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Morihalda

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  1. Morihalda

    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    Pictures?! If we're doing pictures, I'm suggesting baby bat burritos and baby goats in sweaters. AHHHHHHH. If we're doing life news, the brain weasels have been especially bitey this week but leave just as fast as they arrive. I am very thankful for this. I've been fighting especially hard all year, y'all. I want to stick around. I want to make art! We went to the beach last weekend and I got to look at stars and birds and fish, we even saw a jellyfish and a porpoise! <3 Tonight: I played Guild Wars 2 with some of my favorite guildies. Friday: my lovely husband is running a new 5e game for us on a snazzy mat from @Clearman! Thank you! My brother-in-law even wants to paint with us for a little bit before the game. He's so awesome. Saturday: we're driving down to see @Rainbow Sculptor and @emmagine for tabletop and party game fun times! A very packed weekend with fun folks. I'm going to be all peopled out by Sunday!
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    Clean!!! It's cleeean!!! Thanks for the accountability, @TaleSpinner. I needed that. I did find my lights and my friend board, but I have no idea where to put them - I've never been in front of a window before haha. My sculpting section is on the left and painting on the right. When my husband paints with me, I stay on my sculpting side since I'm a lefty. (I actually have a big, scary stack of papers to go through still, but that can wait another day. Shhhhhhh.) When I worked IT, I always had a tab open for the Randomness section. Funny how much time I had for that.... I don't visit nearly as often, but I love the Sculpting, Randomness, and WIP sections! Lots of chatting with friends and learning fun things!
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    I love math! I'd agree with the folks here talking about change, tax, and whatnot. It was one of my favorite subjects and I took classes a few levels above my grade. I once bought the Algebra and Calculus books for Dummies (those big yellow books) because I was bored and wanted something to do. I don't know what I was thinking haha! In school I used to rewrite all my math notes and homework when I was done because everything was neat and organized and it all just made sense. My brain is much slower now, since the forgetfulness of the last couple years. My vocabulary is down, my math speed is down, my connections of faces to people, it's all just .... augh. :< I love your space! .... I can't believe I still haven't unpacked my hobby lights!!! I don't even know where they are.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    I'm not done cleaning yet..... @NecroMancer - I was at Rainbow Sculptor's house last weekend and I asked about the art book - she said it was by Christopher Hart. Drawing Cutting Edge Comics. She mentioned his other books were hit or miss, but that particular book was a solid start for beginner artists looking for learning. I'm not sure of her age, but it's focused on Western animation, so the proportions for men and women uhhhh, strongly reflect that. I love the people - I love their creative energy, the feeling of belonging, the absolute openness of knowledge and sharing. I also love that I found my creative outlet through minis. I loved drawing but taking some putty and creating something that didn't exist before - something that I can touch, I'm a very tactile person at heart - is the best feeling in the world for me. There's nothing like it. Realizing that there was a way to just create was just mind-blowing for me. Yes!! That is such a good description!!
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    @Guindyloo - Yes!! I love your three part answer for today. Also. When you posted your cleaned up desk, I just shouted, "Mug! MUG. MUG." in quite an unintelligent fashion. I love that mug!! Augh!!!!!! Cleaning one thing is on my daily list anyways.... It might as well be a giant thing. My art area is one wall of the living room. Just a few months ago, everything was just smushed onto my computer desk and closet. I'm grateful for the space! The black boxes on the bookshelf are still organized, but the brown ones aren't. And I've got a pile of unpacked stuff under the desk and on the white shelf on the left.... The pegboards are also not actually on the bookshelf. It's nearly impossible to take anything off the pegs without taking the whole board with it. >_> I still haven't even unpacked my friend board... And my sculpting section is more like a game of "I Spy" than an actual work area, haha! I don't think I've sculpted since ReaperCon, though I've been slowly gathering up supplies. A pickle jar, really? What... where was I going with that?
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    That sounds absolutely lovely! Happy sobs
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Hugs all the friends. Long day today.
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    Happy Birthday Bathory

    Happy birthday!!
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    Ongoing Wip Thread..

    That's how I see it too, haha! We can always just try again. :)
  10. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/972632882/gamechanger-game-tables-and-table-toppers/description (If anyone know how to make this all nice and pretty, I'd appreciate any editing here. I just haven't seen it in these threads yet.)
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    Mori Learns Skintones!

    Whoo! I primed these all last month after ReaperCon. And then they just sat there while I finished other stuff. But now my desk is clear and I'm ready for more art! I am solidly in the "paint a solid color on the mini with a little shadow and highlight because I wanna play or sculpt" category. I also feel like I could have given my most recent sculpt a lot more love simply by not just painting her all the same shade of brown, haha! So I've gathered up my paint, a handful of bones minis, my notes from Rhonda, Derek, and Erin, and now it's time to learn how to paint skin! I'm really excited to try out different expressions, skintones, and lighting. I went ahead and primed them so if we need them for any games, they won't have blinding white clothes on. I'm not certain on all the names, but all except maybe 1 or 2 of these were from my Bones III Kickstarter order. I don't want to get pinged for nudity, so I gave this dryad a cute little Space Age dress in case she accidentally gets in the frame while I'm working on other pieces. I'm pretty pleased with it. ;)
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    Mori Learns Skintones!

    I don't know why I glazed orange or purple. I just figured they were opposites so I grabbed them. The purple ended up turning brown with the orange glaze over it, which I thought was handy. It wasn't meant as a lining, just that I put it where I thought the light wouldn't be visible. I was using my own leg and the desk lamp had strong lighting. I'm also not very pink, which is why I started with the golden colors. I think y'all are very much right when saying that the other stuff around the mini strongly affects other parts. I never noticed before! Okay yeah now I want to make a thread about this too. I want to know everyone's clock!
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    Mori Learns Skintones!

    I mentioned in my post that the photo was making it look really gold, and then mentioned that I would make another mini with these colors again, and make this one extra gold to match the photo. I can take a better photo now that it's not dark outside. :) @Guindyloo - Thank you! Okay, whelp. I'll thin them more LOL. I took a photo of my palette to ask questions and I completely forgot.... To ask them. I was able to see the text on the newspaper when I painted a test spot on it, though. I will read through that other paragraph a few more times to make sure I understand everything in it. I only used the purple on the side of her thighs that's touching the fabric. So the priming is going to throw everything off - this was just a big set of minis that I primed so if we needed them while I was working, they wouldn't have blinding white clothes with normal skin. So just ignore that. She had a solid base coat on her skin first. When I'm painting the skin, I had it coming from her top left since that seems to be the basic lighting spot.
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    Mori Learns Skintones!

    @Doug Sundseth - It's perfect info, thank you. :) I'll try both of those ways tomorrow. I should have mentioned that I only painted a base coat on her face. I think the shading there is speaking kindly of the sculptor. It wasn't intentional, but I think I'm gonna make this piece with Almalexia's colors. I've got a ton of minis for practice so I'll just start another one to see where I got so gold, and make that one more human looking! :D
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    Mori Learns Skintones!

    Time to get past single color painting, whoooo!As always, I appreciate love and critiques.I need to get my webcam setup, because she showing up as crazy gold with this phone. I'm getting some serious Almalexia feelings from her now! I need to work on setting up the little steps on the palette. I feel like it takes more light drops to equal one dark drop. I'm also finding that I'm not letting the colors dry before putting on the next one, should I be....? I did make sure to let it dry completely before doing a glaze with the orange brown! Wow. She is so gold. I kind of want to glaze a yellow over it now to make it match this in real life....
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    More sword things! Learning more sword things! "The Why of Weapons: The Great Sword of War" on Mythic Scribes. Kiara is going to be awesome!!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Ahhh! You folks are excellent, thank you. I'm learning so much about swords today! I found a few photos like this on a site called the ARMA and it makes me a very happy Mori. I guess this second one is technically a longsword, not a greatsword, but at miniature size, it might still read well as a greatsword. Edit: OOH this one is cool too! But as a sculpt, would it cover her face too much?
  18. Ooh, I rather like that organization, SparrowMarie! I'm unshelving my clear Kyphrixis - I bought it during the Kickstarter because I wanted to make it a nightlight. I'm gonna make it this month! My new projects are practicing skin tones and sculpting another mini.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Heeeey! I play Guild Wars 2 too much. That's a Dulfy screenshot for previewing new weapon sets. Kiara is even a character of mine in GW2. I tend to take screenshots with my weapons unequipped or out since they always just stow floating there haha.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I looked her up and her bangs are seriously perfect. I'm going to use her as a reference now, thank you!! Oooh, thank you! I super appreciate that. I was trying to find videos online about transporting two-handed swords or fighting with them, but I've really got to work on my Google searching. I'm awful. :( The closest I've found has been illustrations holding it like this or with the arm straight down the side cradling the pommel. And gods forbid I look up "female holding a greatsword."
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The love is real, y'all. I already have almost 3 pages of background typed up on this girl. It's usually like.... a paragraph. Even Mori is usually just a paragraph or two for each tabletop/video game she's in. I've been waffling on a couple things because I stay far away from the orphan trope out of sensitivity. Games are for fun, man. I get that tropes will always be everywhere to some degree, but to me the orphan one tends to be used insensitively or just to erase the need to have a backstory at all. But I think I've avoided the inconsiderate tropes. We'll see how I feel in the morning.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    New campaign, yay! New campaign, yaaaay~! It's with folks that we've known for years and years and we're all really excited about it, so I hope it means it will last! I've never gotten more than 3 levels in any one campaign before.... My girl is amazing and great and I gotta sculpt her a mini. She's gonna have a greatsword, but the hilt is resting behind her shoulder and the grip on her shoulder. No cutting shoulders haha!
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    Mori Learns Skintones!

    Thanks, that's a valid point to use her first haha! Lots of my notes mention some pretty wild colors, so I'm excited to see how much it can change the skin tones. :)
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    Happy Birthday ShadowRaven!

    Happy birthday!!
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    Happy Birthday Dr Bedlam!

    Happy birthday!! Thank you for sharing your amazing stories with us!
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