Heres a brief update of where I am.
Still feeling my way around this figure, trying to get a look I am happy with and i think I am getting there.
I recently got a tip about saturated and desaturated colour and I have decided to use that here.
The idea is you use toned down colours and then put something bright in to make it pop and give appeal to the figure.
I am aiming for the axe head to provide the pop by working the NMM.
Unfortunately these photos are not telling the right story as they are over exposed, but I hope it goes you the idea.
I also intend to incorporate freehand into every figure I paint from this point forward. Here I have applied a couple of tattoos, one on the shoulder and one on the belly. Once again the photo has not shown these as they are.
I'm hoping for a good day tomorrow where I could finish the painting, just the leather, inner cloak and some tidying up to do.
There will also be some weathering on this battle hardened bloke.
The base I already have in preparation. I believe this will set the pose off very well but more on that later.