I’ve finally finished my first batch of Bones painting. I chose the undead, figuring that they would be the easiest to do and any mistakes would be easy to cover up.
Here is all of the supplies I used to base and paint these fine upstanding corpses (plus a little plastic palette, a water cup, and small paintbrushes). The flock is blender’ed decorative moss from Joann’s, the white powder is baking soda, the rocks are basic aquarium rocks, and the black/brown bits are baked and crushed eggshells.
Here is some close-ups of the ‘groups’ they began to form into while I painted them. My basic process (after a few mistakes of color choices) boiled down to this:
- Glue figure to base.
- Use white glue/PVA to flock the base with anything I don’t want to keep the color of.
- Paint the ‘base’ color for each area on the figure and base. This will be the middle ground between shadow and highlight. I tried to do hard to reach areas first, but my painting skills are not great so I had to redo lots of small bits.
- Run a very thin wash of black over everything.
- Do a light dry-brush of a lighter or highlight color on each area.
- Add more PVA spots for flocking I want to be visible: the ground up moss in this case.
- Hit everything with a coat of matte, clear spraypaint for some protection.
- Glob on some mod podge on the places I want to be shiny or glossy, like the gore.
My standard zombies, drenched in fresh blood.
My wierdo undead: a black blooded, pale creeper, a white eyed blood soaked maiden, and a rippling muscle-bound skinless rage monster.
Mummies, dirty mummies, and a blood Pharaoh.