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Quicksand monster

August 27, 2020

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When I found the miniature I knew I would turn it into a kind of Ooze. I find it pretty hard to find cheap Ooze miniatures.

I didn't really know which kind of Ooze I would make, but then I realized Ochre Jellies are large Ooze, so that would fit and I was set on this idea.

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I glued the hand in place and tried to fill the gap with modeling paste. This is the only paste I have, but it is very good for that. I will need to learn how to use milliput/greenstuff.

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No more of this weird colorscheme it had before.

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Heavy drybrush with some Caramel craft paint. It starts to look like an animated quicksand creature.

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After more and more layers of drybrush, I'm starting to get this sandy effect.

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Adding a wash to increase the contrast of the recesses.

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And once the wash dried.

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I decided to stray away from my initial attempt at making an Ochre Jelly and went for a custom quicksand monster instead. I painted the rocks in a purple tint, to make it look like it's a stone-related creature.

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I painted the bottom half of all gem in a lighter purple.

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It's hard to see, but I added some even lighter purple on top of the gem.

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The previous effect didn't work as I expected, so I started highlighting the edges with a white-purplish color.

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I then applied a purple wash on the gems to try to blend the previous attempts together. As you might guess, I had no clear idea of what I was doing. I didn't check any "how to paint crystals" tutorial online and just went on experimenting.