Painting the Sylvaneth Branchwraiths motivated me and I decided to paint up the Branchwych and 10 Dryads. I painted them in what up to this point was my standard way of painting miniatures. What is this you ask? Well, I am glad you asked, you see…
…my standard way of painting was to find a base color that I liked in the Vallejo Base Color line and then after priming the model, painting the whole army with that color. Next, I would wash that with either Agrax Earthshade or Nuln Oil. I used Agrax for browns or light greys, and Nuln Oil for dark greys or blues. After this was dried, I would use a heavy drybrush of a ligher shade to bring out the details in the model. Then I would use a lighter drybrush of an ever lighter shade to highlight that detail. I would then use light base colors and washes on the other details to get the models to look the way I wanted them to look.
The dryads below are a good example of this, it was probably faster than traditional styles of painting, but it was not exactly the fastest way to paint models. It was because I was always trying to get the blends right and it required me to make a bottom layer and then build up from there.
That is all for this post. Before I start to ramble and return to my regularly scheduled chaotically disorganized ways, I will thank you for stopping by and giving my blog a read. Until the next one, Utterly Unfocused signing out.