Recently completed and shipped off to terrorize NPC’s and Heroes alike. This piece was a lot of fun to paint and I tried out a new technique on the eyes. Building it was about the difficulty you would expect from a heavy resin piece. There were gaps there were easily fixed with some green stuff, and no terrible mold lines. It has a custom sculpted base which was pretty dynamic with rock crumbling away from where the Remorhaz has burst from the ground.
The eyes were a lot of fun and I am really happy with how they turned out. I started with a black base and blended darker reds, into red, red-orange, orange, orange-yellow, and then finally yellow. I was able to achieve a nice glare effect by using really watered down light grey, and applying it in a small circle where the light would hit. I allowed the edges to dry and then used a dry paintbrush to pull up the remaining thinned paint. this created a sort of transparent layer that I was really happy with. A few less thinned white dots for more glare and a layer of ‘Ard Coat to make it all shiny finished off the eyes.
I also worked a lot on my wet brush blending technique with this piece, working on creating depth and easy transitions between all the blues. The client also asked for 4 smaller Reaper Ankhegs to be painted in the same style.