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Billy's Bad Day (03719: Goats and Dark Fable Basilisk)

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On 5/10/2018 at 8:57 AM, TaleSpinner said:

 

Challenges:

 

- Finding time.  I am committed to 6 sculpts this summer, plus summer time with the kids.  That said, I do have some vacation I can use if needed.

 

 

 

1 sculpt down, 5 to go...

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 24 Hours a day is not enough ... we need 27  ... that might be a good start ... 27 has always been a lucky number.

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5 hours ago, Boaz said:

 24 Hours a day is not enough ... we need 27  ... that might be a good start ... 27 has always been a lucky number.

 

This will apply to vacation/days off..

 

Work days will be limited to 3 hours and then when you get home after work revert to 27 hours again.

 

Pay will be raised because we spend more in our free time.

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2 hours ago, Corporea said:

you can do it!!!! Let me know if I can help with colors. :)

 

Will do!  I'll likely want your thoughts on shade colors and stone colors to ensure the best look with the bright colors I have planned for the Basilisk.  Bright colors are definately out of my comfort zone.

 

My Reaper order came!  I got two more animal packs so I now have 3 goats to work with.  I also got the colors I intend to use as the mid tone gradient for the basilisk (yellow on the belly to red on the back scales.

 

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Next step is to start hacking up the goats so I can repose them and add Billy's alpha male traits.

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put a basecoat of something like mahogany brown under your reds- it covers better and is a nice base to build on. I use chestnut gold for a base for yellows since it's lighter and warmer, but again, covers well.  reds and yellows are evil. I'd maybe do some purple in your stone and your could use it to highlight your black as well. dark elf skin works well, as does snow shadow for blacks. 

 

I like olive type greens to go with bright reds and desaturated purples to go with bright yellows.  You could get away with cold blues though. Blue in the goats and stone would make the basilisk stand out.

 

Or... hmmmn... desert theme... you could do ochers for the terrain... must think on it...

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What is the environment they should be in? That should dictate the rocks.... says the totally nonbiased rock geek >.> 

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55 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

What is the environment they should be in? That should dictate the rocks.... says the totally nonbiased rock geek >.> 

 

Desert to semi-arid. Basilisks and these goats are both Middle Eastern in origin, but I'm not going to let that stop my artistic license.

 

Here are some shots I found:

 

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And some from where the goats actually live:

 

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As you can see, these animals live in a wide range of rocky arid/semi-arid lands.  The one I am most interested in using as a pattern because of it's beauty is the Persian Ibex, but may take some license with it as it is fantasy after all.

 

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ok, sneaky trick to play with color I learned this year.  adjust the color contrast and increase color saturation:

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I took the one with the lichens and attacked it with contrast.  This is fun because it can tell you what colors you can use to work into your highlights and shadows while staying true to the feel of the picture.

 

You could do that with the goats as well:

 

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I like this trick because then I can get creative and impressionistic with the color, but it isn't a complete departure from reality.

 

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Check this guy out!  Do you think anyone would believe it if I went that wild with the horns:

 

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Now that you've shown the picture, I'll be disappointed if you don't go crazy with the horns. 

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2 minutes ago, Corporea said:

ok, sneaky trick to play with color I learned this year.  adjust the color contrast and increase color saturation:

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I took the one with the lichens and attacked it with contrast.  This is fun because it can tell you what colors you can use to work into your highlights and shadows while staying true to the feel of the picture.

 

 

Nice. That is a good trick.  I typically use photos in black and white to better see shadows.  I never thought of playing with the color contrast and saturation.

 

I liked that picture too.  Lots of good cool colors to work with to contrast the warm basilisk and goats.

 

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Also, it reminded me of this: 

 

Image result for buford the little bighorn

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