Wednesday, December 12, 2012

No, he's not dancing...


I promised you some more yellow, so here it is. While I've been messing around with other projects too, I've also been slowly building up the paint on the Furioso Dreadnought for my Lamenters. As you can see from the shots above and below, I've had some fun messing around with tonal gradations much more extreme than I would have even two years ago. Obviously there's still a lot of work to be done, but it's nice to see some progress.



And I'd also like to draw your attention to an interview I did with Tyler Mengel as part of a series of interviews he is doing with folks he admires in the hobby. I'm very honored to find myself amongst a crowd that includes guys like Chris Borer and Mathieu Fontaine. If you've ever wanted to ask me a general hobby question, you might find the answer on Tyler's site. And while you're there, please take the time to check out all the cool hobby work he has done.

Cheers
Dave

19 comments:

  1. Very very nice. In general, your stuff is very inspiring, but your recent Lamenters stuff has pushed me to start them as my second Blood Angels army. I have an excellent example to strive for! Thanks for sharing your work.

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    1. Thanks for you kind words Brad. Working with yellow is both exciting and terrifying at the same time.

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  2. Loving that yellow in close up. Sort of "Sequential art" style. Nice.

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    1. Thanks TPV, although I did have to look up "sequential art" ; )

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  3. Just wondering in general Dave, think you are mostly using GW paints ?

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    1. I think it varies, depending on the piece. On this Dread so far I've used:
      • Averland Sunset and Skrag Brown from GW
      • Sun Yellow, Pale Sand, Pale Greyblue, Charred Brown, and Black from Vallejo
      • Morrow White from P3

      That would suggest more Vallejo, but Sun Yellow and Charred Brown are analogs of the old GW paints, so that kind of switches it up a bit.

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  4. I just finished a Space Wolves Contemptor that I was pleased with til i saw this... The tonal graduations are very nice, I know how to do this on a intellectual level but I'm always afraid it will look 'cartooned', yours does not. Great work and an inspiration as usual.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Quinn.

      I've always kind of struggled with how to apply it, and as the Lamenters were always going to be a small force I figured now was as good a time as any. I know these gradations are still reasonably heavy-handed and could be a lot smoother, but that's just a patience thing (something I sorely lack). I say just go for it. You've got to start somewhere, right?

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  5. The guy entombed within the dread wouldn't happen to be named Rudy? If so, I've a message for him.

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    1. Thanks mate ; )

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGDQ85Dg-ss&playnext=1&list=PL303CFAD705A036DB&feature=results_video

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  6. Awesome work as usual. Dave, you always inspire all of us with your work my man!

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  7. Great stuff Dave, I've been looking for someone to do some colour work of this quality on a comtemptor so I had some idea how on earth to do it! Admittedly mine wont look nearly as good and it'll be dark green, but thank you so much for these pics!

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    1. I think you'll find a few others out there, and I suspect they'll be Space Wolves, that are much nicer than mine. I say SW as the range of tones you can apply is nice and broad. Dark Angels green is a little bit tougher. You'll have to take it up to quite a strong highlight and shade it down to black I think.

      Cheers
      Dave

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  8. Beautiful stuff Dave, I will be referencing you a lot as I work on my own Lamenters!

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