Monday was my birthday and I made a resolution for the day: “I will square off a time slot to paint and finish Fuegan’s cape!” And that’s what I did.
I had some idea in mind when I set about to paint it, but it evolved with each color added. I started with shades of green and imagined some blue on the back but was reluctant to try it. But as I mixed greens and blues and layered stuff (not intending to layer, just to find the right color that suited my mind’s eye), I realized that I did indeed have to use that brilliant electric blue! And I really like how it came out. I then hit the edges with a lighter green and that really punched it up! Really happy with it.
I then hit the eyes again and watered down some green for the sword, mostly to tie all those greens together. If I had a green cloak on his back, I needed some other point of green at another angle somewhere to bring it full circle.
So my “Black Phoenix” fire dragon lord is not armed with the “Fire Axe” but the “Dragon’s Talon,” a sword that smolders with the heat of emerald plasma and cuts through everything it touches, yes, “like a hot knife through butter!”
So then I got camera happy again…
Here’s “The Prom King and Queen.”
I call this one “The Color Purple” or “The Prom King and Queen (with Chaperone).”
And here’s the whole gang, all themed together, “The King and His Court.”
I also have a warlock I’d like to knock out that was a former dragon with the same color scheme. I think I could get him done pretty quickly, but I doubt that’s going to happen tonight. I’m also inspired to experiment with Howling Banshees but with all the stuff I have to do, I don’t think I’ll be doing any more painting until after the epic move in January. (Except maybe assembling some models and spray basing them, since I can’t take these expensive spray paints I inherited with me.)