View Full Version : The ghoul queen WIP
Here she is set in with the rest of her menagerie. None of the pieces are glued down yet so i can paint up each individually. Once that's done I'll glue em in and unify the base a bit with some greenstuff.
For those who have been asking about how to do the water effects I want to assuse you that it's very easy and I'll do up a fullt tutorial on it in the techniques section as soon as I get a chance. For this piece I used a fishing wire as my basis on the stuff coming out of her finger. added a little bit of pigment to my Realistic Water Effects so it'd tint blue on drying. it starts out kinda gooy and I just ran that goo along the wire letting it clump a bit. Once that dried I washed it with a dark blue-green and then superglued it to her finger. I pulled teh superglue acrross the whole thing to give it some rigidity and took a wet brush across it in places to add thw sort of white frosty effect and took a little bright green and tipped some of the bubbles with that. Once that dried I went over it with more Water Effects that this time I had left clear and made sure there were enough drips coming ff it to give it a fullness. Once it had mostly dried I twisted it a little to give it a bit of a swirl.
11-06-2006, 06:26 PM
That is looking really good. I have this one in my wish list over at Reaper and it's great to see someone working on it.
Looking forward to seeing the progress.
11-07-2006, 09:19 AM
sweet looking piece. A hell of a lot going on but looking absolutely awesome so far.
Looking forward to seeing progress on this beast.
Finally got time to take pics for an update. I've changed the tone of golds a lot and added another shadow layer to the darks in her dress. Toned down the bright shiney blue spell effects a tad to pull the focus more onto her. I may end up needing to the spell effect coming out of her hand though. It got kind of muddied while I was working on her.
Unfortunately the picture's a bit washed out. I'm looking forward to getting the photo light box I got for my birthday set up and getting some good pics without taking a million shots to do so.
12-02-2006, 04:50 AM
That is just amazing, Skya! It's looking great.
12-02-2006, 10:41 AM
Looking very promising. Almost too busy for me, but that's just a personal preference I think.
Here we go. Finished pictures at least till Reaper get their hands on her and takes their own shots. I was hoping to manage a few more work in progress shots, but decided that getting her done was more important then documenting it. I went ahead and shortened the spell effect from her fingers and added in a reason for there to be a second scabbard , creating spell chains coming out of it. I did decide to seperate them out from each other a bit as well, a bit of added space really helps reduce the overly busy feel, even if it doesnt entirely eliminate it. All in all I think I'm most happy with the scabbard and the ghoulies.
Sculpta the squig
12-16-2006, 07:21 AM
12-16-2006, 07:51 AM
Excellent work, Skya. It looks like a very complicated piece and you did an amazing job with it. The only thing I regret is not being able to see her back since the window is in the way. However, that's the sculpt; not you.
12-16-2006, 08:42 AM
Beautiful paintwork, Noel! I also don't think much of the window piece since it makes the whole thing look too "busy" and kinda clunky. I do like how you made the ghoulies coloring match the spell effects. Nice!
12-16-2006, 05:01 PM
Terrific paintjob...but the sculpts and setting are ugly as hell (no critisism to you SKya...this is blaming Reaper). Once again a big 'meh' reaper sculpt IMO.
12-16-2006, 06:31 PM
The painting is nice on this but I have to be the spoil sport and say I really don't like this piece which is mostly the sculpt itself which seems too busy and fiddly.
12-17-2006, 01:07 AM
I'm with Frustrated Father...It's to busy for me...but that's what makes us...us. We all have our own way of doing the same miniature in different ways...that to me is miniature art!
Although I agree it's probably a little on the busy side, there's a theatricality to the revised arrangement of the elements that I really like. The dress is still a marvel, and I like the murky yuckiness of the ground. It's an unusual piece, and nicely painted.
12-18-2006, 05:40 AM
I really like the sculpt and the paintjob! Really great stuff!
12-18-2006, 01:57 PM
Nice as always Skya. You really are uber talented!
I've been out of town in Hawaii for vacation and just got back, so I've been a little slow on responding. As always, I apreciate you guys taking the time to give me imput.
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