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Ganryu Kojiro

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  1. 2 hours ago, Iridil said:

    Looks great! Nice work leveling it up with the base. I looove miniature seige equipment.

    I got one of those leaf punches from Green Stuff World and this was a great opportunity to take it out for a spin.

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  2. I tried to do a search on the forums but nothing quite hit the question squarely, so I figured I'd ask here. How does painting mecha/ vehicles/ giant robots differ from painting the sorts of fantasy characters and monsters I normally paint? I've got a pile of Robotech miniatures that I'm finally planning to tackle (after I get a bunch of Christmas presents painted), and it seems like a different aesthetic is called for. Particularly since there are a lot of flat planes and such to do.

    Alternately, given what I'm working with, maybe I want more of a comic book style. Basically, any tips or tutorials you might give me would be appreciated (or just a general discussion of the topic).

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  3. 37 minutes ago, deathly halliwell said:

    Looks great! I like the minimal details, letting the translucent mini speak for itself. 

     

    Did you "prime" with a varnish to help the paint and inks stick better before starting?

    No, but I probably should have. It was cleaned, but otherwise untreated. 

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  4. Started on my next chibi. I took step by step pics of the eyes. While I like the succubus's gold eyes a bit better, it was all the same technique (which I learned at Reapercon 2019 in chibi class. I believe it was Yeji Kim who taught that one. Credit where credit is due).

     

    Step one, fill in an off white.

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    Step two, shine it up with some white.

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    Step three, fill in the darkest iris color. In this case, ritterlich blue.

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    Step four, a line of a much brighter color in a in an arc across the bottom of the iris.

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    Step five: a smaller arc of a yet brighter color.

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    Step six: fill in a pupil with black or near black.

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    Step seven: reflection dots. Dab in some white in a few places on the eyes.

     

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    Step eight: line the top an bottom of the eye. Leave the sides unlined.

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  5. When I was at Reapercon this year a friend asked me to get and paint a chibi for his lady from the Midknight Heroes booth. Well, that ballooned to doing several Christmas gifts for friends and family.

     

    This succubus is going to my sister in law. She asked for a color scheme from Panty and Stocking (a very not safe for work anime I highly recommend) and this is what I came up with.

     

    I'll be posting work in progress shots on the rest of this years chibis here: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/97154-christmas-chibi-mega-thread/20211024_160229.thumb.jpg.10b9fe07fee12fc3aaf94a23dd26d25a.jpg20211024_160416.thumb.jpg.cd27c7230826e27e166b5c511f990d88.jpg20211024_160405.thumb.jpg.e9d3b3e503f6b0a40ce9fa30a9e27587.jpg20211024_160357.thumb.jpg.ae56abfc16a59bd75aedc0d82454db80.jpg20211024_160313.thumb.jpg.fa00fc9ba0abd781f0583b841bab0737.jpg20211024_160301.thumb.jpg.d881ec4a5c306bf36888ce01f33d501d.jpg20211024_160241.thumb.jpg.361e5ab7ca0a160bbcbd06cca09ffbcb.jpg20211024_160434.thumb.jpg.d7d6a6cfede70f3fb9a15e8ea37f758d.jpg

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  6. Not 100% sold on the hair, but at some point I have to move on (particularly since I have a number of other chibi to get to). Moving on to the over coat. I based that in burgundy wine and I'm using the rest of that triad for highlighting.

     

    I absolutely love those colors and they formed the base of an elven mage I painted a few months ago. Happy to proselytize for that triad any time.

     

    https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/95829-lysette-as-a-red-robed-wizard/&tab=comments#comment-2017078

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  7. Finally managed to make a little time to work. Smoothed a bit of the red, added some amethyst highlights in a few spots, trying to figure out the hair. Strikes me that maggot white is to close to a true white, so I need something else to serve as a midtone.

     

    Pale lichen is working as a shade tone for it. Maybe I'll mix a tiny bit in to the maggot white.

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  8. 1 hour ago, Marsya said:

    Solid advice from Darcstaar I’d start there as well to get a feel for how the face reads after lining. Also for chibis I’ll use anime as inspiration. Looking at Goku (although admittedly more angular) you can see shadows from his hair and in this scene and the lighting is a clear source from one side creating shadow on the left side. Could create ease on the entire mini if you choose directional lighting. 
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    Here is a pic on goggled for Ed as she has a more similar face shape to your mini. Again light shadows from her hair but overall little to no shading oh her. Although I do love the artists choice in her blushing look in the middle to her face.  Perhaps add some purple tinting/glazing around your succubus’s nose and cheeks under your highlights to create interest. I’d personally just go with the glazing and not the defined ovals in the reference art of Ed. 
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    Hopefully some of the above gives you some ideas. Your off to a great start and I look forward to seeing how you tackle the white hair from your reference art. 

    Thank you most kindly. Hoping to make some time this evening to do some more work.

     

    As to the hair, the reference pic looks like the shading is a kind of pale lichen, so I based coated in maggot white. Planning to use a pale green to shade and highlight in a true white. Doesn't leave me any space to do the white halo you get in a lot of anime, but there you are. (Maybe I'm wrong, though, I can likely just do the halo and worry more about shading.)

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