Ben Neff

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Descent Second Edition - Base Set – Shadow Dragons



I wanted a ‘muted’ look to these dragons – they are shadow dragons after all. So I went for a soft turquoise blue and a soft lavender purple. I mixed dark purple and dark blue with bone, and continued mixing in bone to create highlights. I never shaded the models as I didn’t want that sharp contrast you’d normally look for, plus shading can look weird on large flat sections of a bigger model.
For the base I went for a magical mist effect to evoke the power that it’s hard to hit these guys from up close when you are around their feet. Starting with a Death World Forest I mixed in other, thinned down greens and swirled the “cloud”. Then I painted little mite of light, like fireflies or something, with old Citadel Moot Green and Scorpion Green.
I’m fairly satisfied with the results, and happy to have a base that is functionally related to an easy to forget power the creature has.


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Sheri P.
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They look good. I recently tried painting mine and the first attempt came out looking more like a pastel dragon than a shadow dragon.
 
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Ben Neff

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Thank you - it is a fine line. I'd say maybe it helped I started with a dark base paint mixed with bone. If I started with a lighter base paint or mixed it with white, I would have ended up with Easter Dragons... shake
 
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Great work.
I wish that my dragons looked like that.
But in the end pastel dragons are still better that red and tan
 
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