Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Super Dungeon Explore Fig.3: Ember Mage

This fiery little character from the Super Dungeon Explore board game took longer than expected because I had yet another Murphy's Law moment and struggled mightily to paint the Ember Mage's eyes. I repainted her eyes many times and each time I tried to fix a previous mistake I ended up making things much worse. Averaging 34°C, the warm El-Nino weather wasn't much help as my paints were drying up faster than usual even on a wet palette as well as on my brush.   

Super Dungeon Explore Ember Mage
An angled top-down view of the Ember Mage as well as close-ups of her staff

Finishing her eyes was just one part of my final push for this Super Dungeon Explore board game piece, as I also finished painting her staff and dimly glowing ball (at least that's what I had envisioned it to be) attached to its end. I did a little bit of object source lighting at the end of the staff to reflect the dimly lit ball. For the Ember Mage's staff, I tried to paint it to look like mahogany wood. 

Colour scheme comprised largely warm colours with some cool purples for contrast
My favourite photographic angle of the Super Dungeon Explore Ember Mage
Super Dungeon Explore Ember Mage, side view (right)

Painting the Ember Mage's eyes purple went surprisingly well. Initially I was afraid it would clash badly with the orange hair but I guess it helped that her clothes were also purple (of a darker shade).

A hint of purple leggings amidst all the warm colours
Super Dungeon Explore Ember Mage (back view)
Red, orange, yellow and gold ... warm colours for an Ember Mage

Having the usual dull and neutral grey on black base was appropriate seeing that the focus was going to be on the Ember Mage anyway. I was pretty sloppy with the base's paint job as I just wanted to finish the miniature at that point. In the end, I was happy just to keep the paint job clean.

Super Dungeon Explore Ember Mage (side view, left)
Say I am cute or get a fireball in the face

Although I haven't decided which Super Dungeon Explore hero character to paint next, it will most likely be one without any red/orange in it so the Royal Paladin and Glimmerdusk Ranger are prime candidates. Thanks for following my progress of the Ember Mage from start to finish and I hope you have enjoyed watching her come to life through paint. Till my next update, be well and happy!

18 comments:

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    1. Not as cute as a certain pink bunny though ;)

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  2. Great paint , i love it !
    Greetings .

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  3. Absolutely adorable! What a great job.

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  4. It is a great job indeed! Everything looks superb, but I think that specially eyes and staff are top notch! Bravo!

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    1. You are too kind Suber ^_^ many thanks!

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  5. great job, i like it!
    i think you managed to give her the true aspect of a manga character.
    well done.
    bye

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    1. Thank you very much luca. Luckily the sculpting is so cute as it's difficult to make flat colours look good.

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  6. Wow! you've done a grat job with the eyes!!

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    1. It actually looks better with the naked eye as the macro lens shot using a DSLR camera tends to show very clearly all the bad paint strokes.

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    2. Well, I can assure you that it look goog in photo too :)

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    3. Thanks Fed ... you are most gracious. :)

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    1. Thanks Adam :) ... now quickly get your Nocturna Models enchantment figurine painted up as I am dying to see the direction you will taker her.

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    2. The word 'quickly' is not in my painting dictionary :D

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    3. Lol ... neither is it in mine. XD

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