Painting Vayl, Disciple of Everblight – Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1 of this series, which may or may not end up being a regular thing, I don’t know. It might be though, given that I have a bit of a theme for some painting that I think is fun. We shall see.

Last time, we left off with Vayl looking like this.

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Still has work to be done, but she’s looking pretty good.

The next step is to apply a wash to the cloak. I used Druchii Violet for this stage.

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Next up was to begin painting the plates Bronze. I used Dwarf Bronze for this task, and carefully began painting the details.

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I wasn’t sure how high I wanted the bronze to go, so I stopped at the waist and just let the thoughts bubble around in my head.

Next, I wanted to highlight the high points of the trim of the cloak. For this, I took Genestealer Purple and using a drybrush technique, I went over the high points lightly.

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You can see how the technique is a simple, yet effective way to make some of those details pop out. I decided that I did want the bronze to go all the way up the dress, so I finished off those details. I also wanted the bronze on the shoulder pads, so I did that as well.

On the lower part of the dress, I wanted to apply a wash to help define some of the highs and lows better. I don’t have a photo of it exactly, but I applied a wash of Argax Earthshade, then a wash of Nihilakh Oxide.

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After doing a few touchups of various things, it was time to do her Oraculus. I chose P3 Sanguine Highlight for this.

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I applied a highlight of Wild Rider Red to the edges of the Oraculus.

And with that…I’m happy to call Vayl complete (after looking at these photos there’s a couple touch ups I want to do, but it’s minor work).
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Now for the ‘surprise’. Here’s the reference image I was using to help guide me on my way to painting…

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By no means is my color matching perfect…but, my daughter looked at the paint job and asked if it was Elsa, so good enough for me!

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