I began by painting the body of the figure with Ceramcoat “Black”. Then when the “Black” was dry, I drybrushed it with Crafter’s Acrylic “African Violet”. After that, I gave it a lighter drybrush of Apple Barrel “Apple Lavender”. I then worked on the underbelly, first using a mix of the “Black” and the “African Violet” around the outer edges, and then adding in some of the “Apple Lavender” to blend it lighter towards the center. Lastly, I mixed in some Folk Art “Milkshake” for the center. I then drybrushed it with Americana “Dove Grey”, and then directly painted some “Dove Grey” highlights.
Next, I painted the feet with the “Milkshake”, and then painted the blade-like “hooks”, talons, and beak with Folk Art “Barn Wood”. When dry, I attempted to blend them all into the black body by mixing the base color, (“Milkshake” for the feet, “Barn Wood” for the blade-like “hooks”, talons, and beak,) with Citadel Contrast “Black Templar”. When that was dry, I gave the blade-like “hooks”, talons, beak, and feet all a coat of Citadel “Nuln Oil”.
When the wash was dry, I drybrushed the blade-like “hooks”, talons, and beak, with the base “Barn Wood”. I then did some direct brush highlights with the same color where it was too close to the black body to drybrush well. Next, I mixed some Crafter’s Acrylic “Light Antique White” with the “Barn Wood” and did another round of lighter highlights. After that, I did a few spot highlights with just the plain “Light Antique White”. I then highlighted the feet with the base “Milkshake”.