How to Paint: Titanite Demon

This is a How-to-Paint tutorial of the Titanite Demon from Dark Souls The Board Game.

Background:

The Titanite Demon is also known as the Prowling Demon. It made its first appearance in the video game Dark Souls and is one of the first mini-bosses encountered in the game by the player. According to lore, Titanite Demons are monsters who have risen from titanite slabs when a the namesless blacksmith deity passed. Titanite is a type of mineral found in the game that is used to strengthen and upgrade equipment including weapons and armor. There are a few Titanite Demons that remain the world of Dark Souls and they all retain the power that lie within the titanite slabs. They are some of the most difficult monsters to encounter, especially early on in the game. Despite missing a leg, they are able to leap across a room and impale their victims with their catching poles. In addition, they are able to sweeping attacks with both the catching pole and their tail, and can send lightning bolts as a ranged-attack.

Paints used:

Step-by-step painting guide:

Here’s a brief step-by-step painting process. For the quick and easy guide video, scroll down straight below.

  1. Cut and remove visible and prominent mold lines. Be careful when using a hobby knife.
  2. Wash the figure with warm water and soap to remove any oil and residue.
  3. Apply Primer: I use a brush-on primer by Vallejo – Surface Primer Black. The black within the crevices will serve as the shadows and there won’t be a need to do a dark wash.
  4. Dry-brush the stone layer using a flat gray color. This sets the stone layer of the titanite demons. They are made from minerals after all. For this I used Reaper MSP Shadowed Stone, which came with my Reaper Bones Learn to Paint Kit.
  5. Paint inscription red as an accent. Thin the paint significantly so that it lies on top of the stone layer to create a somewhat glowing or worn effect. For this, I used Vallejo Game Color Bloody Red.
  6. Paint the catching pole silver. For this I used Vallejo Liquid Metal – Silver. I did not wash this because I wanted to keep it nice and shiny and distinguish it from the rest of the demon.
  7. Dry-brush the metal layer using a metallic silver. For this I used Vallejo Liquid Metal and I focused on the upraised parts as well as the bigger muscles groups such as the shoulders, back, and chest.
  8. Paint the base a flat grey color.
  9. Seal using a varnish that I made by mixing 1:1 ratio of Vallejo Matte and Vallejo Gloss varnish. The gloss was too glossy and made the figure look wet, and the matte was too flat and took away from the metallic luster. The 1:1 ratio created a more satin look that I was satisfied with.

Here’s the video:

 

Finished Product:

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Thanks for checking it out! Let me know if you have any questions or comments!

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