I've completed another commission for Frontline Gaming. For this one, the customer chose a brown scheme using the Ravenwing iconography for a generic chapter or chapter of his own devising. This was a LEVEL 1 commission which means just one highlight.
This was the first time I'd ever done Edge Highlighting which is the preferred method for doing this level of commission. I know it may seem strange that someone doing commission work hasn't done edge highlighting, but it's just not my preferred method. I prefer to wet blend everything or just do blocked highlights over darker colors and washes.
The first go-around they looked terrible. I tried really hard to keep the edge highlights thin and vague, but instead they came out kind of sloppy. Because of that, I had to spend an additional 4 hours on making the highlight heavier and more pronounced. The good thing is, I know what I'm doing now and won't make the same mistake again; therefore an army like this will take less time. In all 40 hours isn't terrible, but I think I can cut it down to 35 without sacrificing quality (which, of course, is the most important thing).
|Edge highlighting on the Dreadnought before and after fixing it. I honestly think it looks pretty great especially considering it's a Level 1 job.|
I'm looking forward to my next commission. Thanks to Wendy who's been taking on extra responsibilities so that I may work at this new part-time job!