Backtracking a little, I prepped the figure in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying. I then glued the figure's separate base to a 2" black-primed fender washer with Aleene's Tacky glue. Once the figure's base was firmly glued to the washer, I then added my new boulder foot rest. The 2" washer was big enough to just hand hold, so I didn't glue it to a tongue depressor.
I began by painting his upper body with Crafters Acrylic "Storm Cloud Grey", and his undersides with White. His open mouth I painted with Crafters Acrylic "Cherry Blossom Pink".
I then painted all the shells and other baubles hanging on his wrist guards with an assortment of yellows, grays, and blues I grabbed haphazardly off my painting table. Then, I drybrushed the rock he's standing on with first Americana "Sable Brown", followed by Americana "Khaki". When all the paint had a few hours to dry, I gave the entire figure a wash with diluted Black in with a little drop of dish soap added.
His sharktooth weapon I drybrushed with Apple Barrel "Apple Scotch Blue" on the pointy part, and the base "Barn Wood" on the bottom. His wood wrist guards I drybrushed with the base "Mississippi Mud", and then mixed a little of the "Mississippi Mud" with some Folk Art "Milkshake" and did lighter highlights. The wrist under-wraps I highlighted with the base "Forest Green", and the baubles were all highlighted in their base colors as well. Lastly, I painted the base with the "Walnut", being careful to leave the sculpted rock exposed.
After the figure had the afternoon to dry, I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish" in the evening. The next morning I flocked the base, using mainly a sand mixture, and later that afternoon I sprayed the figure with Testor's Dullcote.