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Dark Dragon Knights

These are the dark Knights that fought on behalf of Null. I wanted a shadowy look to them, as if they could go incorporeal at any moment. So I used a lot of dark colors and shadow wash to create that effect. I started off with a dark blue black, the same color I used on the Null miniature.

After adding the first two layers of the blue black I painted the shields and weapons in a dark metallic color. I wanted even the armor and weapons to look corrupted and dark. For the blue capes and armor, I had to apply at least four layers to get the deep coloring I was looking for.

They were all dark toned and I used shadow wash to add some depth to the clothing. I also used purple for the second color of their armor and used the dark metallic bronze to add small details like buckles to the armor. There were two black Dragonborn and a helmeted Dark Knight.

I dry brushed some of the dark metallic bronze on some of the armor to add a slight shine and contrast to the straight black. While the two on each side are fighters, the one in the middle is a mage and the true key to reach Null. The teeth and claws are all standard bone color with some shadow wash to make them look like claws that have been in use for some time.

I put them all on standard black based and painted the faces. All had red eyes. I painted them in the Glistening Blood effect because it retains its shine after drying. Everything got a liberal coating of shadow wash, even the weapons. I really like how it looks on some of the armor. It adds a realistic look to the cloth and armor.

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Published by dndwife

My husband and I run a dungeons and dragons table together and I write about our crazy adventures both in and out of the story. My husband DM's and I am the table artist. I paint minis for everyone at the table and provide crafted gifts like dice boxes, bags, and artwork.

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