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Thanks guys! Those wings were killer. Every time I would get the yellow like i liked it, it would get chalky, and I'd have to hit it with the red ink again. Oh well. Next time! I have 4 other dragons to work on!

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Thanks guys! Those wings were killer. Every time I would get the yellow like i liked it, it would get chalky, and I'd have to hit it with the red ink again. Oh well. Next time! I have 4 other dragons to work on!

 

Do you have reaper brush-on sealer?

 

If so, try adding a drop to your mix of those lighter pigmented colors, it will help with the chalkiness. Others also use flow improver instead of so much water to thin paints down, so if you have flow improver you could use it instead. The problem is that the glaze gets too watered down so the paint loses its binding properties. Another reason is if you are using a smaller brush and if your paint is starting to dry it'll rub over areas and leave clumps, so always make sure your brush has a big enough belly to hold a bit more paint. 

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hah! I didn't think of that. I did hit it with the matte sealer I have to cut it the last bit it needed. Should have thought of that! Thanks!

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Thanks Siri!

 

 

Very nice! The orange is a nice touch. I also like how the eyes seem to almost be glowing when you look right at them.

I went and looked at pictures of Smaug, and tried to emulate that. They have like crocodile-esque eyes.

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AWESOME!!!   So glad to see Narthrax out in the wilds and getting paint on him.  You did a great job.  Especially on your 1st dragon.  I think dragons are very challenging to paint.  Especially a Julie Guthrie dragon that has that many scales!

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Very nice job for your first dragon!  I just realized that I've started three over the years and never actually finished one.  :down: 

 

Yeah, it does feel like a marathon getting paint all over such a large surface.  I've bought myself bigger brushes.  :;):

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I couldn't stop painting the individual scales.... It was like a compulsion. Each one MUST have lines!!!!!

I'm sure there's an easier way, but that's what took the longest! :)

 

Grab one off that shelf of shame!! :)

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