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  1. I never had problems with this, but maybe it is because my style is different. I put one tone beside the next and so for me it is no problem if the paints dry fast, I mean if they are dried right after I applied it, everything is cool because it is not necessary that they stay wet. I don`t make wetblending at faces but only layering and for this it is good if the paint dries very fast. But you can also try a brush size 00. It is a bit larger than the 000 and mostly used for faces by me. I use the 000 only for the black eyeliner at the eyes and maybe for lips. To thin the paint a bit more also helps if you think it dries too fast.
  2. Good job so far. I think the skin turned out very nice. A very natural tone and highlighting. Concerning the face @SisterMaryNapalm meantioned I might could help....I don`t know. I myself use only very small brushes for the face from size 0 down to 000. I only use high quality sable brushes and magnifiers and so I have a good control about everything what happens in the face of the miniature. But I know from other painters that a brush size 0 should be small enough for faces and small details, but in fact I have got a better feeling with smaller brushes. Don`t know if I can give this as a general advice. It is said it depends to the brushtip. I prefer smaller brushes for difficult and tiny parts for one reason and that is: There is less paint on the brush which makes it easier to control the paint. Apart from this I just can say: The highlighting areas in the face are: - Forehead - Cheekbone - Bridge (nose) - Point of the chin - Sometimes jawbones but only if they are sculpted very prominent. All this prominent areas of the face should be highlighted very obviously, but only on a very, very small area and exactly this is the problem and that is why I use very small brushes at least for the final brushstrokes for to paint it smooth and clean. You can use first a larger brush (size 0) for a rough highlighting, but if you wish an extremely good definition it is helpful to work it out finaly with a smaller brush for being able to add several midtones for maximum depth and smooth blendings. This is at least how I do it. Hope this helps
  3. Congrats to Alicia, she looks great Isara looks also cool, I hope all will go well with the missing parts. Looking forward to the assembling and most of all the painting of the tank.
  4. It`s a joy to see the developement here. The nmm gold turned out amazing as well as all other details. I`m full of expectations what you will do with the cape.
  5. Good progress at the face and the hair. Unfortunately the image is too bright and so I can´t see exactly if you have got highlighted the black cape too. If you did it, it is rather subtle I suppose. A nice gift, your friend will be happy.
  6. I won`t join the project, because I have too many started wips on my desk already, but I like the idea very much and most of all I like robots very much and so I try to stay tuned here and watch the progress of you all. So I´m just the "audience" here
  7. This is a supercool step by step documentation. I liked all photos, because I really like that you made the effort to post each step you did here. I know how time consuming it is to make all this photos. On top you gave a description what colours you used and what exactly you have done here. The result until now is fantastic, especially how you worked out the highlighting at the cloak. I also like the muted colour scheme a lot. Face and beard turned out great too as well as the gem at the staff.
  8. Looks all good so far. Maybe a bit more highlighting at the hair on the top of her head, because the plait is more highlighted than the hair on the top. Haircolour is great and the eyes also look good.
  9. @mustardgreens Yes, yes and YES!!! This looks damned good!!! Even better than my edit. Very cool, I`m glad to see this. You got it. Well done!!!
  10. Yep, originally this was used mainly for webdesign, for to find a cool colourscheme for websites. But it is also used by painters and people who create fashion for example. Simply everybody who deals with colours and design find it very useful. Well.....I actually have seen colour schemes which had been...ahm very special haha. I think it is not a mistake to deal a bit with this matter. I guess for tabletop level this effort is not absolutely neccessary, but everybody who wishes to win a painting contest or wishes to produce absolutely highendlevel paintjobs and wish to get high ratings for them should know exactly what he/she is doing and of course such ones need to deal with colour schemes, because this is judged too by any jury. Even movies are designed according colour schemes. Photography, artworks, simply every art which deals with images and colours keep to the rules of colour theory and it is the knowledge about all this which is creating the art. So there is a kind of compulsion to deal with it when someone wishes to produce art on a very professionally level. It is rather that I don`t consider what doesn`t work together, but more what works well together. There are a couple of combinations I don`t like that much, but it depends all on the acutal tones. I mean for example I don`t like much the combination red and turquoise, but according colour theory this is a completely legal complementary contrast. It is the colour theory according Küppers, there red and turquoise are a complementary pair. If I see blank/plain red and turquoise together I don`t feel well haha. BUT if the red is higlighted with Orange things for me changing completely, because this looks awesome. So one can change the impression completely by adding colours as the highlights or shadows for making things fitting much better to each other. The turquoise for example can be highlighted with yellow and this will change the whole impression again. Another example is Blue and Green. I don`t like this combination much either, but I like it when the green is a bit blueish, or the blue is bit greenish then I think it looks awesome too. Same with Red combined with purple. If the red is a blueish red also this looks good. It depends on the actual tone and on what colours else are used for shading and highlighting. An example from my own desk: I´m painting Selmarina The Witch (by Reaper) in the main colours orange and green. This simply not exists in colour theory so one could call this a "mistake", because it is neither a complementary contrast nor analog, but in fact I love this combination (orange/green) although this is surely a question of taste. I made it more harmonious by shading the green with blue and by shading the orange with red and the result now is a so called rectangle or tetradic colour scheme where 2 complementary pairs are used, red/green is a complementary contrast as well as blue/orange. So the shades I added made the tetradic colourscheme complete and voila I have a valid colour scheme and no one can complain LOL. For to finaly answer your question: There are no colours which are absolutely not working together. It depends all on the actual tone and on what else is used for shading and highlighting in addition. As said, until now I didn`t discover any colour scheme "crimes" by you haha. Especially this thing with the actual tone is done very well by you and that is what I meant with: You have got a natural feel for colours. Be happy
  11. I`m sure this will not happen, but "if", yes then I will tell you. In doubt just use neutral colours too (you often do this already). For example: Select 2 or 3 colours which are either similar/analog (purple, blue, pink) or complementary (red and green, yellow and purple, blue and orange according the colour theory of Itten or in this case here it is the complementary pair according the colour theory of Harald Küppers which is actually magenta/pink and green) and then simply combine it with neutral colours as beige, brown, black, white, grey....this always works fine if you wish to be on the completely save side. You can also combine this 3 colours magenta, purple and green. This looks great. Magenta and green is complementary (according Küppers) and purple suits also well to green and of course it suits well to magenta too because it is similar to magenta. In doubt: Less is more. The broccoli happens only if someone wishes too much. The more different colours you use the higher the risk of unpleasant colourschemes. In general of course it also works to use many different colours if they are all part of an existing colourscheme according a certain colour theory (the one by Itten or the one by Küppers) but for knowing this you have to study all possible colourschemes first. If you have not studied colour schemes and colour theory intensive then the best thing is: Less is more. But what also works is using all colours LOL. No joke. I know a painter (Schiraga) who often uses all existing colours at one miniature and this looks just great. But this is hard to do so that it actually look harmonious. The easy and the save way is: Similar (analog) or complementary plus neutral colours. Or 2 complementary and a third which is similar to one of the complementary plus neutral colours if the miniature has got much details. This always works So in this case here you could have used a neutral colour for the glove (brown or grey) and the gem at the staff would look great in purple for example. The red of the gloves and the gem is not part of an existing colourscheme with magenta and green. In fact you used two complementary pairs of two different colour theories. Magenta/green = Complementary pair according Küppers Red/green = Complementary pair according Itten. Normally this would be called a "fault" or at least very unusual, but in fact it doesn`t look bad in this case here, because you have selected a dark and muted red for the glove (looks rather like redbrown) and so I find this colourscheme still pleasing. So don`t worry. Seems you have got a natural feeling for colour combinations. Trust your gut, I guess this will work pretty well. If you wish to have the absolutely control, you have to study all possible colourschemes, which first sucks, but if you have learnt them, then you know exactly what to combine and then you can even combine 4 colours in a harmonious way with each other without the need to consider much about it. But the most simple way is to use a colour scheme generator at the internet. I have written a lot about it and how to use it at this thread here: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/86750-the-satyrs-waterfall/&tab=comments#comment-1840475
  12. You`re welcome. That`s great! I`m looking forward to your changes.
  13. LOL this is really what can be called a quite happy accident Looks great although it was not your first intention.
  14. Until now I liked all your colour selections, so all fine with it
  15. For a very first osl effect this looks damned good and the overall direction also looks good, because you have painted the surfaces close to the purple fire the brightest and that is correct this way. Great job at the base by the way, looks all damned cool!!! Thumbs up!!! I love the purple light very much, but yes I actually have got a couple of hints how to paint this osl more effective. - By shading much more (especially farer away from the light source) you will get a more dramatic osl effect. - Keep in mind that not only the distance to the light source determines how bright a detail is, but also that a surface which is directly opposite of the light source has to be painted also very bright. The light comes from below in this case and so all surfaces which are directly opposite or beside the light source has to be brighter than others. This means that you have to make it right opposite to the way you would highlight in the case of zenithal light. Upper parts need to be shaded here and all surfaces which are opposite the ground need to have the brightest highlights and this is also necessary if the detail is farer away. - The socket she is standing on for example is right next to the flames. Opposite of the flames there need to be a very strong highlight. Because an image explains best what I mean, I made a photo edit for you. You see there is not soooo much difference, but it the difference is noticeable. I didn`t make the highlgihts much brighter, I just made the shadows darker and changed the highlighting overall more according the actual position of the light source. You see: You are on a good way already with your first osl, but a couple of improvements would help to make it even more convincing and impressive as it is already.
  16. What a supercool idea to paint this sculpts the way you did. That`s just awesome!!! Very convincing effect of an inner glow. Inspiring work, love it!!!
  17. As expected (after seeing other paintjobs by you) again a great paintjob and yes I also think you made some pretty good colour choices here. Thumbs up!!!
  18. LOL my dear god in heaven this guy looks really scary and funny same time with this tongue haha. Good job and yes I also like especially the idea with the newspaper on the base. A really cool extra.
  19. Yep amazing job at this eyes, they look fantastic and this creates a really cool facial expression. All other details are painted very well too. Love it :-)))
  20. Great and clean paintjob. I especially like the highlighting and the smooth blendings of the green cape. Top!
  21. Cool idea with the spell on the wings *thumbs up*. The metallics turned out well too. A great gift.
  22. Very well done, I also like this natural colourschemes for all a lot.
  23. Wow this green robe really looks impressive well worked out, fantastic as well as the skintones, the face and simply the overall look. Yep I also think this purple and pink matches well with the green.
  24. Cool. Love the graffity
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