|Red hair and rosy skin, a fiery combination that reflects Merida's character|
|Princess Merida, repaint work-in-progress on her hair and skin|
|Pupils and rises are being left for last as it's the most critical part of the entire repaint process|
It's still early stages yet but I feel very good about the start I have made to Princess Merida. Though not perfect, things are still turning out much better than I had anticipated. For one, I am getting much smoother skin tones using the Reaper Master Series paint triads than I had in the past. Add to that much better contrasts in the painting of red hair and I am suitably chuffed to bits with myself.
|Merida's dress offers me a chance to finally attempt painting free-hand dress patterns|
|A light teal/sky blue and gold/yellow combination will likely be the dress's colour scheme|
|Side view (left), Princess Merida work-in-progress on skin and hair|
One key future milestone in this project would be my first attempt at painting freehand repetitive clothing patterns on Princess Merida's dress. But before doing so I have a lot of research to do on how to effectively paint such patterns. I have always wanted to try my hand at this and I was finally 'pushed over the edge' to do so after being inspired by simple yet cool freehand patterns by Suber.
|Lots of creases on Merida's dress could complicate matters when I attempt the freehand patterns|
|Back view, Princess Merida work-in-progress on skin and hair|
|Brightest highlights on Merida's red hair bordered on yellow|
This is turning out to be a really fun project, all the more so when considering the miniature was a freebie from the local hypermarket. Despite being a fairly simple sculpt, I feel that this miniature has a lot of potential which can be realised provided I can do it justice with the appropriate paint job.
|Side view (right), Princess Merida work-in-progress on skin and hair|
|A freebie this miniature might be but it has a lot of potential that makes it worthwhile as a repainting project|
My apologies if my blog posts have been a bit haphazard with me flitting between projects. Hopefully you will bear with me as I slowly but surely bring all my various projects to completion. Anyway, I would like to belatedly wish health, happiness and prosperity to all of you who are celebrating the Year of the Goat. May the new lunar year see all your dreams and wishes come true!