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35 minutes ago, Kuro Cleanbrush said:

That cloak is incredible, and her face is wonderful!!!  Her eyes are also fantastic and quite impressive (I know from experience just how small they really are!).

 

Also, what PhD program are you applying for?  I'm pretty fresh out of grad school myself (got my Master's two years ago in Materials Engineering and Science), and can commiserate with the battles of the academic world!

 

You did some fun stuff - both for your submission of this figure, and for your master's! I'm finishing my masters this summer in geological sciences, mineralogy/igneous petrology focus. Waiting to hear back from UBC Vancouver now - that's the top pick. My backup (and officially accepted) is LSU in Baton Rouge. Both places have projects working on one of my favorite minerals ^_^ I should know where I'm going within a month. 

 

Her face went pretty smoothly for me, and skin went alright. Do wish I could get a bit more subtle on the eyeshadow, but it wasn't going to happen without risking the rest of her. One spot on the bottom of her raised leg isn't blended as nicely as possible, but it is barely seen soooo.... it will be left alone. I have some peacock feathers at home waiting to be snipped. Going to make tall grass around her from feather pieces! 

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6 hours ago, Cyradis said:

 

Perhaps. Lucky for me, the cloak is only really at risk from attaching the quiver to her back, and the yellow is at risk from a tiny bit of the bow. How well does paint do against masking tape? Maybe just a tiny bit on the at-risk zones would be worth it. 

Tamiya makes some for modellers, and sometimes you can find some for pinstriping work as well.

 

I've got a roll of the Tamiya 2mm that I'm going to be using for some straight lines, but I haven't tried it out just yet.

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45 minutes ago, strawhat said:

Tamiya makes some for modellers, and sometimes you can find some for pinstriping work as well.

 

I've got a roll of the Tamiya 2mm that I'm going to be using for some straight lines, but I haven't tried it out just yet.

 

Mind letting me know how it works?

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6 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

 

Mind letting me know how it works?

Are you seriously suggesting I hobby?  :blink:

 

It's something I keep meaning to get to, but haven't been able to yet.  I've had the tape for months now and it would be seriously useful, but I still just haven't gotten around to it.  However, now that I've had a request--maybe this week.  It would make the game on Friday a bit easier...

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2 hours ago, strawhat said:

Are you seriously suggesting I hobby?  :blink:

 

It's something I keep meaning to get to, but haven't been able to yet.  I've had the tape for months now and it would be seriously useful, but I still just haven't gotten around to it.  However, now that I've had a request--maybe this week.  It would make the game on Friday a bit easier...

 

Request officially submitted :)

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47 minutes ago, lowlylowlycook said:

Great googly moogly...

 

I wasn't sure if I could, so I tried! Really, pick something that seems tough and give it a whirl. I spent a while practicing feathers, but it came down to being time consuming more than tough. Each feather is a layer of a lot of green lines, then a violet line, then a yellow dot, an aqua cresent, and a dark blue dot. No intricate shapes to worry about at all. Perhaps when I get home I can do a fast demo on a paper. :poke:

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Painting never happened because I got swarmed by people and we opened a big bottle of wine and then another wine. 

 

Sooooo..... "soon". 

 

My encouragement is "yes you can paint peacock feathers, really". 

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She's getting some boots. Saddle Brown is the base color for them. I am thinking of doing gold metal fiddly-bits with green even-fiddlier-bits as the trim. I think it would tie the piece together more than having silver trim on that forward leg. 

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And premilinary shading with S75 Arbuckles Brown (somewhere between brown, purple, and magenta) and Reaper Blackened Brown. 

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Simply stunning! I love everything about this and that cloak has me speechless.

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1 hour ago, Gargs said:

Simply stunning! I love everything about this and that cloak has me speechless.

 

The cloak was mostly an exercise in patience. Next time I have my wet palette free I'll see about doing a guide on a paper.... or if I'm crazy, another figure. Pretty much if you can paint a line and a dot, you can paint the feathers ::D:

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Oh yeah the sleeves got shaded. So blue is done! 

 

The leather of the boots is now shaded. I might dot a wee bit more pale into the top of the raised leg. Not sure yet. Onward to the trim! 

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