As promised I’m back with another step-by-step painting tutorial with photos. This time around I’m doing the gold bits of the Archon.
Step 1. The gold bits were base coated with a 1:1 mix of Scorched Brown and Shining Gold.
Step 2. They were then layered with Shining Gold to bring up the color.
Step 3. Shading was done with a 2:1 mix of Ogryn Flesh and Leviathan Purple. This mix was applied to the recesses and parts where shadows would form.
Step 4. To further shade the gold Devlan Mud was washed into the recesses.
Step 5 & 6. The edges were highlighted with a 1:1 mix of Burnished Gold and Shining Gold followed by an edge highlight of pure Mithril Silver. These two steps are combined because sometimes it’s necessary to go back with the gold mix and ‘glaze’ it onto the extreme highlights to tone them down a bit.
Next up I’ll be tackling the brass details of the shoulder guards, knee pad and helm so stay tuned and as always, thanks for stopping by. Cheers!