Colin the R.N.

This adorable commission was made possible by a proud boyfriend. My coworker Alec wanted to surprise Taylor with a unique gift to celebrate her birthday and graduating from nursing school. Then Alec saw my previous post of Oreo and was inspired (the man obviously has good taste in art)! I was given creative freedom; Alec only requested to tie it back to the Registered Nurse theme. So much power! MUAHAHA! Ahem! So without further delay, let’s look at some photos.

Above is the original paint job from the factory. Very cute and simple design but it has an assembly-line feel to it. Let’s see if I can spruce it up! After cleaning and priming everything black I sketched out some lighting and details with a white colored pencil. The sketch lines won’t be visible in the final product but they help me visualize and plan the work ahead. It’s my first time using a colored pencil this way on a model but I like it!

Scroll down and you’ll see a few work-in-progress images. I really like the face markings on the original so kept to that layout but used an overall lighter color pallet. With the basic airbrushing done I moved on to the hand brushwork. My favorite part! ūüėÄ
I’ve heard that Taylor has blue/green eyes so that’s what I went with here and of course the nurse outfit.

Finishing touches included adding gloss varnish to the eyes, nose and tongue and sculpting a tiny stethoscope from plastic cylinders. Now this handsome RN is ready for his photo shoot. Ladies and gents I give you Colin. If you need him just “Call in, because he’s on call.” And yes that name and quote was all Taylor.

That wraps up this project folks! Thanks for reading and post your comments, ideas, or questions below. Happy painting and stay creative!

Does This Look Infected?

A twisted artist who goes by the name of Splurrt¬†creates these¬†bizarre, grotesque characters¬†that instill warm fuzzy feeling in my rotten little heart. So when my buddy Nar asked me to paint one of his vinyl pieces I replied, “Yes please!” and then farted.

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Cadaver Kid
Primed

I started out by Priming him in gray and then a second light prime over that. This is to help create a sense of “lighting” for the miniature and make it easier for me to see the details (because my eyes are getting old).

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Cadaver Kid
Base-coat

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Cadaver Kid
Base-coat

I then laid out some Base-coat colors to help me plan out my color scheme.

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Cadaver Kid
Final

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Cadaver Kid
Final

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Cadaver Kid
Final

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Cadaver Kid
Final

Here’s the final version. I tried to take pictures as I worked on it but I kept forgetting to (guess I was deep in the zone). So instead here’s a quick breakdown of the colors I used:

Rotten Skin: Citadel’s Camo Green up to Rotting Flesh with a Devlan Mudd Wash

Raw Skin: 50/50 mix¬†of Citadel’s¬†Rotting Flesh/Scab red up to Rotting Flesh with a bit of Devlan Mudd Wash

Blue skin: P3’s Trollblood Base up to Trollblood Highlight. On the knees and belly I highlighted up to Midland Flesh

Metals: Citadel’s Botlgun Metal with a wash of P3’s Bloodtracker Brown and then Citadel’s Devlan Mudd.

Teeth and stitches: Base-coat of Citadel’s Snakebite Leather up to Bleached Bone and a little bit of Devlan Mudd Wash.

As you can see I use a lot of the same highlight color (Rotting Flesh) and shade (Devlan Mudd). This helps to create harmony in the color scheme and tie things together visually. It also helps keep my paint table less cluttered. Less clutter means less work, which leads to faster painting…in theory. ūüėČ

Baby Hell is Back!

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Baby Hell (Front)

That’s right Baby Hell is finished! This creepy little creature was created by artist¬†L’amore Supreme. My homie Narciso¬†passed it to me a few months ago to paint up. Check out the before pics¬†here.

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Baby Hell (Left)

Standing at 6 inches tall, Baby Hell is a lot larger scale than what I’m used to working with (usually 28MM). I procrastinated painting him, fearing all the hours of work it would take to complete. He stood above my TV for months just taunting me. Mocking me! However, once I got down to business, I really enjoyed the process and it took only one weekend full of Battlestar Galactica episodes to finish.

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Baby Hell (Back)

I could have gone with super smooth blends or used an airbrush to make the final result more refined but opted not to. This figure is full of character and fun and deserved an equally characterful paint style.  So I kept the style painterly and a little messy which I think makes the entire thing look more cartoon-like.

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Baby Hell (Right)

This is the first vinyl model I’ve ever painted and¬†it won’t be the last. I had a great time working in this scale and genre. Plus working on this scale was easy on my hands and eyes ((I only had to use my¬†Special Ops¬†goggles once :P). I¬†must buy more vinyl models! Maybe I’ll try sculpting up my own in the future…hmm. Curses, so many ideas so little time!

Baby Hell

Say hello to Baby Hell, created by L’amour Supreme.¬†A friend of mine gave me this creepy, little guy a few months ago and I’ve been itching to paint it since. I’ve always wanted to dabble in the vinyl toy medium but never found anything ¬†that inspired me. I’m thinking of doing it up in a Halloween color palette (greens, purples, and oranges) like my Super Dungeon Explore stuff. I’ll keep y’all posted with more pics as it moves along.

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Baby Hell by L’amour Supreme

Baby Hell, Primed

Baby Hell, Primed