I began by painting the figure entirely with Americana “Charcoal Grey”. When dry, I dabbed the anchor here and there with Americana “Light Cinnamon”, and then followed with dabbing the anchor with Accent “Golden Oxide”.
I did a few lighter anchor dabs with Reaper MSP “Lantern Yellow”, and then turned to the skeletons. I began by painting the all bones with Reaper MSP “Graveyard Bone”. I then painted the anchor skeleton’s boots with Ceramcoat “Charcoal”, and the pants with Folk Art “Cloudy Day”
Next, I painted the shirt with Folk Art “Porcelain White”, and the head scarf with Pathfinder MSP Urgathea Red”. After that, I painted The rocks with Folk Art “Dapple Grey”, and then the straps holding the skeleton on the anchor with Americana “Asphaltum”.
I then painted the pirate’s sash with “Antique Gold”, and then did the ropes on the anchor with Reaper MSP “Ginger Cookie”. After that, I painted the broken planks with Folk Art “Barn Wood”, and the assorted barnacles and shells with Folk Art “Gray Green”. I followed with painting what looked to be coral to me with Reaper MSP “Brains Pink”, and the coins with Folk Art Brushed Metal “Brushed Bronze”.
Next, I highlighted the pirate’s shirt with Reaper MSP “Bleached Linen”, and Reaper MSP “Peppermint White”. I then highlighted the head scarf with Reaper MSP Bones “Cinnamon Red”, and Reaper MSP “Fresh Blood”. After that, I highlighted the pants with the base “Cloudy Day”, and then some Crafter’s Acrylic “Cool Blue”; and followed by doing the sash with Americana “Antique Gold”, and Reaper MSP “Palomino Gold”.
I then highlighted the boots with the base “Charcoal, and mixed in a little Americana “Zinc”; and afterwards did the highlights on straps holding the pirate on the anchor using the base “Asphaltum with some Americana “Terra Cotta mixed in. After that, I highlighted all the rope sing Folk Art “Butter Pecan”, and then highlighted the planks with he base “Barn Wood”. Next, I highlighted the rocks with the base “”Dapple Grey”, and then mixed in some Folk Art “Porcelain White”, and then moved to what I interpreted as coral, and highlighted that with Apple Barrel “Apple Lt. Pink”. I finished by highlighting the coins with some Folk Art Metallics “Pure Gold”.
I’m really pleased with how this piece turned out. It will add a lot of character as scatter terrain in either a jungle, seaside, or underwater setting. And players can always wonder if the skeletons are really “just” scenery or not… 🙂