Krull is a well established miniature already. One of my friends had bought a painted one a while back and wanted some extra oomph on it to make it more unique. I offered to bring out the runes on the shell and show the writing.
The runes had no pigment on them to differentiate them from the shell. This could have been done to show the runes as carvings upon the shell itself. I wanted the runes to be able to light up when magic was in use. It was also one of my first times using the fluorescent paints I love so much.
I began using the fluorescent green to fill in the straight lines first. I also filled the eyes and other simple shapes first. Even with out a black light to show the glow it is already looking more defined and the symbols are standing out more.
I also thought the green complimented the colors of the miniature. Green matches well with the blue of his skin and the yellow-green of the necrotic flame on the staff. I wanted the runes to have a similar necromantic glow.
I filled in the runes next. It was slow and difficult going but eventually I was able to complete the entire shell. Again, even without the glow, the green stands out beautifully on the dark grey shell. Under black light the green looks like magic being channeled through the shell!
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