Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tzeentch Flamer: Blue Fire and Earthy Body

Not my best work, but rather an exploration of contrasting colours. Here, I've painted the torso of the flamer in very earthy colours such as browns and oranges, with subtle highlights toward bright orange and yellow on the back's ridges.

The contrast colour to this is the blues found in the flame sprouts at the bottom skirt of the flamer and the flamer arms. Additionally, there are blue heads on this flamer as well (somewhat akin to my pink horrors painting schemes that have blue-in-pink ideas coming across). I think the photo doesn't show this aspect well, but in real life, it is reasonable!

Some of the finer detail included yellow-white flames coming from a couple of the "mouths" of the flamer's "face" and white needle-teeth and eyes scattered about the place.

Overall, it's not a great paint scheme to be fair (in my opinion), but okay. I am pleased with the vibrancy of the blue juxtaposed to the muted brown colours. If I were doing this again (and had more time!), I would probably pay more attention to the blues and have them "reflect" off the lower body of the flamer in a more fancy manner.


Anton said...

I can see what your trying to do with regards to the look, I'd be tempted to paint them really dark rather then the mega bright that you get normally?

Raptor1313 said...

It's interesting as an aidea and well-executed, but I'm just not 100% sold on the selection.

I like the contrast, but I just don't see flamers in earth tones. I think if you want to for cooler colors for flamers, I'd go towards green or purple, myself.

jabberjabber said...

Thanks for your comments guys -- I'll take them on board for the next flamer I paint up.

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