Saturday, May 19, 2012
Alien Color Test
While this is not one of the paintings Giger used while designing the original "Alien" creature, I find the color depth and unique curved gloss elements to be inspiring. To this end, I have been experimenting with these colors on a few random miniatures.
Here is the treatment I used:
Light drybrush drab olive
Light drybrush middle metallic
Dark brown/black dip
Here are the results:
The shoulderpad in the photo has received an additional spot treatment. I mixed water effects with a tiny touch of white, and layered that on to the curved plate. I plan to use a similar treatment on the curved and smooth heads of the Aliens.
On the models themselves, I am hoping to airbrush at least one of the layers of color. I have had some success getting a top-down lighting effect glow, so I think there is potential for some interesting work.
I only have about 10 models left to build at this point, and I am itching to get painting.
I would appreciate any feedback on the colors.
Posted by Dan (nyhil) at 1:55 PM
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Hi Dan - the turqouise and blacks looks spot on; the shoulder pad seems out of place, like a wet tan(?). Is that the intent?ReplyDelete
If you look at the Giger painting, and check out the lower-right portion of the view, you should see the "wet tan" you mention.ReplyDelete