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I'm painting this mini myself, and was wondering if you had any tips for the finer areas like the garter & eyes.. Or (and just as importantly) how to correct a mistake like her eye.. Just paint over, or do you remove & repaint?

 

Todd

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Just now, Monkeywizard said:

I'm painting this mini myself, and was wondering if you had any tips for the finer areas like the garter & eyes.. 

 

Todd

 

I'm still working on eyes myself, those were a lot of luck on my part. What I generally do is put down some black where the eye is and after that is dry I put in the whites not totally covering the black so it looks like liner, this helps them pop more. For the garter I painted it a base color and then dry brushed some silver (you could use whatever color you wanted) over it. Yours is looking really good. Hope this helps.

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Thanks, Yeah, I got the eye almost perfect on a hill giant I did.. but I just did a white dot on him.. On her, I wanted more realistic eyes, but the green dot is bigger than the white section. I really love the gold on the dragon-red (all reaper colors) but not sold on the purple skirt.. I may go with the same red, and then (if I get an airbrush) do a gradual blend into gold.. But that's a big if. 

I'm trying to get some more practice before my B3KS comes in.. next week. definitely having some fun painting too! 

 

LOL I also need to practice my gem work too.. you did a great job on yours. I've never tried, so I'm... apprehensive at best. :-D 

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26 minutes ago, hdclearman said:

Nice work!  I really like the color selection for the skirt.

Thank you!

 

17 minutes ago, Monkeywizard said:

Thanks, Yeah, I got the eye almost perfect on a hill giant I did.. but I just did a white dot on him.. On her, I wanted more realistic eyes, but the green dot is bigger than the white section. I really love the gold on the dragon-red (all reaper colors) but not sold on the purple skirt.. I may go with the same red, and then (if I get an airbrush) do a gradual blend into gold.. But that's a big if. 

I'm trying to get some more practice before my B3KS comes in.. next week. definitely having some fun painting too! 

 

LOL I also need to practice my gem work too.. you did a great job on yours. I've never tried, so I'm... apprehensive at best. :-D 

 

Eyes are definitely rough. If you want more practice on eyes buy the Faceless Horror or if you got Shubniggurath through the KS, those both have tons of eyes to work on. I cheated on my gems, they're a metallic red so the light hit it just right making them look really good. And as long as you're having fun you're doing it right.

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So I decided to go with the red for the skirt, and here is the shining mithril for her hair. I just gotta figure out what I'm going to do with her club. Being that there is a figure of a female,  I was thinking about painting her the same color as the giant, but not sure. 

 

 

Anyways, here is a picture!  

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