Privateer Press mini from their Warmachine line. Sat in my drawer of shame way to long. This thing became the definition of "scope creep". I originally intended for him to on something fun and slightly larger than his gaming base...that went out the window as I constructed the rock portion of this thing. What fun! Tried the milliput/fimo technique that Julian Casses has explained, which produces great textures even though I didn't highlight them much in this piece. Time consuming but Ill definably be using it as my "go to" for more realistic looking rock.
After the construction grew, I then needed to try and balance the whole thing (the mini was overshadowed by the base)...which forced me to pay attention to composition on a larger scale than Im used to. Fun exercise, TONS of learning and a great topic to bounce off some friends and fellow artists.
Palette wise, I wanted to push different color temperatures to improve my understanding of colors (which I feel is a personal weakness). Im quite happy with many of the transitions as you rotate the figure, especially paired with the NMM, with the front being predominantly warm and the back cold.
Let me know what you think. Any tips, comments, critiques are always helpful in trying to improve and very much valued :)
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  • Rhett “Saint Toad” Jenkins

    Great scene. The color game is very effective. I love the ice effect!

  • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS


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      thanks for listening to my indecisiveness man :)  More than appreciate the art talk to keep me motivated and on the right track.

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  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"

    Steve your up yourself every time!!! Your hands have more talent than anyone . Unsurpassed!!! Gold

    • Steve Garcia

      Thanks John. High praise indeed. Xxooxo

  • sk_drille

    great painting

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  • Marius "Der Stone "Stein

    So cool!

  • Victor Vera

    great work !

  • Eamon Connerty

    Wow! Gold!

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"


    • Steve Garcia

      Thanks man! Big fan of your work.

  • Tim

    I’m not familiar with any of the Privateer Press minis and I have no idea why really. This little guy is loads of fun and packed with detail, detail you have brought to life beautifully! Gold all the way

    • Steve Garcia

      Thanks Tim! In hindsight all those extra details and layers were more than intended when I started but glad I did :)

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  • Riccardo "RA" AgostiniPLUS

    It’s an incredible work Steve! I hope to see it in person some day!

    • Steve Garcia

      Thanks Riccardo, means a lot brother. Yes (fingers crossed) hopefully soon :)

  • Mateusz Banaszkiewicz

    Very complex project, well done! I love the interaction between the figure & dead warjack on the base

    • Steve Garcia

      Thank you! I’m glad that came across, I had my doubts

  • Ben "skodone"

    love this so much, it really reminds me of old wow artwork from joe madureira and chris metzen!

    • Steve Garcia

      Thank you! That made my week. I’m a huge MAD fan (as everyone should be lol). This line in privateer presses has a lot of similarly, just right, exaggerated sculpts.
      ...this was really cool to read :) thanks again.

  • Perfect Tommy

    Magnificent good sir!

  • Will “Sik Willy” Hahn

    impeccable work as always brother

    • Steve Garcia

      Thanks Will. Can’t wait to see your next piece ;)

  • Anthony Wang

    Steve! So good! I love the cold and warm reds

    • Steve Garcia

      Thanks Anthony! Where’s that Tyrion?

  • Francois "Frado" Daugny

    Great harmony of colors and great atmosphere!! Gold!!