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60013 Merisiel, Iconic Elf Rogue (Pathfinder)

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 03:17 PM

Like Xanesha the lamia matriarch (my last Show-Off), this is another Pathfinder figure previously released for Paizo under Crocodile Games and now rereleased by Reaper, so I wanted to provide a painted example.

Here's a link to the concept art: Merisiel at Pathfinder Wiki

I changed the face slightly, because I don't like painting female faces that have sculpted eyebrows. (You can compare my rendition to the image of the primed figure in the Gallery.) I cut away the eyebrows, allowing me to paint the eyebrows where I wanted, and I cut away part of the upper eyelids to give myself a rounder eye area overall to work with.

Merisiel's skin is very pink -- the base color is Porcelain Rose, and the shading includes Violet Red -- but her red leathers make it seem less so by comparison. The armor was also a new red for me: Mahogany Brown, plus a mix of Rust Brown and Carnage Red, highlighted with Rose Shadow.



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Posted 05 March 2010 - 03:19 PM

Amazing work as always Derek....Every new paint job of yours motivates me to improve my skills even more.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 03:20 PM

Great overall work as always. The skin and the leather are what immediately jumped out at me, and you were kind enough to provide the recipe :)

The hair is a great contrast to the rest of her as well!

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:16 PM

I love the red leather and the hole pieces is just great. It is always a treat to see your work.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:29 PM

Awesome aculpt and way awesome paint job!!
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 08:58 PM

Oi Derek, quite well done and very true to the original art.

Sort of OT -ish I suppose..... You remove the eye brows to be able to paint them where you want them. I think you did a great job, but I wonder ( as I am NEVER satisfied by my own sculpted eye brows ) is it actually easier to paint them in than it is to paitn the sculpted features? I have wanted to just leave them off of my own female sculpts but I worry that people may find it too difficult to paint htem in rather than to paint on them.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 09:34 PM

Gorgeous! The armor is excellent, and the eyes, wow.
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 11:34 PM

Great as always! And thanks for the recipes the leathers rock the party!
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Posted 06 March 2010 - 06:22 AM

Oh, another stunning paint job from you! And there is so much detail on the armour too.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 07:50 AM

Great job as always, Derek!

I need to get some of those PF minis ordered so I can get started on painting some of them up, too. :B):
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Posted 06 March 2010 - 02:57 PM

Once again, you've created something truly superb, providing us with another fantastically inspirational work. Thank you so much for sharing!
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Posted 06 March 2010 - 03:07 PM

Dang Derek! I think this is one of my favorite pieces now. You never cease to amaze me. I agree with you about the eye brows and of eyes in general. I wish that many female sculpts and even a few male Eleven sculpts did not have brows. I also like sculpts with a flatter/larger eye area to paint. Too many make it really tough on us non-professionals to create good eyes.


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Posted 07 March 2010 - 12:54 AM

Beautiful work, as always, Derek!! :D

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:33 AM

Looks wonderful. Just looking at it helps me become a better artist and painter, just imagine what watching you paint would do. ^^ your painting is simply amazing, and I love your pieces.
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Posted 07 March 2010 - 09:24 AM

Gorgeous work on this one.
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