The problem with being a painter of my skill is that you find yourself at something of a middle point where you experience something of an impasse. I'm neither a beginner, nor a master... so I can paint up to an "acceptable" standard, but I have a hard time pushing myself further. It's not always a matter of motivation; I often just plain can't think beyond what I'm currently doing and I don't know how to bring what I'm doing up to a higher standard.
Striking Scorpions. I've painted enough of them by now. I sat down and counted; I've probably painted about 50 Striking Scorpions at this point. I'm familiar with the anatomy of them; their armor plates, their boots, their helmets, their faces... I know it well. And I find them uninspiring. I've seen plenty of good Scorpion paint jobs (like those belonging to my friend Ben), but have never felt particularly inspired for my own.
This is a look that does, actually, inspire me. The combination of blue and bone in my Iyanden army still rocks my world. I nuanced this fella with the usual Bleached Bone & ink combination... and the blue adds a brilliance to what might become an overall tone that's a bit too earthy.
He's not done, however; I think I could add more, develop more, evolve more.
There will be lots of photos as he develops.