Post by prescenes2 on Jan 13, 2016 14:03:31 GMT -5
Ya know, that is a good question. For the most part, we basically always see the Ankly in a "earth" tone. A little mixing up the color palette would be intriguing. I went with the Black and Red method just because I wanted to mix it up a little different. I think I've seen a Greenish toned one and a Blue one. I guess the question is: do you want it to be bright and colorful or dulled down and drab? The options are endless.
Right now I am kicking a few ideas around in my head. I was looking through the gallery to get ideas.
I really like the reddish hue on the lower portion of this one
And I am wondering how it would look with the shell/spikes being something in the grey/white/black range. I'm tired of white/ivory/brown spikes. Just not sure if I can pull it all together to look natural.
Give it a try- worst that can happen is you won't like it had will have to repaint it. Post some pics of it either way so we can see what it looks like. maybe try the shell in several shades of green with the reddish tones and grey tones for the spikes.
I concur with the redish underbelly. I love to look through the gallery for ideas. Although I love the metallic snake-like blue grey from Zallinger's illustrations from my youth, it doesn't lend itself to the skin texture on the kits.
Well, getting closer to done now. Man, I keep forgetting just how many spikes are on this kit. That's a lot of painting when you are looking at 5 different colors on each one.
It does get a little daunting and tedious, doing meticulous details like this. Hopefully it will all turn out alright and you'll be proud as punch to display your hard labors! It's coming along superbly!