'Allo Creepers - Littleleadperson here!
In the latest instalment of the HeroQuest Hero Quest we have the most fearsome creature of all! Behold and despair for he will tear down your towns and eat your daughters - it is the horrific, the earth-shaking.....
Let's be honest this little grunt would be lucky if he got to scrape the Barbarian before having his green arse flattened like a pancake.
To paint this little punk I followed some techniques I unearthed from the White Dwarf number 97.
I've been poring over the 'Eavy Metal and Blanchitsu articles from those early days and the work of Richard Wright struck me with his very clean but subtle work.
Following his methods as described by John Blanche in this edition of Blanchitsu I undercoated him white and mixed Goblin Green with Citadel Yellow Ink to give him his skin colour.
Then with a very thin brush tip I built up the colour and highlights by mixing in white layer by layer. I added blue ink to the mix to shade down in the crevices. Adding some black Nuln Oil to the mix i then shaded between the goblin flesh and other surfaces.
For his belt, boots and tunic I did much of the same with paint mixed with inks to create the light and shade. For the sword I also followed Wright's M.O. and this time covered it in a diluted layer of blue ink and adding more and more grey to the mix I applied a progressively lighter drybrushes.
I really enjoyed this technique - it brings out the detail early on and so the character of the figure is easily and quickly apparent.
Now on to the entry of everyone's favourite Frenchman JB !