JJ typing, I consider eyes to the breathe that gives the model life. For decades I would paint eyes last. Almost as if carving the mark on the golems forehead imbues it with life. It wasn't alive. It wasn't one til the finishing stroke. Eyes are the last thing I paint. Suddenly the shell was given form and intelligence then ready to be placed on the table. Since I've been focusing on becoming a better painter I've followed suit of many painters before me. Painting eyes before the rest is done. Probably one of the first things. From past experience it has been difficult to paint eyes without getting paint all around the eye. Now you paint them and when you get paint elsewhere the clean up is far easier.
Enjoy the process. Zab should recognize this. He suggested it in the last post regarding painting eyes. Stole it from him. Thanks, Zab!
|Based Flash Gitz Yellow.|
|Minute lines of Army Painter Mat White at edges to help resemble burning embers.|
|Bloodletter wash to blend it together.|
|One more little mark of Mat White for the finishing touch.|