Hello all! I'm about 95% done with my costume as a whole, but then I had to leave for school >.< I'm going to head back home a few days before Blizzcon though, and finish things up.
My Atiesh needs a bit of help. The wood finish and leather I used for the grips ended up being darker than the in game version here: http://static.wowhead.com/uploads/sc...rmal/67714.jpg
but I figured, that's ok as long as I have just about everything else right. So I started painting the bird on top with that grid pattern, and it looked really stupid for some reason. So then I painted a wood pattern on it, and kind of painted some grooves and highlights and a knot or two in the wood. This looked better imo, gave it more of an organic feel, which works for a druid. But it still wasn't as good as I had hoped, I'm really going for quality here.
So I have a couple questions. 1- should I stick 100% with accuracy and paint the grid pattern on it?
2- if I decide to stay with the wood pattern, do you guys have any tips or tricks on how to paint a realistic wood pattern? Thanks!