The Corrupted Solar
I was asked to paint this terrifying thing for a friend of mine. Apparently it is a corrupted solar that was taken over by a bug like parasite. The end result is a powerful solar controlled by a hive mind. After priming the miniature, I painted the entire body in a skin tone. I started adding black to the extremities and bug areas.
After applying black to all the bug like protrusions, I painted the eyes on the head and the one coming out of the stomach. I painted the stomach eye with a fluorescent orange color and some red mixed in. The strange pupil of the eye was also painted black. I wanted it to look like both human and monster so I gave the eyeball a white color.
For the eyes on the head of the miniature I used black for the main eyeball, fluorescent orange for the lens and black again for the pupil. I wanted the “monster” to be fully in control of the body. Whatever solar soul once lived within is no longer in a position to take over.
I added a dry brush of gold to the black protrusions to give them a more beetle-like texture. I painted the teeth in a basic bone color and I used the glistening blood effect paint to cover the tongue and keep the shiny effect of the paint. I really wanted to up the gross and scary factor of the miniature and I think I got there.
This is a close up shot of the corrupted solar. I really like the shimmer of the gold on black for the parasite appendages, it really shows the dual nature of the biological makeup of the creature. I kept creeping myself out during this paint job.
My friend wanted it to be as scary a miniature as possible so I had to add more blood of course. I added a lining of blood along the opening of the eyeball coming out of the stomach. It shows how the skin got pulled back to allow the eye to come out.
The next step in bringing this creepy monstrosity to life was to add a skin wash to the remaining skin. It added depth to the skin. Adding a flesh wash adds shadow to the effect as well. The places where it pools are also the areas that look shadowed.
One of the final steps was to paint the base. It consisted of a stone like wasteland and bodies laying in its path. I used all different types skin colors, from dark to super light, added hair and blood to the bodies. They are either dying in the corrupted Solar’s path or have died recently. I gave the protective covering of the stomach eye a bone color and brushed on some mold effect paint.
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