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Kreve Lavelle

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  1. Did I miss the information? If so, please point me in the right direction.
  2. Thank you. It is my first person... I found my color notes for the orange I made: Marigold Yellow / Fire Orange (50/50) Talespinner has told me, that once I use glazes, I'll like them. He is right...but I have such a hard time mixing them up so they go on right. Back to Orange and base coats. You said that if you mix a red in the orange that it will start looking red instead of orange. Well, being a total novice about color & color theory and color knowledge...and limiting the color choices to reaper paints, what colors would you mix with orange to get the Shadow, Mid tone & Highlights? I made a guess and lost my mind on the base coat. We are talking about pumpkins now, and they start out green...so would you use a green to blend in with the orange for the shadow?
  3. Talespinner & I have been friends decades and I have always had him paint miniatures for me. He always did a great job. Then he goes all rogue on me and starts sculpting. Tells me I have to paint my own miniatures. He sweet talks me into going to ReaperCon 2013, at great risk to my home life <insert disgruntled family here> that I was going to "have fun while they had to stay home." All in all, I opted the path of forgiveness instead of permission. I'm still in one piece, and have managed to get my kid interested in painting as a result of this trip. SO, it has been a good thing...but an expensive one (if you have nothing to start with, the upfront cost for me was super high) but I made it work. I didn't have any paints, brushes, mixing trays, lights, vision magnification, or a clue...until after i just started painting at the con. My first painted miniature was the Hell Hound (77038: Hell Hound by: Ben Siens)...but that is another story. Anyways, I have been working with Talespinner on painting minis since ReaperCon 2013. He has given me pointers and descriptions etc, with the patience of a saint. I started a Pathfinder adventure and one of the characters is a monk, and the guy playing him asked me to paint him a mini. I'm terrified, I have not ever painted a human. I spent time trying to figure out how to paint skeletons...<ok, technically they were human skeletons>... so in my brain, I have no idea how to even start this mini. SO, I ask him what the color scheme is: Yellow shirt & pants, Orange Cloak, Blue Highlights, Brown Hair, Blue hair ties. I looked for a miniature that fit his her and settled on: Kazumi, Male Monk by: James van Schaik. Now for the on topic comment: 1) I was thinking I would paint orange as my mid tone, and then darken the orange with a light brown (but didn't) and then lighten the orange for highlights with some yellow (but I didn't do that either). What happened: I was putting on my base coat of orange, and it streaked...so I put on another layer, and it streaked...<insert frustration>...after about 15 coats of orange, I finally had no streaking, and a smooth color. I was a wreck! I was frustrated. I swore I would never touch orange again because it sucks... This is why I never got to mixing any shadow or highlight colors for orange. I was so unahappy about my base coat experience that I went into avoidance mode for orange. 2) I thought I could relax again if i worked with the yellow shirt & pants. AGAIN! it took lots of coats just to get it looking good...and again, I'm just frustrated. I set the mini aside for about a week. After seeing a councilor for Chrysophobia, Xanthophobia, and consulting many adult beverages, I went back and finished the mini. I used 50/50 Orange and a orangeish red and just glazed in the shadows. Sorry for the massive photos, But I wanted to show what happened with my orange experience. *NOTE: The white stuff on the back view is from my dull coat sprayed in high humidity <for which I had no idea this would happen> Now my kid wants me to paint a Pumpkin Monster...Not sure why, with October basically here and advertisements of Halloween everywhere. SO, I have to face my nemesis - ORANGE... I apologize for the long explanation. I'm looking for some advice on how to base coat and then work my way up to the orange of a pumpkin...
  4. I'm stoked about the 2015 Con. I'll help Talespinner get away from his sculpting chair and hang out with people...Promise! I might even have to pry the sculpting tools from his hands as he kicks and screams. I hope its not too big a scene.
  5. Random, I'm getting really stoked to attend this year.
  6. I'd like an Occulus to paint. I'm hoping Reaper decides to cast it.
  7. Some flourescent lights have a flicker rate that may trigger head aches or cause your eyes to tire quickly. I've used an overhead shop light and only been able to work for an hour before eye fatigue set in, from flicker rate. I suggest a light that doesn't have a flicker rate.
  8. I'd like to see a series of minis that express all of the various occupations &/or variations in a culture. An example of this would be: Giants Hill Giants Then there would be a male & female version of the average version of those giants and then a variety of occupations for that type of giant...like warriors, spell casters or beast masters. Run the range within a given racial representation. Another Example would be: Demons Just start making a sculpt of a male and female (If sex would be applicable) of each kind AND Talespinner's Beholder...what an awesome sculpt!
  9. I don't know you but I'm wishing you and your family all the best.
  10. Will this mini be available for purchase at reapercon?
  11. Any indicator as to when they come out for the rest of us?
  12. Do they have a similar piece of jewelry or other item that binds them as is evident with Garevel?
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