This was actually the first experiment in painting the freehand patterns on the Gates of Antares Algoryn skimmers.
I had tried this freehand on other Sci-fi figures in the past, and I thought it would be interesting to try out!
The shape of these skimmers is very fortuitous, because the forward part of the craft tends to work well with the locations of the eyes, and even where 'teeth' should be.
The sides are relatively flat, so the pattern is not too distorted.
Stay tuned because more skimmers are in the house, and I have more critters to paint!