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The paint job looks good!  You don't see many brown dragons.

 

As for the rocks, I think there are a couple of ways they could be improved.  First, they don't match each other.  You've got a whole bunch of different colors of stone all mixed together, when natural settings usually have basically one type of rock at a time.  Try to match the colors, or else prime and paint the rocks so they have a consistent look-and-feel.

 

Second, they're just resting on top of the grass, which looks odd given the scale.  Between their weight and the effects of rain and frost heave, rocks tend to sink at least part way under the surface of the ground.  Consider building up some swells in the terrain and sinking your rocks into it.  There's lots of stuff you could use for that -- green stuff, sculpey, other modeling putties, even building up successive layers of something like Mod Podge could work.

 

Lastly, they're too evenly distributed around the space.  Clump 'em up and leave open areas between points of interest.

 

I really do like the paint job on the dragon.  Using a monochromatic palette can make it challenging to get decent contrast, but you've done a good job of it here.

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dragon looks good, I was considering doing the same colors with my version, even sclupting over the wings and making it a landwyrm. 

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I really like the pebbly scales with the brown earth tones. If any dragon figure called for brown, you've picked the right one, and done a great job with the shadows and highlights. I also really like the bone toning that you've matched with it.

I'm not much of an expert on designing miniature base terrain, but if I were setting out my own vision with the already painted dragon I'd probably either go for a desert rocky terrain look or perhaps a fall prairie feel to match the colors. With the green short grass I'd probably want a bit of a hill and not so much rock - just a few outcroppings.

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Nicely done! I am working on this one right now for the Paint Your Dragon contest. I am going with a "different" color scheme as well. I like the brown. He could be desert, or forest dragon or mountain. Good job!

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On 8/25/2017 at 3:35 PM, wdmartin said:

The paint job looks good!  You don't see many brown dragons.

 

As for the rocks, I think there are a couple of ways they could be improved.  First, they don't match each other.  You've got a whole bunch of different colors of stone all mixed together, when natural settings usually have basically one type of rock at a time.  Try to match the colors, or else prime and paint the rocks so they have a consistent look-and-feel.

 

Second, they're just resting on top of the grass, which looks odd given the scale.  Between their weight and the effects of rain and frost heave, rocks tend to sink at least part way under the surface of the ground.  Consider building up some swells in the terrain and sinking your rocks into it.  There's lots of stuff you could use for that -- green stuff, sculpey, other modeling putties, even building up successive layers of something like Mod Podge could work.

 

Lastly, they're too evenly distributed around the space.  Clump 'em up and leave open areas between points of interest.

 

I really do like the paint job on the dragon.  Using a monochromatic palette can make it challenging to get decent contrast, but you've done a good job of it here.

 

I like the ideas.  I think I will paint the rocks and dry brush them in a light brown or grey to match up the bases on the feet. and then build up the flock around the bases so that they look sunk in.  I am also building a new base green flock (from the one that I used here) were I have add some stone chips and smaller grains of some brown/red pebbles  (it's not allot but should be enough to give a couple random, in scale, Fist size or smaller rocks to every base I do).  I have some quick dry clay I can use around the base of the rocks to help with this as well.  I will think about the swells.  That might be a bit beyond my skill level at the moment for this. lol. 

 

In the future on these bigger models I am defiantly going to put the rocks on first before flocking.  Shouldn't be so bad then.

 

As to the rocks being too uniform you are right.  I think I was trying to hard to be random and end up with the reverse affect.

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Ok redid the base a bit and then the eyes as well (they were green and red...it was just off looking).  Took a pic of the face and with the flash as well since I noticed it doesn't come out well on the pics that I had taken.  Note that I did not paint the rocks.  I really hate to spend time on something that is already natural and shouldn't have to be messed with.  I am fine the the color variety I guess.

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That's a great paint job I am painting mine now as a blue, the brown works really well

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