This week I also completed the Summoning Circle and the Demi-Lich from the Bones II Expansion Set I. The two pieces make a nice set, and are both pretty simple, so I thought I’d paint them at the same time.
I prepped the figures in the usual way; soaking them in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then giving them a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying. I then glued the stone circle to a 2" black-primed fender washer, and the Demi-Lich to a 1" black-primed fender washer, both with Aleene’s Tacky glue. I glued the Demi-Lich’s washer to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of Elmer’s White Glue. The 2" washer was big enough to just hand hold.
I began by painting the stones a random mix of DecoArt “Storm Cloud Grey”, Apple Barrel “Rock Grey”, and Duncan “Slate Grey”. I painted the parchment with Apple Barrel “Apple Parchment”, and the skulls with Americana “Buttermilk
Next, I painted the Candle with Deco Art "Light Antique White”, and the unidentifiable blob next to one of the skulls with Black. The mossy areas I did with DecoArt “Forest Green”, and the knife’s grip with Americana “Zinc”. Lastly, there was one object that I could not identify other than it resembling a hot dog in a bun; so I painted it that way, with a Folk Art “Butter Pecan” Bun, GW “Tanned Flesh” dog.
As I worked on the circle, I also worked on the Demi-Lich, adding paint to one, while waiting for a color on the other to dry
I began by painting the whole thing Apple Barrel “Apple Lavender” I then painted the bones with the “Light Antique White”
When these colors were dry, I gave the entire thing a wash with Iron Wind Metals “Purple” ink using a wet brush.
Here’s a shot of them together. Next, I plan to work on the pair of Cultists to go with this set-up.
I’m not real excited about my results. While thy are both fine and serviceable, in the end everything looks a bit too bright and cheerful. I think I should have gone for a darker palette for both pieces.