I finally got around to painting my Pyre Troll from Privateer Press. It was an ambitious paint-job, in that not only did I set out to paint flames and flame-illuminated effects for the first time, I also planned to do all the serious painting in one sitting.
I like the way it came out. There are flaws — serious ones, even — but it’s by far one of the best looking paint jobs I’ve pulled off yet. I love the way the freehanded blood vessel shadows came out on the glowing belly. That particular effect came to me as I was making the belly glow. Sadly, some of the best bits of it got drybrushed over with yellow as I was putting illumination effects from the flaming fists on the sides of the belly.
That drybrushing is flawed, too. That grew out of “I want to be done soon” rather than “I’m willing to take another day to make this look just right.” Doing thin applications of watered-down yellow, and slowly building up the lighting would have been much better.