I know this is coming out late in the day, but since it’s still Tuesday, I figure it still counts. So there.
One of the things I did for the Titan Exchange was a Hunter for friend Northblade, of Hobby Hysteria.
I knew I wanted to do freehand on that nice clean top of the hunter, and a Cygnus was as good a thing as anything else. The stock scheme uses yellow for the Cygnus symbol, and I know from experience that yellows are terribly transparent, and would have a ell of a time covering the rich, deep blues I was going to use. So, the yellow needed to come first.
This meant that I would need to paint the Cygnus using negative space – ie, painting all the stuff that was not the Cygnus.
I figured I should practice this first, so I got out a pencil and a sheet of paper along with my Forces of: Cygnar book as a reference. The sketch wasn’t going to be the proper scale, I just wanted to work out how to construct the Cygnus backwards – without getting any paint or pencil marks “inside the lines”.