Translucent Bones: Large Fire Elemental

I have painted this one several times over. It is an orange translucent. However, I could not make it work properly, as the orange was far too dark for my tastes, and any number of the yellow washes I used did not make it lighter or work at all in any way.

In the end I decided to forego the translucency altogether and just paint it like a proper fire, starting with basecoating it entirely white.

 

   

The layers of colour in this fire is as follows:

White base coat, successive layers of drybrushing:  bright yellow -golden yellow -dark pink -dark red brown – black. let the colours dry a bit between coats to avoid tearing off the layer below when drybrushing.

and dot in some blues for the eyes.

When painting fire like this, it looks pretty terrible up to the dark red brown layer. Suddenly, it looks pretty sweet indeed.

 

77082: Large Fire Elemental

Reaper Bones translucent orange

from the first Bones KS

sculpted by Julie Guthrie

Bonesium PVC

60mm base

 

Painted so far this month: / 30   -just 27 to go!

Painted so far this year: 197 / 365 -just 168 to go!

 

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