How to paint a Purple Dragon Miniature (Part 2)

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This tutorial shows the second part of how to paint a purple dragon with the Vallejo paint set. In it, we will finish painting this dragon, painting the horns, claws, eyes and the base.

It is important that you check the previous tutorial (Part 1) in order to continue with the process.

As we mentioned in the previous tutorial, this fantastic miniature has been printed in resin by the ” Alchemy 3D prints ” company. The design of the miniature is carried out by “Lord of the Print” and is a great version of the dragons from Dungeons and Dragons.

You can order your prints on their official website or on their Etsy store .

And now… Let’s start with the tutorial!

claws and mouth

1.- All the claws and teeth are painted using BoneWhite Game Color 72.034.

2.- On these claws and teeth a wash is applied using Game Wash Umber Wash 73.203. Very diluted glazes are applied over the mouth using Game Color Gory Red72.011 to add a reddish tone to the mouth area.

3.-The claws and teeth are highlighted using Game Color Bonewhite 72.034 and in the final part of all of them a bit of Model Color Ivory 70.918.

The tongue is painted using Game Color Gory Red 72.011, and it is highlighted with the stippling technique using a mixture of this red and Model Color Magenta 70.945, to finally apply some final touches of pure Magenta.


5.- To paint the eyes, Game Color Golden Yellow72.007 is applied all over the eye, and once dry, a fine line is painted using Game Color Black 72.051 to paint the pupil.

6.- To finish with the eyes and give them a shiny effect, a small dot is applied using Game Color Dead White 72.001 on the upper part of the eye.

Base and Horn

7.- With the base primed in black, Model Air Neutral Grey 71.051 is used with the help of an airbrush and after that, we apply Game Air Stonewall Grey 72.749 in the higher parts.

8.- On the ground and lower parts of the rocks, using the airbrush, a first pass of Model Air Dark Earth 71.029 is applied, and after that, Model Color Flat Earth 70.983 to illuminate it.

9.- We cover the Dragon’s head, leaving only the upper horn, andModel Color Chocolate Brown 70.872 is applied.

10.- Using an airbrush, do a first pass of Bonewhite Game Color 72.034, leaving the brown from the previous step on the bottom. Finally, Model Color Ivory 70.918 is applied on the top of the horn.

11.- A wash is applied to the horn using Game Wash Umber Wash 73.203. On the base rocks, Game Wash Black Wash 73.201 is used.

12.- The horn is illuminated using a mixture of Bonewhite Game Color 72.034 and Model Color Ivory 70.918, increasing the luminosity in the upper parts of the horn.

13.- On the ground of the base, a dry brush is applied using Model Color Dark Sand 70.847. On the gray rocks, a generous dry brush is applied using Cold Grey Game Color 72.050 and after that, a more selective dry brush is applied on the corners with Stonewall GreyGame Color 72.049.

14.- Vallejo Pigments Faded Olive Green 73.122 is used on some points of the rocks to generate a dirty effect. To finish, we paint the rest of the details like the skulls of the base

Here we can see the final result. Final photos prepared with white background.

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