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03844: Damaris is converted to a fierce pirate babe :D

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This is kinda what I'll be going for. In addition to not being great at color coordinating things, my monitor isn't color corrected so it's pretty rough to figure things out....

And the Order of Souls area is generally in a lot of shadow.... Screenshots are from my gameplay in Sea of Thieves.

 

I'm thinking a muted, dusky, deep gray-purple for the leather (boots, gloves, hat, sleeveless vest) The tunic and waist thing will be a strong gradient of that violet-red so I can get some brightness in there. It will also be her lip color. :D I'll have a muted blue for accents with brighter blue highlights for the feathers and lantern. I'm thinking about making all the metal parts silver to go with the sword and pistol. Her hair and skin will also be much darker but I just threw some color on to get the idea out there.

 

Since I've goofed up the primer and I don't want to risk scrubbing/eating away the parts I've sculpted, my first step will be gently painting little bits in grayscale, and then even more gently painting everything its solid base color (glazing?). We'll work from there. S: 

 

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I was still struggling with the color scheme so I went hunting around websites looking for palette inspiration. I found a really nice photo of blueberries but I didn't like the selected colors below it. Lots of pinks! I decided to grab the section of the photo that I liked and use a palette generator for some help, just to make sure that I wasn't trying to do a really awful color set. You can find the palette generator by googling "canva color palette."

 

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It looks like a galaxy. Also my girl is a blueberry. So I guess Maeryn is a space fruit now.

Also those color names... Yikes.

Want more yikes names? This is when I was trying to force a color scheme with snippets of my screenshots.

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Ahh yes, dark olive green, midnight blue, and midnight blue. Perfect.

(I tease there but seriously, if you are color blind, DO NOT trust those names! I can help you find matching Reaper paint numbers if you need a hand.) 

 

 

EDIT: ALSO you are not going to believe this. Her hat broke. I'm clumsy and I dropped her again.

 

It's my personal mini though. So I superglued it. :ph34r:

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Maybe you need a foam tabletop and a fluffy carpet floor :poke:

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1 hour ago, Morihalda said:

 

EDIT: ALSO you are not going to believe this. Her hat broke. I'm clumsy and I dropped her again.

 

It's my personal mini though. So I superglued it. :ph34r:

 

 A wile back I built a growler army for Vor ... big chunks of metal glued together with 2500 lbs test epoxy ... they will not only stand up to anything that might hit a gaming table but in a pinch will stand up as improvised weapons in a zombie apocalypse ... slow , smelly and icky, but, epoxy can be your friend.

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So bless @CashWiley for all that Gurney love. I was reading Color and Light and learned about "gamut mapping," where you do a thing like this and... do art and stuff.

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Whatever. You get the idea. Maybe. I'm still trying to figure it out too. :lol: Like I think it's to help visualize a limited color palette without going too crazy with all the saturated colors?

 

Anyways, here's tonight's progress from the hangouts - base coating over that awful primer that I tried to clean up. Tomorrow I'll look at it again and see if I like where the colors are. Her vest should be more red-violet than pink.

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That is a humongous image.

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 I'm liking your range of colors ... waiting to see what color her eyes turn out (don't tell ... waiting to see) out of the metric ton of miniatures I purged before moving here my reaper pirates are among the few I saved for the long trek through 4 states to get where I am now ... so "fierce pirate babes" are near and dear ... 

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I took a couple WIP photos of the eyes, but they didn't save. They always look so silly when half of their face is covered in walnut brown. :lol:

 

Eyeliner is walnut brown, white is leather white, and the blue is ghostly moss. She's actually one of the only minis I've seen with eyebrows, but since I wanted her more hispanic, I went for a lower, straighter brow.

If my OSL works out well on the lantern, I'll do it for her eyes as well. I'll be using marine teal to for "dark" sections of the lighted eyes/lantern.

 

Also her lip color is going to match her tunic, I'm excited for that!

 

My giant thumb is in this since I was showing her to our Sea of Thieves group.

 

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She looks good!

 

Maybe she wants to team up with my Bonny Ann and turn the seas unsafe?

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Thanks, friends! :wub: I'll be fishing this weekend so my art will just be some personal watercolor pencil stuff (much easier to transport), and I'll be back again on Monday with more paint! 

 

If the brain weasels continue to work with me instead of against me (it's been great), I should be starting my ReaperCon entry in my sculpting thread in the next week or two! ^_^

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Thanks, friends! :wub: I'll be fishing this weekend so my art will just be some personal watercolor pencil stuff (much easier to transport), and I'll be back again on Monday with more paint! 

 

If the brain weasels continue to work with me instead of against me (it's been great), I should be starting my ReaperCon entry in my sculpting thread in the next week or two! ^_^

 

Fishing.... watercolors... 

 

You catch a fish and use its tail as a paintbrush? ::D:

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