A friend of mine has started Raven Guard, we have a new Raven Guard in our Deathwatch group so I felt inclined to come back to my own. I also figured to assist the friend of mine, who I'm also doing a commission version of "Shadow Captain Shrike", I'd post my free hand method of painting the Raven Guard chapter
Ron over at FTW posted this a while ago, and I like it but I honestly (and humbly) believe mine to be closer to the offical pics of the symbol.
So here's my attempt in 9 easy stages.
|Stage 1: This is a space marine shoulder pad painted black.|
|Stage 2: Ok a little more complicated, 7 white dots, one two thrids up center, one either side, one about two thirds down center with one either side and finally one bottom center. (All in "Skull White")|
|Stage 3: Join the top 3 dots with a curved line.|
|Stage 4: Join the end of your new curve to the corner dots.|
|Stage 5a: A half mil apart draw two line down shown|
|Stage 5b: Repeat for the other side|
|Stage 6: Draw a "V" from the corner of the inner most wing sections to the lower dot|
|Stage 7; Draw a "V" down wards with two lines half a mil appart for the tail|
|Stage 8: Another "V" to make the tail a diamond, then fill in the tail and body. I also like to thicken the top win section to blend it into the body better.|
Stage 9: The head is tricky and will just take a little practifce to get the right shape. Sorry. A small triangle will look just fine though.Hope its helpful.