Friday, 16 March 2012

A Study in Brown

Have been without a painting desk for over a week now, having decided it was much to awkward to move around given an impending house move. I'll be writing a proper commemorative blog later.

Anyway, no post for a fortnight, time to rectify with better images of my recent ogres. Very challenging to paint in brown. Has been a good exercise in making each brown different and distinctive, yet look like they belong together and of similar colour temperature. Photos were taken in natural light (overcast conditions outside).

Ogre Mercenary (*must get that shield sorted out!):

Tons of nice fiddly detail on this one, this and the other ogres in the set retains Jes Goodwin's style first shown in his work for Asgard. With the next group of ogres, it looks like less time was spent on finer detail, and the ogres have a more generic character.

I already posted a shot of this Gladiator before but here we have a better view; and the same with the Warlord, looking much better in natural light. 

 AD&D Ogre:

I had quite a lot of fun doing this. Layer upon layer of various browns. In close up, there are all sorts of wonderful effects going on. Very painterly. I think Mr Blanche himself would approve.


Thursday, 1 March 2012

Project Ogre

Bypassing the McDeath promise for now, here are a bunch of classic, old school oggers for your visual enjoyment, and might even induce a giddy feeling of nostalgia if you are of a certain age.

So, halfway through my recent Project directive of 16 ogres now, though the photo above shows nine (it being a refugee from the AD&D line.) The left-hand 5 are all paint jobs from the early 90's, the rest all recent (2nd & 3rd from right only varnished last night). Will follow up on these two soon when I've edited the images.

And these are the rest, to be worked on who knows when, but I used up some black paint on the Chaos Ogre so I guess he will be next. I actually painted an example of that model soooo long ago it gives me temporal vertigo. Sold it for a fiver at a shop in Orpington. I wonder where it is now, along with 50-odd other painted minis...