Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Farsight Enclave Riptide - Sometimes you push the bar, sometimes the bar pushes back.

So this guy is now pretty much done. I need to paint and attach his secondary weapons (fusion blasters) but I was very excited to show him off to you. I'm still getting the hang of the airbrush and I've found a new respect for the likes of GMM studios, Next Level and all those other completely airbrushed Riptides out there. It is NOT easy. 

I did a fair amount of brushwork on him though. My method was mainly airbrushing to get good foundations and then doing brushwork to define edges, clean up areas and so on. 

I feel I pushed my abilities outside my comfort zone but at times I feel it didn't work right. The glowy bits are an example. I just feel they look rather silly. Cartoony. 

Quite a model. Stubby arms, small head, but still pretty neat. 

I'm going to work on getting some good family shots of the whole Enclave soon enough. 


Enigma Crysis said...

That is one beautiful Riptide! You did an amazing job.

Dan Eldredge said...

If you always stay within your comfort zone you'll never improve. Keep pushing the boundaries, even if you stumble a little. Your results, even the glowy parts, look great.

Pete W said...

I'm with the other posters in that you should be proud of what you've done and how you stepped out of your comfort zone.

I think it may look a little over the top simply because it's so different to the style you are used to and comfortable in. By bringing this bright stuff to the fore it seems very cartoony in comparison to the gritty, desaturated look you usually go for.

Keep it up though :-)


Shas'el Mike said...

Amazing! My other thought would be considering from a particular distance. On my phone the light glows look good. While at arms length who knows? It is a neat way of forcing the brain to give the model a bit more real of a feel