A little blast from the past.
Tyranid Tervigon, that I've painted a few years back. Reuploaded for my new CMON profile.
It was meant to be a training excercise for a different Tyranid project. I wanted to paint a Hive Tyrant in the most organic, realistic way possible and this Tervigon was meant as a test for some techniques and texture work. That was several years ago, I've never got around to making that Hive Tyrant, but I did get beter at painting fleshy surfaces since then, so I might revisit that project soon.
As preparation before painting the model, I've gather quite a hefty collection of research images meant as inspiration and reference material. The collection had everything, from photos of the most disgusting bugs, wounds sported by people fighting in warzones, most horrific diseases and hospital oddities imaginable, right down to pictures of rotting animal carcasses. One day someone found that collection on my laptop, and I had some embarassing explaining to do.
I think I would have prefered for them to find my porn. At least they wouldn't secretly fear that I was a psychopath, who's going to murder them in their sleep one day.