Saturday, January 22, 2011

High Elves and Classic Country

   So, I promised progress.  Well, ummm...I was busy procrastinating.  You know, I needed to watch some CSI, talk to my mom on the phone and Facebook with people.  No, actually I needed to get new bottles of Regal Blue and Enchanted Blue and had to wait until Norm Flam opened today.  There is nothing like brand new canisters of paint.
   I was going to use the Necron Abyss for the blue but I decided it was far too dark and far too purplish.  I think I've used it previously for High Elves but I also know I've been more satisfied with Regal and Enchanted.  Unfortunately, when I went to open the canisters last night they were dry.  Blech.  Why is it when you want something or really need it, it isn't there?  Kinda like that beer I've been wishing for...<<grin>>

   I'm considering some further procrastination...but here's what happens between classic country:

"...but when they turn out the lights she's still a lady to me, because when we get behind closed, when she lets her hair hang low, and she makes me glad...Oh, no one knows what goes on behind closed doors..." 
This is just an initial base coat of Brown with a dry-brush of Light Brown; a base coat of Mithril silver.  No white has been done on the fronts of the horse coat or the taberd on the elf.

 "...mommas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys don't let em get guitars and ride in old trucks...let em be doctors and lawyers and such...cuz they'll never stay home and they're always alone...cowboys like smokey old pool rooms and clear mountain mornings, little warm puppies and girls of the night..."
This is after all the browns and the silver have been washed with Badab black.
"I've got a good woman at home, who thinks I do no wrong, but sometimes lord she just ain't always around, and you know that's when I fall, and I can't help myself at all, and I get whiskey bent and hell me some songs about a ramblin' man put a cold one in my hand cause you know i love to hear those guitar sounds..."
Just another image like the one from above...
 " heroes have always been cowboys, and they still are today...cowboys are special, with their own brand of misery from bein' alone for too long..."
The white is done in a base of Cel-Vinyl gray 7, then pesudo-Dallimored with gray 1 and white.  You'll see that there are distinct gray creases.  Some people like this and at a distance it looks good.  Up close though, it is a bit too distinct so... 
"...and leather boots are still in style for manly footwear, beads and sandals won't be seen, footballs the roughest thing on campus I'm proud to be an Okey from Muskogee...we still wave old glory down at the court house and white lightnings still the biggest thrill of all..." this photo you'll notice that the creases are subduded a little bit and up close it appears softened.  I achieved this by diluting the white until it's like 2% milk and washing the cloth with it.  I know, I could have used an actual white wash, but I prefer to do it this way.
"...well you wonder why I always dress in black, why you never see bright colors on my back...I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down livin' in the hopeless hungry side of town...well were doing mighty fine I do suppose in our streak of lightening cars and fancy'll never see me wear a suit of white...till things are brighter I'm the man in black..."

This image is with the gold drying in preparation for washing with Ogryn flesh; the trim is done in the base coat of Regal blue waiting to dry for highlights of Enchanted and Deep Sky.

 I think it's Legion other words, more procrastination.  Okay, maybe I'll paint for a few more hours, it is kinda early for beer:30.  This is why it's not called Evil Allison's, we'd never get anything done.  :-)

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