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Corporea last won the day on September 24 2016

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    Painting, Sculpting, fancy basing, gaming, giving positive feedback to everyone and dispensing as many likes as possible!

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  1. Corporea

    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    hey- find me at my desk (erin hartwell) and you can borrow one of mine. I can show you how to use it and how it works on some watercolor paper. just return it to me later. My brother got me brushes for christmas one year, so I have extras!
  2. Corporea

    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    dick blick shipping is pretty fast!
  3. Corporea

    Ittie Bittie Kitties...Again

    cute! I look at my babies close up on a regular basis since one is a notorious headbutter. Cats' upper faces always look wider to me who is used to a human nose. the space between the eyes always looks weird since the brows slide in differently than they do with our funky human foreheads. When I saw Avatar for the first time, the faces reminded me of cats- it was the brow line that did it. They made the nose look wide and feline. I'm not sure if that helps, but I found it interesting as a reference point. It looks good; looks feline and the proportions seem right. You might even be able to accentuate the brow some more, but kitties vary so trust your reference photo. There's such a variety in cat nose shapes, just like dogs (think bulldog versus shepherd)- some dip in, some are more flat, some straight. As long as you're capturing the essence of your model, you're safe. It's hard to do, so kudos!!!
  4. Corporea

    03655: Iron Cobra

    um, no? sorry- I didn't mean to imply anything, er. sorry!
  5. Corporea

    03655: Iron Cobra

    hey, happy birthday! And great chest- the metal fittings look awesome!
  6. Corporea

    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    oh my. I might actually finish green lady before the con! I had a zen moment today and figured out the critters. Thank goodness. Though I might ought to thank the sangria... Don't jinx it, E!! No whammies! Fingers crossed!!!
  7. Corporea

    03655: Iron Cobra

    it's hard to photo TMM. I think it's one reason people who enter online contests are careful about how much shine they work into the metals or tend to lean towards NMM. Always great to see you painting!
  8. Corporea

    Ittie Bittie Kitties...Again

    wow, you really captured archer's disdain!
  9. Corporea

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    It's partially cloudy today with those big towering puffy white ones. I keep thinking it would be so nice to be able to fly past them and see them up close. It would be so cool to be a bird. Then I remember I'm afraid of heights.
  10. ok, don't know if it helps, but here's one I'm working on. It's not exactly a diorama, but I do have a figure fighting some zombies coming out of the ground on the right. Hard to see- haven't finished highlighting yet, I know. But, if you look at the composition without the banner, it looks off. There wouldn't be enough going on on the left side to keep balance. So rather than adding more zombies, or a tree which is my usual go-to, I put a banner in instead. I wanted something that made the viewer's eye start at the top left and flow down to the zombies on the right. So another element that can create an odd number of "figures" could be anything. It doesn't have to be a miniature. In this case, I just used furniture to fill out the composition. It's one figure, but there are enough other elements to tell the story. I like using trees, rocks or other inanimate objects to help frame a composition. It's hard to see behind the horse, but there's a rock formation that forms a triangle and helps tie the 3 figures together. I really like triangles. They're a strong and balanced form. They make the eye go around and follow the lines, keeping the focus from wandering off. Anything that forms a line at your optimal viewing angle will help direct the viewer. the lasso around the horses neck is a straight line. It points at the action or conflict. It draws our attention because for the most part, straight lines are man made. they aren't natural and they make us take notice. maybe think of filling the empty space with foliage to break up the space. or rocks in a gentle cascade. a bit of broken wall hanging over the edge of the base. a hoard hiding out of sight of the action. I like hoards. they're a good excuse to play with glitter. Int his case mr dragon would be boring by himself. He needed a hoard, so I filled in the space with a bunch of hot glue and glitter. The falling column and his wings and tail make an x. I also like X's. they're like double triangles. Even more bang for the buck. Not sure if that helps.
  11. Corporea

    Ittie Bittie Kitties...Again

    I wants them, my precious. Don't tell my kitties or they will hates me for findings new furballs to love on. You know, I've always found with my loafing cats they tuck their front paws under their bellies and have missing paw syndrome.
  12. Corporea

    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    no good. hope things turn around soon, though.
  13. Corporea

    Happy Birthday, Wren!!

    happy birthday!!!!
  14. Corporea

    Life comes at you fast.

    oh my. Buglips please be safe and let me know if you need anything. Just like everyone else, I'm glad you're safe and no one was hurt. If you need any paint just say the word! Fingers crossed for no more bad weather.
  15. Corporea

    Help & advise with a diorama

    remember with dioramas we have more than just front/back/side. We can build up! think about verticality if you wants to keep the current items. you could have merlin at the top of a staircase and some of his items below him on the base. Minimalism when it comes to dioramas is usually the best course, so I'd probably lose some of the clutter as well. Which items make you think most of merlin? what would tell the story best? remember, we want the diorama to tell a story. When we look at it, we need to instantly understand that something is happening. Is he talking to the owl? casting a spell? is the owl checking out the orb? I always like picking a viewing angle- your wizard is the main focus, so he needs to be front and center, or possibly up higher to draw our eye to him. You can buy tiles of stone flooring or even little staircases. I use a lot of sculpey for my bases- it bakes, but make sure you take it off the base first or the plastic will melt. the nice thing about sculpey or fimo is that it doesn't dry out, so you have plenty of working time. If you're worried about sculpting, you can buy patterned styrene sheets or use corkboard. cork is fun to work with. remember your base can overhang the plastic base. it doesn't have to be square. it can have edges that stick out. sometimes breaking up lines like that can be fun and more interesting space-wise. I know it wouldn't fit the movie quite as well, but I could see a small child- like one of the bones children tugging on his robe from one side as a distraction while he works. you could have the owl peering down in disapproval and lose the rest of the elements. That might tell a fun story! Or, I could see a spot for the orb on the table, like a holder made out of putty. have him lined up just wrong so it looks like he'll drop it on the floor instead. not sure that one is as strong of a story, but absentminded wizard is cool. the key though it to make the figures do something exciting and interesting. yay for tackling dioramas! They're a lot of fun!