Painting Conundrum: Advice Needed

Soulgore: HelpSo, I’m working on wrapping up my Lord on Juggernaut with Axe of Blind Fury and here’s my issue. Take a look at that image. The axe blends in way too much with the Juggernaut/Bull, especially at that angle. I’m trying to think of a way of ‘fixing’ it. I really like how the bull came out and I like how the axe came out but together the axe does not stand out like I want it to.

Considering I like how the axe came out, I could just set that one aside (the arm is magnetized), and start a new one all together. Not ideal but it’s one arm to redo, could be worse. Alternatively, and my preferred approach, is to tackle that axe and get it to pop against the bull. The question is, how do I do that without redoing the entire axe? Again, I like my technique on it and would hate to trash that. I could change the axe up to be a fiery glow on the entire weapon, instead of the lines of energy, using more oranges and yellows – just redo it. It would still be similar to the bull but more yellows would pull it away a bit. I could just make those energy lines wider to allow for more yellow in there. Maybe instead I glaze over the bull with another color to alter up the red?

I just don’t know what to do here. Am I looking into it too much? Does the matching weapon and bull work and I’m just being picky since I tend to use a lot of contrast? Any help or opinions would be appreciated!

  • khorneinquisitor

    If you put a little yellow in the lines and then some white extreme highlighting, particularly at the intersections, I think it would pop. You could also you a light grey to highlight the black edge of the axe, particularly the top.

    • There is yellow in there but those lines are so thin it’s hard to see in the shot. I could definitely add more yellow, blend it up some more, and toss in some white like you said. It might work. Like I said, I really like how it came out and redoing the entire axe would make me sad.

      • Warren Falconer

        From the angle of that picture it blends in, I had to go back and look at the other pictures you put in last post. From any other angle it looks just fine. I wouldn’t mess with it at this point unless you are a glutton for punishment.

        The whole model looks great don’t expect things to not blend in when pictures are taken in low light and from a not so good angle ; ).

        • That was what I saw walking by it yesterday, that angle and lighting and it bugged me. Sometimes I fixate on the small things.

          I did lighten it up more with more yellow and went to white at certain points and I honestly think it looks better now. I really didn’t want to do anything crazy, though at the time it irked me, because yeah, I’d just be asking for trouble.

          • It sounds like you may have already fixed this, but I would take the edge highlights a little further to better define the outline of the weapon. You could also apply the same energy field colors along the edges to get a similar effect.

  • JD Brink

    What if you just took the picture at a different angle…?
    I would agree with others, maybe just a bit more yellow and/or lighter edges.

    • At other angles it’s fine and I wasn’t trying to find an angle where things blended, I just happened to walk by and saw what I took a shot of and then thought that’s more-or-less the angle you’ll see it at when playing.

      Anyway, it was a moment of OCD ;)

  • JustHippie

    That is a great pic!

    • Thanks.

      Wrapping up the basing now and a few final touches. He’ll be done and ready to use on Wednesday finally.

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