I took some time this weekend, and finally finished the paintjob on my sunken ruin for DeepWars. I am quite pleased with the result, although I had thought of trying one last wash with a darker grey to tone the colours down a bit. For now I will likely not, but if you think it is a bit too bright, I would appreciate any suggestions.
The painting was fairly straightforward - I started with a base of flat latex exterior house paint. I mixed black and white to the colour I wanted. Subsequent layers had differing amounts of cream added. After I was satisfied with the stonework, I painted the sealife. Many different shades of purple, pink, green, red, blue, yellow, orange, green (did I miss any, lol?) were applied to give it a sense of diversity. Mostly it was a base of purple, and other colours drybrushed on. Although I did apply some blue washes to the whole structure. The sand was done as my gaming mat - a base of brown with purple, green, and blue, followed by another drybrush of brown. Final touches were applied with bright blue-green to simulate the shining effect of the ethers in the Shadow Sea.
Onto the pictures! We will start with overall shots:
Next, a few closeups of the encrusting life:
A better view of the stairs and platform:
And a final parting shot with my painted miniatures so far - the Dagathonan Salvager and the newly finished Draconid Shaman (who will get his own blog post shortly!)
I am very pleased with the way this piece turned out. I think it has a nice shallow reef feel to it, and the plaster/glue trick really looks like coralline algae!
As always, comments and suggestions welcome!