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She's awesome! 

 

Question! What methodology do you use to do the striped pants like that? Those are very uniformly spaced stripes and still shaded so darn well! 

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9 hours ago, Cyradis said:

She's awesome! 

 

Question! What methodology do you use to do the striped pants like that? Those are very uniformly spaced stripes and still shaded so darn well! 

 

Thanks!  ::):  The way I did her pants was to first paint them their off-white base color and shade and highlight that.  Then, once the pants were finished in that way, I freehanded the lines with a very dark red.  Once the lines were in place, I went back over the portions of the lines that were to be lighter with increasingly bright reds until I felt that the stripes were suitably highlighted too.  The big thing to keep in mind is that, while the stripes look fairly uniform, there is actually quite a lot of error there.  I have been happy to discover that textures and simple patterns are actually quite forgiving to paint!  I'm not sure if our eyes just "filter" a little based on what we expect to see or what, but I do know that it has been so freeing to realize that I can just have fun with some of these patterns without worrying about making them 100% even!

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I love this. I really enjoy your painting style. It's not a way I would ever think to paint, but I love looking at it. Thanks for sharing your work, as always. 

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Absolutely amazing!  You are truly a hero to me! I know I can't achieve your level but I hope to one get as close as possible!

 

I look forward to seeing your next miniature.

 

Oh, one question.  Is the base made just using some Green Stuff and carving it to look like wood planks?

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Great job! There is a lot to like on this mini. My particular highlights are the blades and gold tones. I also love the roughed up black leather.

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FANTASTIC! The Pirate Lass is a BEAUTIFUL creation, WONDERFULLY painted & based. Your choice of colors is GLORIOUSVERY WELL DONE!

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Ahoy matey!  Right on time for talk like a pirate day's month!  She's adorable!!  Great work on the skin- I think the highlights work well and it still retains warmth. It's hard to keep that sometimes with highlighting.  Awesome work!!

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Very very nice paint job! Excellent the colorful clothes is fitting for a pirate!

Gonna read/watch it more often, thx for the additionele painting lesson! 

Grtzz 

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