First up is Baron Simone LeCroix, Voodoo Master, a 28mm sculpt from Reaper Miniatures. I carved the base using Super Sculpey.
This is about as subdued a palette as one can get. A complete departure from my normal high voltage colour. The base is colourful because the design is appropriate for the subject and serves as a contrast to the figure.
This next figure is Enda, the Crazy Cat Lady. Another 28mm sculpt from Reaper Miniatures. I also sculpted this base from Super Sculpey.
Yes, it's Pat, the Arse Licking Cat
My vision of Edna was of an old lady who smokes 3 packs of unfiltered Camels a day and drinks copious amounts of gin straight up. In order to convey this, I painted her skin in a greenish-grey pallor, which I echoed in the drab green of her skirt and in the grey on the linoleum floor.
In an effort to explore new areas in painting, I have been restocking the lead pile with Pulp Noir, Pulp Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Survivors and I've just bought my first Zombie. The Pulp Sci-Fi will be done in bright Pulp Era colours and the some of the Steampunk will be bright. With the other figures, I intend to work with more subdued and desaturated palettes.
Everyone have a fabulous day and if you can't do that, knock back a pint or two and tell yourself "life is good, life is good" until you believe it.