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Corporea last won the day on September 24 2016

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  1. package away! should arrive thursday. let me know if anything breaks or whatnot!
  2. ...and I'm an idiot because today is a postal holiday. sigh. Ok- nice shiney box going out tomorrow...
  3. ok, I'm almost done. I was hoping to get it out by tomorrow but I keep finding things to fix so I'll probably send it Monday. Sorry to push the deadline, Secret Sophie! The water effect ended up being a little bit more zealous than I intended, but I at least got to play with some basing and textures.
  4. Oh, my secret sophie is awesome!! I'll have to post pics, but thank you so much!! I'm still painting away and I'm hoping to get to the basing of my project soon... happy holidays to all!!
  5. ok, I can't seem to do the attachment in the PM for Fanguad, so I'm putting it here! mostly basecoated. I promise to finish on time!! So far, she's fun to paint!
  6. What would YOU like to see taught next year

    I taught basing my first year, but I don't think it worked out well. I tend to use a lot of examples from fine art, but it boils down to having an idea of what sort of story you want to tell with each mini. Pretty much anytime I paint something for competition, I have and idea ahead of time about what I want it to say. This means I approach the whole thing with the story in mind, rather than just painting. So, I'll pick colors that make sense for the story, or colors based on their meanings/connotations. Although I do tend to do a little color theory planning and add some contrast in by using complementaries. I'll plan elements that help tell the story. For example the Jezebel piece I did, I put a little shelf in with cosmetics, since the story in Kings talks about her painting her face. I needed something to balance the other two elements, and that made sense story-wise. I think the little details do two things- they add to the story, and they provide physical elements that help balance the composition. One of the first things I was taught when it comes to composition is finding a way to direct the viewer's eye where you want it to go first. When we paint, we do this by making the salient points of the mini lighter or brighter- such as the skin tone of the face being highlighted more, or using a bright/saturated color to draw the eye. We notice reflective surfaces first- so things that are white will attract our attention. A triangle is a powerful element of balance for a composition. I like this Canova- because it does some good things composition-wise. It is made of triangle, and you have two intersecting lines that draw the eye to the center where the two faces are. Close your eyes and see where they go first on the sculpture. We can use something like the above to place minis on a field of space, to create a triangle. Or draw a line from one to the other with elements of basing. For example in the Jezebel piece- the cloth on the ground is a line pointing to the main figure. I also like ignoring the edge of a base and continuing my story outside a set area. This also creates a line, or a break in the continuity of the base which catches the eye. But I don't know how to teach this per se, except to show examples. I think it requires a mini first, because each mini has a different story to tell. I think it can be frustrating to learn, too. The biggest things to remember are probably limiting the amount of figures and space. It doesn't require many figures or elements to tell a story. Also, working up, with minis on different levels allows us to create a more powerful triangle without as much space. I'm a lazy painter. I want as little surface area as possible to have to cover so I can cover it better!
  7. What would YOU like to see taught next year

    ok... I might could do this, as we say here in the south! I found this. It's $12. That might work. I may buy one and see how it paints up. If the casting is iffy, it wouldn't be a good option, but I could see it functioning as a 4 hr class- I think it would have to be. thoughts?
  8. What would YOU like to see taught next year

    Hmmmn... interesting!!
  9. What would YOU like to see taught next year

    Hmmn. Well I could drop hard colors, keep theory but maybe add in a basic class. Or condense theory to add a quick brushstroke and ergonomic section. Maybe that would work. I’d teach busts, but to be honest, they’re expensive and take a long time to paint. I know I put at least 40+ hours in mine and I take a lot of shortcuts- though teaching those are fun... The bust class I took was a 16 hour class. It might work with a cheap large scale figurine from the hobby store along the lines of a garden gnome, but most busts I paint are $80 at retail
  10. What would YOU like to see taught next year

    this is helpful, guys!!! I'm trying to decide for next year what to do. I'm wondering if I could combine a paint consistency, brustrokes and ergonomics and fill up the time- something like a "how to get started painting" type of class. Except in all my classes I try to demo the paint consistency bit because it seems more important than anything else. I may drop the color theory class next year just because teaching 5 is a lot. I know if you're looking for a how to paint for competition type lecture, then Rhonda's level up is a great class. Please everyone- if you have feedback on classes, send it to reaper- they want to know and we want to know what we can do better and this also helps us plan what you guys need in the future!! yay!!
  11. So, who is excited about ReaperCon 2017

    Cat usually hides under the painting desk. He has a thing for my brushes. Or maybe just anything that keeps mommy from petting him!
  12. So, who is excited about ReaperCon 2017

    Trying to decide what to grab for "lunch" at the airport. Choices! also- it's really happening!!!! ...and I did find the cat! ;)
  13. So, who is excited about ReaperCon 2017

    I think I'm packed... sure I must have forgotten something... where did the cat go...
  14. ReaperCon 2017 Sophie and Friend

    awesome!!!! I love her!!!
  15. Whew. I finished him. I have to say, this was a fun project. The idea came to me sometime last year, but it took awhile for me to get around to working on him. I've decided that monochrome relaxes me. It's just easier somehow to take color out of the picture and just work on shadows and highlights. I think I need to vary my levels a bit, but overall, I wanted it to read as a night scene, so I'm happy. I like the idea of an accent color. I've been wanting to try that for awhile now. Though looking at him, I could probably pop the osl on his face. the pumpkin in the back worked out better- most likely because it has larger opening for the eyes. I tried to find his sku number in the catalog and failed, but this was The Headless Mousling from 2014, sculpted by Gene Van Horne.I used a bones rat, a pillar from the graveyard set, and 2 pumpkins. Anyway, enjoy and Happy Halloween! I'm using my new Iphone and seem to have issues editing, so pics may be a bit funky...