In this installment I will be dealing with choosing a palette and mixing the colours needed to paint her skin.
Because she is a Sea Creature, I chose to paint her skin in a deep Aqua Blue, a colour I do not have in my possession. Therefore I chose to custom mix the desired colour.
All colours used are Reaper unless stated otherwise.
In the top row from left to right are Brilliant Blue, Pure White and Saffron Yellow.
The first step is to mix BB and PW to obtain a medium blue (second row on the left) Then mix small amounts of SY until you achieve Aqua (second row, right). Because I wanted the base coat dark, I added back a small amount of BB (bottom), which gave me a deep Aqua.
In order to choose an entire palette that would work with the Aqua and would be representative of ocean colours, I searched for pictures of sea coral for inspiration/
From these pictures I determined a palette of Mint Green, Coral and Coral Pink would work well with the Aqua.
In segment 2 I will cover painting the wings and her hair. Colour mixing will be discussed as will the technique of wet blending on the miniature itself.