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30018: Elf Ranger Flat (ReaperCon 2017 Entry)

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Hey, @ub3r_n3rd, here's the figure that I managed to finish. The top clear coat makes it a bit shiny, but I've got it under harsh lights.

 

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With the very zoomed in picture I'm not exactly happy with the shading on the right hand side where it transitions from light to dark in the middle fold, but that was vexing me for a long time. It's the way I want it to look, but I'm not sure everybody's eye will interpret the shape that I wanted to illustrate. There's also a woodgrain painted on the bow, but it is very subtle and doesn't look to show up here. I guess that should have been something a bit more stark.

 

Really feel that she's missing an arrow in her hand, since she seems to want to be nocking an arrow, but there's nothing there. Need to work on my eyes for the next figure, but that's a common refrain.

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Nicely done!

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5 minutes ago, ub3r_n3rd said:

Nicely done!

 

Thanks. So glad I posted this first, then looked at GlenP's Desert Edition of the same figure. Not sure I would have hit submit if I'd done it the reverse!

 

/Yes, yes. If I painted more than two figures a year, I might see some improvement!

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I first thought it was a drawing, then I read the description again.

 

I think she came out pretty good! The bright colors look like you painted her on ... who ever heard of it ... coloured glass. (And the one who knows where that quotes comes has my admiration for a few minutes at least ;-D)

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Nice work!! Some reason one of things that drew my eyes in was the bowstring. I guess seeing so many minis without, kinda made that part stand out. Love the shade of blue you used. I may have to steal it for reference. ::): 

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I like it!!!

Nice Blue!

 

 

11 hours ago, Knochensack said:

I first thought it was a drawing, then I read the description again.

 

I think she came out pretty good! The bright colors look like you painted her on ... who ever heard of it ... coloured glass. (And the one who knows where that quotes comes has my admiration for a few minutes at least ;-D)

 Tsugata

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19 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

Tsugata

 

In regard to the colored glass quote? Nope!

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nice job, what kind of paints did you use?

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2 hours ago, Tjrez said:

nice job, what kind of paints did you use?

 

Thanks. All Reaper paints.

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A good start! For the next one, pick a specific light direction and stick to it. Technically, this can be from any direction you like, but many flat painters think this should be a direction that shows the figure to it's best advantage and allows the throw of cast shadows in addition to the usual lights and darks on one side of the body. I usually go with light coming from the upper left and front of the figure (as viewed). Think super OSL. Generally, you also want to put some light on the face since it adds character to the piece (full face helmets not included :poke:).

 

Press on!

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