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  1. I'm from Australia-land and my house-mate piggy backed on my Vampire level and bought quite a few extras including Kaladrax and Nethyrmaul, and he works at a local game shop where he said plenty of people went-in together.

    No-one else from my local D&D group pledged though, and they're quite envious now my order is so close to arriving. I've promised to take my new Reaper loot to the next D&D session after my order arrives. I know my DM is planning a big bones order once he has a chance to look through my stash and see what he wants.

  2. Curiously that is a technique that can be used in painting minis as well. Grey scale the areas then use thin glazes of your target colour to build the colour on the model. :)

    I hadn't thought of that, thanks for the tip!

     

     

     

    Very nice. A fun looking concept!

    Thank you!

     

     

     

    I work like that in photoshop all the time. It's one of my preferred methods for adding colour to images (always other peoples, my own pencil art is not exactly up to snuff)

    It was interesting to play around with and I can't wait to try again!

     

     

     

    I should actually comment at some point rather than just liking posts like a Tumblr/DA lurker. But since I have no critique to leave, all I can really say is lame, "I love it! Can't wait to see more! ...Yay. :D" etc.

     

    So I'll just add that my avatar is a maneki neko character of mine and just underscore my enjoyment of seeing the progression of the picture.

    I must admit, I do love your avatar. it's the cutest thing ever!

    My husband has a little maneki neko money box he got while he was in Japan years ago and I've always wanted to do a character design based off-of one.

     

     

     

     

    Pretty much, I haven't every fully painted a mini before but I did upload an attempt I had the other day. My Bones order will be my real chance to dive into miniature painting. I must admit, I am having a little trouble because it's a different working method to the way I usually lay down paint. It's a great learning experience though, I need to take more time thinning my paints and creating washes.

     

    Been sketching up a few more things, including vulture's Kobold Druid idea and Goblyn's Goblin in full plate.

    desksketches.jpg

    Usually when I start drawing I take an A4 piece of paper and do a very rough sketch, after doodling some thumbnail ideas up in the top right-hand corner. If I like the sketch I then re-draw it onto a fresh piece of paper with my light box. The Maneki Neko girl from the first page is on the top right of this photo.

    (Please excuse the paracetamol in the photo, I've been sick the past few days.) Blerg!

     

     

    i started sculpting the goblin ::D:

    OMFG. I will squee so damn hard when I see it!

  3. FFFFFFUUUUUU you guys are so awesome and nice.

     

     

    In attempt to try new things and push myself to my artistic limits - I'm going to attempt a new colouring style in Photoshop with this picture, where you start with greyscale shading and then lay colours over the top using 'soft light' and 'overlay.'
    I've used a variation of this technique before on greyscale marker pictures, but never anything from scratch in Photoshop.

    c_manekineko02.jpg

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  4. You do know Reaper looks for concept artists right?

     

    Please tell me you are also aware of the challenges run at http://theartorder.com/ by WotC's DnD Art Director Jon Schindehette?

    I sent them an email with some of my work a few days ago, I'm keeping everything crossed. Thanks for the link to the art order! I'll give that a look-see!

     

    *edit* Just checked out the link, and I have visited that blog many times. Some great stuff there!

    ​The Art Order and Reaper are places I hadn't submitted my work to before because I have some inferiority issues when it comes to my work sometimes.

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  5. Pretty much, I haven't every fully painted a mini before but I did upload an attempt I had the other day. My Bones order will be my real chance to dive into miniature painting. I must admit, I am having a little trouble because it's a different working method to the way I usually lay down paint. It's a great learning experience though, I need to take more time thinning my paints and creating washes.

     

    Been sketching up a few more things, including vulture's Kobold Druid idea and Goblyn's Goblin in full plate.

    desksketches.jpg

    Usually when I start drawing I take an A4 piece of paper and do a very rough sketch, after doodling some thumbnail ideas up in the top right-hand corner. If I like the sketch I then re-draw it onto a fresh piece of paper with my light box. The Maneki Neko girl from the first page is on the top right of this photo.
    (Please excuse the paracetamol in the photo, I've been sick the past few days.) Blerg!

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  6. sorry! :blush:

    That's okay, it's hard to tell someones gender from their username. 'Cassu' is a nickname my friends made-up from my real name, 'Cassandra.'

     

     

     

    Wow nice!!!

    They all look really cool!

    Thank you!

     

     

     

    Your style on the character sketches reminds me of an artist on 2000 AD from a few years back. Gimme a sec and I'll look it up... ah, yes, Jim McCarthy from his work on Bix Barton. This is not a bad thing : )

    I haven't heard of him, looking him up right now! :;):

     

     

     

    I was going to ask if you had a dA account so I could add you to my watch list, but I see you do ::):

     

    I love your work. It's very beautiful ::D:

    Thank you so very much! I need to update my DA more often.

     

     

     

    I think your material is an excellent start to miniature concept art, I think a sculptor would enjoy working from it. I would recommend just checking out the wallpaper section of the Reaper site and looking at the artwork there. Most of the artwork there are concept work done by Talin, and I know for a fact that the guys sculpting for Reaper love to work from his concepts. In particular scroll down to the Female Justicar and everything that follows that and compare that against the actual miniatures that were produced from it.

     

    Here is the link to the wallpaper section: http://www.reapermini.com/Desktops

    Thank you sooo much for that link! I was trying to find a gallery full of concept art,so-far I've been going through the online store and finding minis with sketches attached. (Not that that's a bad thing, I could look at the online store all day.)

     

     

     

    Really lovely work; I'd absolutely pick up the neko as a mini, particularly if the calligraphy wasn't sculpted on the club (I'd want one to paint the calligraphy myself, and a second to write something else).

     

    I also love the monkey. Mag Egos used to make a monkey monk, but I surprisingly haven't seen too many minis in that theme.

     

    Thanks for sharing!

    I haven't noticed too many money minis either, you'd think it would be a popular subject matter. I'd love more random animal anthromorphs.

     

     

     

    Great work! Love the Journey to the West themed monk, very good take on the Monkey King.

     

    Keep them coming, and let us know if anyone decides to do a sculpt of them!

    Thanks and I will! I would sculpt them myself, but I haven't tried for years and I don't really have the time to throw myself into it.

     

     

     

    Very nice

    Thank you kindly!

     

     

     

    Totally dig your style. Drawing is such a weak point for me. Fantastic work, really.

    Thank you! Well drawing is one of the few things I'm good at, mostly because I've spent all my life doing it. (I suck at math, mostly because I used to spend my hours in class doodling in my notebook.) :blush:

  7. Fantastic work! I look forward to seeing more! Do you happen to have a FaceBook page or anything like that where you post your artwork?

    I have a website in my sig that needs updating, I have a Tumblr account and DeviantART I keep updated fairly regularly.

     

     

     

    I'd buy the first and last as a mini.

    Thanks MonkeySloth! I must admit I do have a soft spot for Japanese and Chinese design and mythos.

     

     

     

    I would certainly buy either of these if they were made into minis!

    Well as I mentioned I have sent some of my work to reaper, so we'll see what happens. ^_^

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