After painting skin I moved forward to hair and crest. I wanted to make the crest a sort of eye-catcher so I used variety of reds (dark, crimson and scarlet) available in my pallet to make its color intensive and vivid. Hair were painted black and slightly highlighted by dry brushing with basic skintone.
Metal armbands and earring were painted with natural steel, grey gunmetal and silver for highlights. Other jewelry - animal fangs and beads were painted using rather natural colors Ė emerald, dark red, yellow ochre and ivory.
After finishing upper part of figure I moved to painting quiver, trousers, moccasins and shield. I used brown leather as base color. Lighter shades were achieved by using mixes of brown and red leather, dark and light sand and yellow ochre. Feathers were painted with White and Black, delicately dry brushed with natural skintone to bring the texture up. Bison head, quiver and moccasins ornaments were painted using dark red, diluted on shield to give effect of being actually worn. Wooden parts (the club and bow) were painted using Old and New Wood paints with delicate wash of diluted Old Wood paint.
Last step was attaching shield and quiver to the figure and covering joint areas.
I kept base on which the figure is standing in sand and ochre colors using shades of grey for stones and adding a few clumps of grass.