Next, I drybrushed the light areas with some Americana “Snow White”, and then highlighted the darker parts with a mix of the “Charcoal Grey” with the lighter Aleene’s “Dusty Khaki” After that, I painted the dot pattern on his head with Ceramcoat “Black”, mixed with a little of the “Charcoal Grey”, and then painted the tail with Reaper MSP “Holly Berry”. After that, I painted the inside of the mouth with Folk Art “Milkshake”, and then painted the eyes with the “Snow White” and added inner circles with the “Black”
When the mouth was dry, I gave it a coat of Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash. I then drybrushed the tail with some Crafter’s Acrylic “Pure Pumpkin”, and then used the “Pure Pumpkin” to paint the edges of the top and underside fins. Next, I highlighted the fin edges, and parts of the tail with some Americana “Tangerine”, followed by some spot highlights with Crafter’s Acrylic “Bright Yellow”.
I’m happy with how this turned out. Doing creatures with irregular color patterns like this never look just right while I’m doing them, especially if in nature the dividing line is not sharp but made up of individual hairs or fur; but I think this doesn’t look too bad when viewed at table distance or in photos.