Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Fabius Bile Conversion: Paint Fail?
So I finally carve out some painting time on my day off and I'm real excited 'cuz I decided I want to paint one of my chaos characters and... I'm not too happy with the results.
My concept is that Doctor Faustus (my homemade Fabius Bile) is one of the Angels of Purity, a succession chapter of Dark Angels that has fractured and gone chaotic. My envisioned color scheme for the AoP was bone armor with green cloaks. Actually, I'm pretty happy with the bone color I managed for the most part. But the model overall... It just doesn't *POP*. There's nothing that stands out. It's very basic and way too subtle.
These pictures don't show what your eye could see but it doesn't really matter -- the one nice detail I like is so weak that the camera isn't picking it up, which indicates a problem. What you can't really see is a faint green glow in the face slit of the helmet and the third eye on the forehead, which looks kinda nice but again... Too subtle. No pop. BORING.
Maybe if I did the extra limbs in a shade of green instead of fleshy pink, with bone scythe blades (my original idea, though it ended up too much blah bone white) to keep a more consistent color scheme?
Someday I'll get back to him, but no time soon. Should have done the chaos centaurs instead...