So below is a model from the Kingdom of Death model range. It is one of their more sane models as they have some really out there items going at the moment. Though they also have a lot of really nice Pin-Up models that I hope to get a hold of in the future. Really nice models to paint up.
There is also a Kickstarter for their up-coming board game, Monster, that is going on. Have pledged to it already, but I think I will have to bump up the pledge due to some of the newer rewards that have been raised.
The KoD Forsaker! I got it super cheap ( like 40-50% off? ) with free shipping, so it was a chance to get into a new model range with minimal risk. And I really like what I have jumped into.
You can see the company art on the left there that shows the model to be very dark. With a few light sources on it like the glowing embers on the sword, and the yellow face. I am going to attempt to replicate this look on the model itself. Something that I have never really done before, which is the object sourced lighting ( OSL ). So to have the embers glow, and the light from the reflect off the model itself. Plus the mask to glow a bit also. But to make the model itself look like it is in pitch darkness. Not sure if it will work too well, but let's see what we can do here eh?
First up are some shots of the model re-primed after my initial failed attempt. It is to help me gauge where the light would hit. So I primed it black, and did a couple quick hits with lighter grey from where I expect light to reflect from.
I had to edit the photos to make it so dark in the background and bring focus to the areas I want to make as light sources.
Using a lot of blue/black/grey on the model to give the appearance of shadows before adding the color for the light sources which will then be faded on top of the other shadow colors. Since the face will be more of a pale yellow, and the sword being more like burning fire, this is going to be tricky.
Below you can see my first initial steps of making this happen here..
I started in on the Skull on the Sword, and tried to make it the source of the heat and light on this side of the model. This is something that I have seen done well before, but never tried it myself. So figured now would be as good a time as any to try it out :)
Some shots of the look of this model so far..
First thing that I need to do though is make the skull even hotter! It is still too "cold" I think, so need to expand the orange/yellow sections, and begin to take it up to white still. More work to be done on this potentially over the weekend, so maybe some more WIP shots of it coming soon.
And yes, I am taking and making the photos as dark as possible to show the effect better. Though no other editing is done on the photo.. am just not that good at it :)