This one was a bit of an experiment. I have a ring from DragonCon that’s a mix of purple and green, and it matches my Dungeons and Dragons dice.
How anyone who is a Terry Pratchett fan also knows that the colour of magic is described as a greenish purple, and that the Discworld floats through space on the back of four elephants who in turn ride on the shell of a turtle called the Great A’Tuin.
So when it came to painting a turtle, I just HAD to try the green/purple combo!
I started with two colours, one called “Deep Violet” that turned out to be rather more pink than purple.
You can see from these photos the shimmer I put into the shell. I had already gone over the shell with a darker purple, but you can see the pink still on the body.
I then decided to mix up a combo of green and blue and went over the pink sections. The result was a deeper purple colour.
The final scan, which doesn’t show the shimmer as well as the photos do: