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  1. So, I'm back. And I decided I needed to paint lots of skin. Recently watched the painting DVDs from Dark Sword, specifically the Marike ones. So I'm going to be trying to practice glazing. Note: I know this bust won't be perfect. But this is me attempting to improve, so all advice and comments are appreciated! Moving on, here is the bust in question, the beautiful maiden bust from Reapercon 2018. And here is my progress this far: So, I wanted to post this because it is relevant to the blending I'm doing. This is from the class I took from @Corporea last reapercon, with some blending with glazes attempted. I hadn't got this right at the con, and would love for that progress to be checked on here! I'm going for high contrast, but not as high as here, so I thought this would be a better way to get some judgement on blending. I seem to be losing a lot of contrast in the process, and would like some advice on what I might be doing wrong.
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    Mouse's First Bust (Advice and Comments Appreciated)

    Thanks to Cyre's input, I've got these. Half closed is incredibly difficult, but needed for her expression. The shape feels odd still, but calling them good enough.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Meanwhile, I live in an apartment complex where just my neighbors, the postal service, and the front desk have a key to my tower. So i get annoyed when the post office leaves it with the front desk instead of in my building's safe stair tower. I work for all of the hours my front desk is open, as does Mr. Mouse, so we have to lose hours (and not bill them) if we have to get a package from them. Also, they don't accept oversized packages... I just hope this one gets put inside, unlike the bed we ordered which got leaned by the front door. I got one of everything, and 2 of some things, including 2 of the expansions. I feel like that's gonna be a big box.
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    Mouse's First Bust (Advice and Comments Appreciated)

    Maybe the bulgy-ness is what is holding me back. I think I'll take my exacto to them tonight and try to smooth them down. I was going to anyway to get rid of some of the paint gunk; but the exacto may make the eyes easier to make even. That would be too thin a tip, I think. Part of my problem is that half my brushes put down too small a dot.
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    07017 - Sister Hazel, Plague Doctor

    I'd suggest a desaturated green.
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    Mouse's First Bust (Advice and Comments Appreciated)

    I'm really frustrated now. I moved on to base coating the hair, but the eyes just aren't playing nicely. All my brushes either don't have enough control or don't have a fine enough tip. There is one that has an annoying hair sticking out longer from the rest, making its tip neigh useless. Current state. Also, am I crazy, or are the two eyes on this sculpt two completely different sizes?
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I thought I saw some NZ items get pulled. Isnt that New Zealand, and wouldn't that come from the AU group? I think they might be pulling all intercontinental orders at once.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    It appears the wave counter is confused.
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    Atlantis Mythology kickstarter 11/20

    I still haven't gotten a shipping notice. It always rubs me the wrong way when smaller orders are shipped first; it feels like those who give the most support get the short straw.
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    Painting in the style of ......

    I just really like the idea of applying the different styles to miniature painting in general.
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    Mouse's First Bust (Advice and Comments Appreciated)

    Fighting her eyes now. Calling it for the night; don't want to ruin her face trying to get her eyes to behave.
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    Mouse's First Bust (Advice and Comments Appreciated)

    Happy with her skin now!
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    Painting in the style of ......

    That I have been trying too hard to paint in the style of others; I've been trying to replicate others work without thinking about how I like to do things.
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    Mouse's First Bust (Advice and Comments Appreciated)

    Picked out an off-white to use and added some color to her lips.
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    Mouse's First Bust (Advice and Comments Appreciated)

    I'm thinking I need to pull out an actual off white for the eyes; I think the blonde highlight is just too yellow to look healthy.
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    Mouse's First Bust (Advice and Comments Appreciated)

    I've got some highlights on the face. Not sure if I need to take them higher, though. They currently use blonde highlight as the highest. Btw, this is with the lamp going straight down at her. I love my results so far.
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    Painting in the style of ......

    Thank you so much for posting this! It made me have a realization that got me through my block.
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    Mouse's First Bust (Advice and Comments Appreciated)

    I've got it! I had 3 problems making it harder for me: 1. I was using a sable brush, leading me to pick up too much paint/water 2. I was using a wet pallette, which led me to thin my paint less overall 3. I was trying too hard to replicate the way other people paint. Further away shot: From the front:
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I've gone back to make sure I didn't miss anything multiple times. Not sure what I'd do about it if I did.
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    House Figmentius Common Room, All Are Welcome

    With Bones 4 coming, a stop spending has been put on my collecting by both myself and Mr. Mouse. Every time I see a mini I want, he reminds me I have 600 other minis coming soon. I got him to make an exception for limited time minis, though. Which means I bought all the bones black minis the other day from my FLGS.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I kind of wish the ticker included a "orders remaining in this wave" and labelled the international orders as their own wave. That would be awesome, since it would give backers a better idea of how long until their wave. After all, everyone (including international backers) has to wait until the international wave is complete for their order to actually ship. :)
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    I've got some ikea boxes for the rest of my minis - just concerned about the sheer volume. No pets here (Mr. Mouse doesn't want to get attached to a pet). Otherwise, the kitty litter thing is a great idea! Do you label yours? I personally did get the art book. What figure do y'all think you're gonna paint first? I have a feeling mine will be from the Chronoscope expansion, for a player character.
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    Reaper Bones 4: Enthusiasm and Commentary Thread

    Eek, they're clipping through those orders quickly. I better figure out how I'm gonna organize all my new bones. I have somewhere to put them, but I need a good way to find them. I don't think they'll all fit in my current containers (I know the big ones wont)
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    Mouse's First Bust (Advice and Comments Appreciated)

    And so the shadows begin.
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    Mouse's First Bust (Advice and Comments Appreciated)

    So...restart. So that is direct light, just basecoating. But at least it is smoother this time.
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