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02643: Dierdra Dark Willow: Xiwo Xerase paints a rogue

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This was originally not one a mini I planned to paint.  However, I got two in an auction lot and the base fits well with one of my few base stamps (in this case, the Happy Seppuku Stone Shore stamp) so... why not?

 

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This is the state she is in now.  She's been primed and a thin coat of Brown Liner (1 part Wash Medium, 1 part Brown Liner, 1 part water) has been painted on top to bring out details.  (I found a mold line I missed on the side of her knee and relined her legs with a thicker coat of Brown Liner, because I forgot the original mix.  The thicker mix is not likely to obscure detail when painting but it does make it harder to see in these pictures.  Oops.)

 

(Note to self: Get a non-grey background for these pictures in the future.)

 

I've decided her doublet, pants, boots, and gloves are leather.  Her doublet and pants are stitched in the front and are worn over more normal clothes.  (Both her doublet and pants have obvious stitching in the front and the alternative is undesirable in a family friendly environment.)  Her shirt includes her loose poofy sleeves.  (Which are probably good for a rogue since they mask the shape of her arms.)  I believe the most interesting detail missing from her store page is her knife holster on her left leg.

 

I wasn't entirely sure what to use for colors so I did a mockup using my paint program.  The knife in her holster will not be visible from this side but I included them to get an idea for how they would look.

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The current colors are: (all paints are Reaper MSP or Bones)

  • Skin: Youthful Flesh
  • Hair: Blond Hair
  • Doublet, boots, and knife handles: Ruddy Leather
  • Pants and gloves: Nut Brown
  • Belt, stitches, and other leather accents: Leather Brown
  • Shirt and sleeves: Dark Elf Skin
  • Blades: This is one of the colors from the Blade Steel swatch
  • Floor: Dungeon Grey

 

The focuses for this mini are her face, her hair, textures (leather and wood), and NMM for the metal bits.  Let's see how this goes.

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I tried painting her eyes last night and... it didn't go so well.  In fact, it ended with me stripping all of the paint and primer on her face.  (And then I tried to do eyes on a Bones mini I had ready and that also ended in stripping paint!)  I should be able to prime her face again tonight.

 

I think I have two problems:

  • I couldn't make out the detail with her left eye.  After stripping the primer and looking, I think that eye is partially blocked by her hair.  When I reapply the Brown Liner wash to her face, I'll try to make sure it settles in that area more.
  • I'm starting with using Brown Liner to paint her eyes and this is making it hard for me to see detail.  And since her eyes are the first thing I'm trying to paint, I have no good frame of reference.

I'll try painting the Bones mini tonight after I've reapplied Liner and see how it goes.

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