The Arcane Dragonry

12th August 2016

Great big white world

Nothing is more exciting for a creative mind than a blank surface. This is especially true when you’re painting on white. That’s the feeling I got when I gave Kaltakess a coat of white acrylic primer (sort of like gesso). I mixed the paint in separate containers and ran some tests until I was satisfied with the colour and texture, and got ready to do the first layers… but not before covering the teeth with some paper and tape for protection.

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So here is the first tough coat:

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Once dry, I painted the membranes and began by the scales closest to the shield, and made my way up to the head. I have the horns the same base colour as the scales and the rest of the skin, but I applied some white “on wet” to do the highlights. I never intended the orange to be so intense (that’s why I have the membranes a blue undercoat), but I’ll fix that later with a darker wash.

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Here she is with the main coat applied (plus some highlights). Notice how the skin tones vary between cold and warm in different parts.

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An old steel dragon hailing from another plane. She's been living among humans for a while now, learning about them and using her artistic talent to make recreations of relevant draconic figures from her homeland. Her aim is to teach humans about her kin and learn about them in return.

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