These two pictures show where the figure stands currently. I have added some color to the grasses with Greenish Umber and Yellow Ochre. This figure should be filthy from the campaign and the elements so I have begun to dirty him up. I initially stippled areas of the figure with a "muddy" mix of all the browns that were on my pallet paper. This was followed by dipping a stiff brush in thinner, making a thinned slurry of the mud mix and splattering the figure by drawing my thumb over the inverted brush over the lower extremities and allowing to dry. This process can be mentally frustrating after spending so much time painting all those details but the end results are worth it. After I glue the sword hand on I will use the same technique to get some blood splatters on the sword hand and armor.
Now I begin painting the shield details, sword, scabbard and belt details. Stay tuned.