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I entered a few minis in RCon 2013's Master Series Painting Contest, and was skilled/lucky enough to earn a bronze, and later I was lucky (no skill required, really; Derek is incredibly approachable in person, a fact for which I am quite grateful) enough to take 15 minutes or so of Derek Schubert's time after the judging was over. In the hopes that my experiences might be of interest and use to other forumites interested in entering the contest or improving their showing, I'd like to post a few of the insights Derek provided. To start, I'll briefly explain the way the contest works, as
I painted her up about 2 months ago for a player at my DnD game; she wanted earth tones for her elven ranger variant and wanted her to have very tanned, almost leathery skin and a shadowy look about her. I did my best at accomplishing this, but I just don't think I thinned my skin tones down enough; we're always our own worst critic. I really played around with the NMM on her swords to try and accomplish a different gleam to the blades given the angles and dynamic pose of the miniature. Sometimes I look at them and I love them, sometimes I look at them and I'm like bleh; thus, I'm sure som