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.



  1. Looking very good. I do love those older ogre models.

  2. All very nice! They currently look very brown, but I think they'll look great when the bases are finished! In particular, I like the rough and worn look of the armour pieces on the warlord and gladiator.

  3. Thank you both!
    Yes, quite right about the bases. I will do that when they are all complete (whenever that happens), and I'll build a unified base for them, with magnetic inserts so they can be taken out individually.