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  1. Gorgeous!! That contrast is just stunning. Well done! I'm so glad our class gave you some new techniques to try out! Thanks for being a part of it :)
  2. Hi folks! Today I started painting #03836 "Jakob Janssen, Monk" for our friend Jakob. Sending him some good vibes during this time and excited to finish this and ship it his way! I started with skintones and I'm currently working on painting him with a big ol' George Clooney smile I want to finalize my color scheme but I'm really struggling! Many great painters have already posted photos of their version of this mini and I want to do something different than what's already been done. Here are the three I'm considering: The traditional Shaolin monk color s
  3. Hi folks, My very first snow base! I haven't attempted Non-Metallic Metal on a shield like this before and I'm happy with how it's turned out :) Thanks, Mocha
  4. Hi folks! I hope everyone had a Happy Easter! Painted this Mousling on last night's Twitch livestream :) Worked on some freehand lace patterns and put a normal-sized penny (I swear!) next to this little guy for scale. He was so much fun to paint
  5. Hi folks, It's been awhile since I posted, and since I've been painting online with friends a lot more, I figured it was time to get back to it! Painted this one via Twitch livestream the other night when someone in chat suggested a freehand pattern similar to a marsh frog (to go with the "bog" theme). While I can't take credit for the idea, we took the concept and ran with it-- I think the freehand really makes him stand out! Below is a frog stock photo I pulled for general reference. The hardest part was picking a random pattern to draw on the wings and mirroring it
  6. Hiyo! Thanks @SamuraiJack :) It's true, it's one of my favorite triads-- not just for skintones, but for leathers. Many browns are just too warm (with orange/red undertones) and, when paired with an overall "cool" color scheme, can look a bit out of place. Reaper's Brown Liner + Olive Skin Shadow + Olive Skin is a great option for worn leathers. At the end, I'll take the Olive Skin Highlight and brush the edges where leather strips would have received the most wear. Hope that helps!
  7. I really like Reaper's Cinnamon Red– good coverage, smooth application/blending & matte finish. I use it as a basecoat for rich fabrics and gems where I can enhance it with darker red shadows to get a nice "blood red" color. Hope that helps!
  8. I played around with them a few weeks ago on Diva The Blessed, one of the 25th Anniversary minis. They're easy to work with– I really liked the triad and I added Brown Liner to the NMM Gold Shadow for the darkest shadow color (see below). As far as steel NMM, I use Blue Liner + an out-of-production blue paint that I became emotionally attached to + Pure White. I also took Michael Proctor's "Shaded Metallics" class a few years back which helped a lot– I'll often use TMM on silver things with different colored glazes, which shouldn't be discounted when you want to save yourself some time and
  9. Haha, my first ReaperCon was in 2014 and I heard so many people teasing Haldir about his avatar, though he did have a blonde wig at the time LOL Tell you what, if someone has the Thursday photo, send it my way at [email protected] and I'll take a stab at it! It'll be a good test of how many folks I can recognize and then I'll need your help filling in the rest :) I'll tag the most public forumites first, and then be sensitive about the rest. I doubt folks like @knarthex, @Pegazus, @fanguad, and @klarg1 will be shy (just to name a few!)
  10. I did one for ReaperCon 2016 that took a good bit 'o time but I think the pic is now a blue box with a [?] (possibly due to the forum update or a user error on my part). However, I worry that someone felt uncomfortable with their picture on there and asked for it to be removed (total speculation on my part though). If that's true, I'm hesitant to do another one since asking every forumite for individual permission to post their pic might not be realistic. Otherwise, if I'm able to get the green light, I'm in at least one pic (Thurs night) and I'd be interested in mocking that one
  11. Heck yeah, thanks for doing this! I missed the boat last year, so I'm in for this year if there's still enough room :) •Mocha •Current Avatar •Wed-Sun :)
  12. Holy guacamole! It feels real now: ReaperCon Excitement at 200% and rising... I'm signed up for two classes: Matt DiPietro's "Sketch Style Demo" & Derek Schubert's "Good, Fast Painting" (I have to sign up for at least one dks class, it's pretty much tradition at this point). And I'm surprised & delighted that the two classes I'm teaching are sold out– that means other people are excited about what I'm excited about sharing! So many great options and instructors as always, there's truly something for everyone Shout out to @Reaperbryan for making the process sm
  13. Yay, thank you all so much!! You make my face look just like my avatar– all smiles!
  14. Yeah!! I'm super-excited I've learned so much since my first ReaperCon and can't wait to share my knowledge and passion with others :) It may be ambitious, but I'm most passionate about blending skin & fabrics and painting eyes, so that's what I'm teaching-- I can't wait!
  15. Hiyo! I'm here to brag about my mystery Secret Sophie gifter I've been out of town after a death in the family and disappeared for a month– I apologize for the delay! My Secret Sophie sent me chocolates, bases, minis, and a beautifully painted dwarf (more on that below). I also received a very cool illustration of a Beholder. My gift-giver is quite the artist! And the chocolate is delicious– in fact, I took this picture after eating one of the other medallions (whoops!) Their painted mini, titled "Still Easier Than Herding Gamers", is especially awesome since it looks like
  16. Hooray! I received my Secret Sophie– I want to get a good picture of the beautiful mini, Beholder illustration, and all the delicious goodies so I can properly brag about them Update coming soon!
  17. Hooray!!! I'm so happy you like him! Hopefully, he'll be someone you can use in an upcoming campaign. I'm glad he's gone to a new, loving home
  18. Just posted my first mini in the "Inspiration Gallery" on Reaper. COOL!

    1. CorallineAlgae


      Congratulations! Your elf archer rocks!

    2. Mocha


      Thank you!! I hope my Secret Sophie person likes him :)

    3. Arc 724

      Arc 724

      I really like the Inspiration Gallery. So much great work in there. I'm glad you added yours!

  19. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year, lovely forumites!

    1. Arc 724

      Arc 724

      Happy Holidays to you as well and I hope your new years is an eventful one. :)

  20. Alrighty! Added some subtle Linen White highlights on the tabard and he's now posted in the Show Off forum here. I'll be sending him off to my Secret Sophie recipient tomorrow!
  21. Hi Folks! I wanted to share some pics before I send off my painted mini for the Secret Sophie Holiday 2016 exchange. I used 100% Reaper paints and the colors I used are listed below. See my work in progress photos here. Reaper Paints Used: Corporeal Shadow Clouded Sea Brown Liner Dark Highlights Desert Stone Driftwood Brown Aged Bone Linen White Royal Purple* Blue Liner Pure White Golden Shadow Elf Flesh *edited to add gem color
  22. Thanks! And Fruggs, you're right, he could stand to have some more highlighting on the tabard. I'll probably highlight with Linen White at the chest and highest folds since I still want it to read as an eggshell color.
  23. Hi all! Looks like this will be my last WIP update of my Secret Sophie mini before the final pics are posted and I send him off to my mystery person! While I still haven't painted his [will be warm brown] hair, he's been attached to a painted base and I cleaned up a few of the details. Speaking of details, here's a zoomed-in picture of the sword hilt/gem. Gems are both challenging and fun to paint and I never seem to get the white dot just right– it's either too small or too big. Oh well! I'd rather it look super-shiny and stand out since it's the only bit of purple on him.
  24. Bahahaha Sorry TaleSpinner. I'll see if I can get Christine updated as well :) Does she have a forum name?
  25. Shhhhhh! I was waiting to see how long it would be until she noticed.... It's been a while :-( Aww but Mr Melons, I fixed it in the last version! http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71359-reapercon-2016-pictures/?p=1461064 Though we now have some more updates trickling in, I bet I can get a "final final" version out :)
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