Today Corporal DivaZ will show you his Step by Step on a great miniature, it is the beautiful “The Barbarian Dude” of Emanuele Giovagnoni that he painted for the online contest of Legio Pictorum: Verduricchio Aureo, you can have a look here. The sculpture is outstanding and we are sure it is a “must have” for all the fantasy’s lover.
The miniature mentioned is The Barbarian Dude from Raining Frogs Garage range in 32mm scale, sculped by Emanuele Giovagnoni, you can’t buy it because it is sold out but you can pay attention to his online store here not to lose his next releases.
On this occasion I thought about using a plinth of our series. The intention is to have a support less invasive as possible on sight to try to highlight the miniature.
After a white base I began the predominant part of the model: the skin. With the usual micro-time-sessions I set in my mind in an enough precise way the idea of global light and shadows that I intended to develop and I went ahead by small steps. I understand that is not the ideal procedure to work but my free time in this part of the year is, unfortunately, very little. For the colors I used a scheme very similar to the one previously used for the “Twinblade”, you can have a look here.
To stay on desaturated and a little bit cold tones that I had in mind I developed the kilt with blue/azure not too bright.
Once I finished the skin and short kilt the miniature is quite ready then I began the belt. Until the end I remained undecided between the realistic metal or metal not metal, I opted for the first because it gave me more satisfaction on sight.
In the meantime I prepared the base to simulate a rocky ledge above a pool from which some tentacles of undefined nature come out. Ok, it’s not the greatest originality but at that time I like it.
The last part waiting for some paint was the axe, again I tried to use desaturated and cold tones in line with the rest of the sketch.
These are the final pictures. I can only recommend this model: a pleasure to paint!
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