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  1. Evilhalfling

    Painting in the style of ......

    somewhere between step 1 and step 10 (final highlights before spots), this went wrong. This first guy is going on to paint club tomorrow before I a add back spots. For the second Caravaggio Lizard man im going to start with step 1 - two color primer coat. Then I'm going to look closely at one of the painters red shirts and copy the highlight/ shadow colors.
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    Painting in the style of ......

    I missed the point on that one... yeah that's not going to translate well. Caravaggio Lizard: so lots of black, small surface area in high contrast. went with red, specifically northern red salamander coloring. - but I want to get the red right before I move on to spots. I used my new inks in an attempt to intensify the red and in the black - but im still not happy with the matt appearance - guess I need to as some pure white reflections. advice and critiques welcome, this whole project is just for learning.
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    Painting in the style of ......

    Caravaggio employed close physical observation with a dramatic use of chiaroscuro that came to be known as tenebrism. He made the technique a dominant stylistic element, darkening shadows and transfixing subjects in bright shafts of light. Caravaggio vividly expressed crucial moments and scenes, often featuring violent struggles, torture and death. He worked rapidly, with live models, preferring to forgo drawings and work directly onto the canvas. I can just imagine the conversations on the first one.. "WHy did you paint the rear end of horse?" Its the conversion of a saint. you mean the old guy leading the horse? no the guy lying on the ground seriously? we aren't paying for that. Who is the guy leading the horse then? it doesn't matter. he looks familiar - isn't that your landlord?
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    Unpainted Minis from Wizkids

    needs a caption....
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    Painting in the style of ......

    bleh. he is in my book, but im not getting that close to the present. looking ahead - I don't like much of the 20th century - although I may make an exception for Picasso. let's call him the end point.
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    Painting in the style of ......

    that's a different project - more technique than style. I know the lizardmen would look more realistic with patterns, these are basically a single color (plus eyes and perhaps claws) but it would lessen the impact. Caravaggio is next, and I'm actually using a (bright red) spotted salamader as a guide. He liked realistic animals, assuming they were standing around in an unlit barn, at night.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    My parents firearm collection neatly brackets that - a civil war pistol and a 1950's air rifle. It is not an extensive collection, especially for Rural Missouri. they keep them with an oar and a supersoaker in the built-in gun cabinet. I get my whimsy genetically. Feb. 11: Do you collect anything? I guess I collect RPG games, but nearly everything was played, and some of it to tatters. books, only in the last few years have I decided that some of my collection is never going to get read again, and I might be willing to part with it. but on the other hand its not doing in harm just sitting on my shelves...
  8. huh. nowhere on this does it suggest that I was going to start painting lizardmen in various styles of 17th-century painters. El Greco (archer & club) Caravaggio (club - started) Diago Velacruz
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    Yes, I did.

    congrats ladystorm
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    Painting in the style of ......

    Moving on to the second el greco (el Geko?) mini the archer is carved down to have thinner trunk and limbs. there was some loss of scale detail, but I tried to carve the lower surfaces, which will mostly be deep black. however it wasnt enough. the lizard man didn't look elongated, just less thick There. the green stuff is mostly non-weight bearing, and now he just has leather braces on very long arms. No I don't know how he is going to reach the arrows from this position, perhaps he is just waving a fist in the air. the raised fist is pinned, the other is just sandwiched between attached bow and arm, I tried to keep the pressure off as it dried, but it still ended up compressing and becoming more bulky than intended. This one I am happier with. now a picture of some of the revisions to the other one. I'm not comfortable sculpting him, because both arms are carrying heavy objects, and I don't trust my use of pins and greenstuff to provide enough support.
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    Painting in the style of ......

    okay added more wash, then more brilliant green as a transition. I also did some sculpting for the archer version, cutting and adding green stuff wrist band to increase arm length - pictures later for Ruebens I was considering a Lizardman in rosy pink flesh tones, and they have pectorial muscles that could be suggestively shaded ... nothing to stop me but good taste. or I could just assemble and paint a Kingdom death miniature instead, that might be the path of least resistance.
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    Painting in the style of ......

    El Greco my notes: Gardner, wikipedia, observations elongated limbs, pastel colors, no ultramarine (used mainly azure, yellows & browns ) pale almost white skin, "Illuminated from within" to represent holiness, balanced figure with background elements. really good at details, but abandoned it for emotive painting. painted in bold blobs of color, but would spend hours blending them. willing to go all the way to black, especially to de-emphasize background details. first lizardman: painted in pastels, de-emphasized weapon and shield, highlighted with gold highlights, and then white. added gold highlights on browns to unify figure. its different than my normal painting - but it does not really say El Greco... I'm not particularly happy at this stage.
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    What's on TV?

    Russian Doll. - netflix binged it in two days. It is terrific. Characters wander through philosophy and metaphysics while trying to solve real problems they are having. plus time loop shenanigans I always love a good time loop, and it changes often enough to avoid repetition
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    Painting in the style of ......

    You have inspired me @Pingo. You are one of the painters that link between mini painting and Fine Art, as you use a different set of paints from the rest of us, and have one of the most distinctive styles. You have an Art Degree right? I have taken a class from @Kuro Cleanbrush and have tried his smooth metal technique. As much as I love looking at it, it is not a fun way to paint for me. I am occasionally willing to try blending with 8+ steps between black and white but not on a 32mm sword. I need to check the @Guindyloo @buglips*the*goblin WIP thread - I remember it having a lot of theory discussion. - of course, then I counted the color shifts on my current lizardman: black, brilliant green, BG/ pale green, pale green, PG/white, pale yellow, white. See only 7! My Gardner's textbook was from my architecture degree, the first time through I skimmed the art and concentrated on the Architecture, now I'm reading it the other way. I once went to the Louver museum waked around the outside to appreciate the building, then headed off to Notre Dame. (The line/expense to get in may have also been factors) Also, I would love others takes on the artists im working on, I worried that I was missing crucial things on my first attempt mimicking colors while missing the point of the style for instance. Connecting to old artists is fascinating - as people have been having to face the same issues of representing cloth/ metal / light and flesh with paint for hundreds of years and there have been very different solutions tried.
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