everything pop. just my thoughts though....

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  2. Looks great so far, but push the highlights for sure. Purple is a surprisingly hard color to make pop. However it is a very forgiving color to paint - not like red or yellow.

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  3. I like it as it is to be honest, although a highlight would make it better

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