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  1. I paint at a glacial pace, so if I don't buy more than I paint, I should be fine. If. I'm still not done with my current project, but I already have my eyes on some more.
  2. This looks awesome, I love the pattern on the wings! For a moment I thought you made a mosaic on them!
  3. As you can see from the title, I'm a noob playing around with layering. Or glazing? I'm not sure about the difference, in the tutorial videos I watched, both techniques come down to painting diluted paints over a base coat. I've painted the armor with a black-and-silver mix, then painted over with diluted silver where I imagine the light hits. I'm happy with the effect. I feel like I've messed up the face. I layered Vallejo Paint Bronze Fleshtone (over that color + white) to simulate shade from the helmet, and tried to pain the eyes gold because she's depicted with glowing eyes in the official artwork. I think I should just have gone for skin-wash... I hope I can salvage it. I also see now that I haven't been thorough with removing the mold lines and messed up the gold detail somewhat. I'm a bit unsure about what to do with the hair and, well, whatever you call this piece of clothing. I painted shades on the lower part of the hair, in the areas where multiple layers of cloth overlap and on the right where the wing is above it. I just glazed over with a red + black mix. I'm kind of going back and forth thinking that it looks too dark and smudgy, and (especially on the front) not dark enough. I'm also unsure if I should add highlights or shades on the wavy part. It's relatively flat, and most tutorials I've seen deal with robes that have very deep folds. I definitely want to add highlights to the hair, but I don't know what color. Mixing red and white would give pink, and that doesn't seem right. I tried glazing with orange, but wasn't happy with the result, so I glazed over with red again. It's still slightly visible. Some other minor detail, I've tried to paint the shadow of the body on the base of the wings. Not sure I like it, but you only see it when you go looking for it anyway... One more picture that I took, can't really think of any commentary. Any advice on layering or any other things is very welcome!
  4. Thank you all for the kind words! Yeah, the smudged look bothers me a bit. I don't know if I want to go back on them. I've already applied varnish and I don't know if I should paint over that. Also, I'm not sure if I'll be able to hit the precise color mix for the skin and the padded armor again. But anyway, what kind of technique do you have in mind? Drybrushing, or normal painting while trying to dodge the crevices?
  5. Nice! And I like how your daughter thinks!
  6. Some time ago, a friend of mine hosted a mini painting for dummies session. I didn't have any figures to paint, but I wanted to try it out, so I bought a couple of miniatures from Reaper that I thought looked cool. Turns out, I like it! Blacktongue, Gnoll Ranger The first one I painted. Base colors, splurge wash all over, drybrush some highlights around the mane. Easy! I was surprised how much I liked the end result. I don't like seeing it up close like that as much, but I don't hate looking at it on my shelf. This got me to buying my own colors, brushes, etc. and continue. When the lighting is good, the pouches on his back don't look like giant butt cheeks. When it's not so good, well... I thought making them a different shade from the fur was good enough. Andromedan Vizier This one I'm less happy with. I followed the same approach as before, but it came out much more drab than I wanted. The lesson I took from it was to be more intentional with wash. Turns out it's not just skill in a bottle. Who would have thought? Also, I felt like the yellow wasn't really sticking to the figure. But I didn't have that problem with the hair on Freja. When I'm a bit better at painting, I want to buy another copy and try it again. Freja, Dain I tried to make some better decisions here about which parts need washes and which don't. Sometimes I got confused about which parts were supposed to be leather or metal, for example on the arms or boots. Overall, I like how these came out. I'm so happy that I didn't screw up the detail on Dain's shield!
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