And now that I'm so motivated with freehands, let's work on the banner. But before that, let's paint some metallic boots.
They are supposed to be the same material as the shiny elvish armour, so let's use the same process. First, basecoat of Boltgun Metal.
First highlights with Mithiril silver, respecting the basecoat middle tone of Boltgun Metal.
Final highlights on the edges and shines of Metallic Medium. It's very difficult to see it in the photo, but trust me: it's there.
Some shadows are also necessary, so a little bit of glazing with blue and green ink tones to get that reflection effect working.
And that's it with the boots! Let's go with the banner then. First, primed white, as usual.
From that "white canvas" kind of photograph, I make a design in my computer (don't forget my article on the subject) and then I will print it to actual size so I have an idea of what I'm doing.
And then I'll start painting. I feel kind of lazy about doing the airbrush template process, so I'm going to directly draw lines from scratch. I begin with roughly shaping the turquoise star.
I paint the shadow on the star arms once I'm happy with the overall shape and proportions.
Then I highlight the arms with Space Wolves Grey.
I place the red ellipse which will be the gem in the centre.
And then outline the metallic frame in the star with Ice Yellow. It's a little rough but no worries because I will fix it all as I paint. It's important to have it all properly outlined first and then clean it up.
So this is how the star looks after some more outlining, cleaning here and there, and outlining some more.
Ok, something doesn't look right though. I'm not happy with the banner. Can you guess what's the problem?
Continue to WIP: Swordmasters of Hoeth Part 8