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Painting - Claustrophobia 1643

Ville E
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Some more Claustrophobia 1643, this time - the Hellhounds. I wanted two distinct colors, so you can identify the one you're talking about easily (Pinky and Bluey or whatever).

From gallery of CthulhuStoleXmas




Darker one was pretty simple and turned out the way I wanted. It has a Space Wolf Grey CP base darkened with Nuln Oil wash. Skin is highlighted with Vallejo Torquise and a 2nd layer on the most raised areas. The paw shade is made with two layers of black wash. All the bony bits are Vallejo bonewhite with Vallejo Sepia wash and Nuln Oil wash to the bottom. Flesh is Blood Angel CP with Vallejo Blood Red highlight.
I'm happy with the amount of time / effort the effects took.

The lighter one was... problematic. I googled around a bit and saw few really nice lighter colored hellhounds. I had the idea I'd want something like a really pink flesh colored one. I've never done anything like that, my painting style leaning more on the dark/grimy look (which makes it easy to hide mistakes or lack of skill).
I started with Guilliman flesh CP and trying to go straight to Vallejo Pale flesh. The colors were way too far apart, and trying to blend the transition just seemed to made it worse. I ended up doing a pale flesh / pink mix with some glaze medium and went over the whole model. Then I made the highlights with pale flesh. Claws and teeth are just like on the blue one. The spikes on the back have boneflesh/sepia wash treatment with Nuln Oil wash on the top and Black Templar CP on just the tip. I like the contrast the spikes give compared to the pale flesh, just like I like how the red mouth really pops with this one. I'm not completely happy with the skin color, but it beats grey (or white + wash) it was before! Let's call it a learning experience.

The sweet spot is somewhere between the two models. From far away Pinky's highlights look nice, but up close it's splotchy. Far away Bluey's highlights fade away, but it looks way better up close.

ps. The base is like the previous ones - one layer of Snakebite Leather CP and a black rim. The time / effort to end result ratio is the best part about these models
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