|A miniature painting project finished in record time for my mum-in-law|
|Main clothing comprised of a yellowish orange-blue green combo|
|Base was in pastel-like hues of sky blue, light pink, yellowish green and neutral greys|
A major difficulty I encountered in this sculpture was not truly being able to know where the outer robes began and the inner clothing ended. As such, I took creative license in order to have a fairly decent ratio of yellowish orange to bluish green on the main clothing. It was all tied up by a neutral ivory colour to counterbalance the darker hues on the said main clothing.
|Strap on the left shoulder was painted ivory to provide a subdued counterbalance to the main clothing's hues|
|Natural stone structure was the easiest to paint - just dry brushed layers of progressively lighter greys|
|Under photographic lighting, the skin tone seems to become fairer than under normal daylight or fluorescent light|
For the skin, I tried to simulate a fair East Asian look. It turned out a bit too fair especially under photographic lighting and more so when contrasted with much darker hues of the clothing. In future projects requiring such skin tones, I'll have to either reduce the saturation/intensity of the surrounding hues or experiment with Vallejo paints to come out with a new East Asian skin tone recipe.
|Curves on the waves and clothing neutralise the jagged stones thus providing an equilibrium of sorts|
|Waves on the base were the second easiest part to paint, followed by the lotus flower/seed pod|
|Figurine prior to it being primed or any paints layered on|
One extremely positive thing I got from this project was the surprise at my ability to actually finish a miniature painting project within one week. Granted I didn't attempt any freehand design on the robes - which would have increased the time to completion - but hey, it's still a big deal for someone whose projects have been known to drag on to over a year or even mothballed. Now all that's left to be done is deliver the figurine to my mum-in-law. I can only hope that this eye opening experience of a quick paint-job-turnover will stand me in good stead as I resume my own drawing/painting projects.