Finishing the set

Last of the three items being painted is the Captured Spring. This one was interesting to do and I think it turned out decently, despite my inexperience in drawing glass objects–never mind glass objects with a new medium.

The Captured Spring from Spectrum Blade

Overall, I think it worked well for completing the set, and I like the contrast between the three colors. I thought I ruined it with the metallic paints, though; they didn’t work like I expected, more opaque than translucent wash. I tried to pull it back together, but I’m not going to fret over the problems. It was a really fun project that inspired me to do more of this kind of work for my stories in the future. Later this month, I’ll set up the gallery and start putting these art pieces into it. It’s nice to see the set all together.

Spectrum Blade magic items

I may paint Zaide’s sword soon, as it’s the fourth important magical item that comes into play in the first book, but I don’t know yet. I’d actually like to make a physical version of the sword, but haven’t been able to find the right blade to modify just yet. Back before my daughter was born, there used to be a vendor at the local flea market who sold a wide variety of swords and knives. He doesn’t seem to go anymore, though, and I prefer not to shop online if I can avoid it.

But that’s a project for another day. Next week, it’s back to world building.

The video can be seen here:

Now for that world building…

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