The figures from the Arena Rex kickstarter arrived this past week. I've been looking forward to these for a long time so I put my other projects on hold and started on one of my favorite sculpts from the project, Otho Mentulus. He's got a ton of detail and it's one of the more historically accurate sculpts. I've gotten used to working on larger scales, so it's been an adjustment to paint a gaming miniature again.
For the skin I stuck with my usual mix, Reaper's Mahogany Brown, Chestnut Brown, Rosy Shadow, Fair Skin, and Fair Highlight. I made a small adjustment in the shadows, instead of going pure Mahogany to pure Chestnut to pure Rosy Shadow, I mixed Rosy Shadow into both browns (about 1 part rosy shadow to 3 parts brown). You wouldn't normally notice the difference, but in large shadow areas I think it helps. Because of his pose he's got some large shadow areas like his chest. As usual, after the regular shading I went back with red and purple glazes to add a little more variation to the skin
I used the Burgundy Wine color as my shadow tone for both the red and the blue sections. I haven't quite decided what I want to do with the feathers, red, blue, or split the difference and go with purple.