Thursday, July 30, 2015

Moving slowly, but forward.


Yup, slowly. At this pace, the truck will obviously take weeks. Combine it to the fact that I'm about to start at my new job next monday, and you will get a good idea of what slowness really means.

At this stage, I focused on a first iteration of the color scheme, to better appreciate how the various elements will act together. I will probably have to modify a bit the shades of pink of the background. Obviously, the blue ice cubes and ice cream look a bit odd all in all, but they're here for a good reason. That you'll have to figure out. :D

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

First color layers on the truck!


First step of the painting of the truck. It's already my second attempt for finding the right background colors. It's still a bit too dark and saturated with respect to what I had in mind, but I will keep it as it is for the moment and start applying the base colors to the other elements to gain a better overview of the color scheme. Then I will come back to the truck background colors to improve them.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Speed sculpting!


After the epic fail shown in my last post, I needed to give it another try. I spent roughly 5 hours on it: 3 for the whole "flesh and bones", and 2 for the hair alone, so I still consider it "speed sculpting". I didn't try to achieve an accurate anatomy, many details, wrinkles, etc... I rather went straight away for something more typical of my "style". It's 30mm all over up to the top of the head, and 35mm tall up to the tip of the hair.

The general aspect is also a reinterpretation of the mini for the "pit fighter challenge", hoping to get over another epic fail due to a poor coloring.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Ye olde random fail.


I wanted to take a quick break from the Ice Cream Man project, so I went for an attempt of "speed sculpting" on a bust, trying to emulate the talented Akewea. I did not have any concept (which is probably a big mistake in general) and I just wanted to go for something with a lightly caricatural aspect.

This is what I achieved after roughly 3 hours of work. It would not be a bad base to restart from, but let's face it, it's bad :D . I'll get the putty and the armature back, and keep them for later. And I'll stop procrastinating on the Ice Cream Man project, damnit!


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Review: gangstas by Lux Thantor Miniatures


I have just received 2 minis by a brand new French editor, Lux Thantor Miniatures (check out his blog for more pictures of the greens and other nice things). Among the first minis he's proposing, there is a nice pair of gangstas. It seems that the virus is spreading over the world of minis!

 The scale is 35mm to the eyes, with realistic proportions.

Ice Cream Skull Vato! (conversion, step 1)