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I already admired her at the other thread. Great work. I really love it!


(And still - I am sure that is one of Keyleth's costumes. Winter Keyleth)

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I'm only making one order this month, and she's on it! ::D:


I'm only sad that she's on the very last day, meaning extra waiting.

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I had a question about painting the whites on the Facebook group, so in the event that it helps anyone I thought I'd copy and paste it over here.


Those kind of whites do take a while to paint, I'll start by saying that. I started with Maggot White as a basecoat. Then I worked progressively darker in layers of slightly thinned paint starting with one just a bit darker than the white, then a bit darker again, and so on. (If you're seeing demarcation lines between layers, thin the paint more and/or make more mix steps between your lightest and darkest shades.) With white I always try to start very light with the first shades and work down. It's so easy to go darker than you want/need and then have to spend even more time bringing back some of the white.

I highlighted with Pure White and then Dragon White, the latter of which I think is the whitest white in the Reaper line, though I need to do a more thorough test to be sure.

The darkest paint was Retro Slate, which was a ReaperCon colour so not easily available. It's close in value to Templar Blue or Twilight Blue in value (darkness). I suspect if you mixed those two together you'd get something pretty close to the Slate, thoughI haven't tested that theory. That darkest colour was really only used in the deepest crevices, though. The first layers were Maggot White plus Ashen Blue, then Ashen Blue, and a few touches of Ashen with some Slate.

Remember when painting white that white is your midtone and your highlight. So you have to keep the shadow colours to a smaller area of the material than you think. If you don't, it stops looking white and starts looking tan or blue or whatever colour you're using for shading.

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