|Ax Faction Victorian Darling aka Kraken Hunter, work-in-progress on her hair, weapon and clothes|
Meanwhile, I had very nearly chickened out and reverted to type when painting the Victorian Darling's hair. But my sense of adventure prevailed and I ditched natural hair colours for a very nontraditional bright sky blue. This means I am still staying partly true to anime character Squid Girl (protagonist in Shinryaku! Ika Musume) in terms of her overall colour scheme (especially her hair).
|Pastel orange trimmings were added to heighten contrast in a predominantly blue colour scheme|
|Leaning towards a teal/turquoise-blue combo for the Victorian Darling's boots|
To 'heighten' the blues in the Kraken Hunter's clothes, I added orange trimmings. This isn't rocket science but just a simple use of complementary colours. Also to add contrast, I painted the weapon shaft a very dark neutral brown. Not shown here is her holstered pistol which has yet to be painted.
|Victorian Darling's hair was painted a very nontraditional sky blue|
Currently, the Victorian Darling's vest in painted white and will remain so unless I have a change of heart and paint it teal or turquoise, which incidentally are the colours I plan to paint her boots. Certain parts of her corset (upper chest area) were painted as sheer fabric to make her more risque.
|Her vest remains white ... for now|
|Weapon shaft was painted dark brown to set it apart from the largely pastel-coloured clothes|
The more I work on the Victorian Darling aka Kraken Hunter, the more impressed I am by the amount of details sculpted into this Ax Faction miniature. Other than looking good, such details also provide added impetus for me to improve my painting skills. That surely can only be a good thing.