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Hey Guys!

 

L-dub good luck in your contest today. Hope you were able to channel what you needed :poke:

 

Mortiana, thank you very much for the compliments. If you ever have any questions about anything please let me know.

 

tank, thanks for the compliments. The freehand is painted on, no pens used at all. By the way you could totally do this. That's one reason why I suggest acrylics for you on some things because you wouldn't have to wait overly long for the paint to dry if you mess up. You can just paint right over it ::): That's part of the fun of freehand though . . . mucking something up and trying to fix it! ::P:

 

Ayin, glad you like her. The crease between the butt and the thigh is still a bit pronounced however I think if I dulled it it would start to lose the roundness effect I've got going. It's just there to convey that her bum is nice and taught and round. Eh, I'll likely paint this one again, we'll see what I can do with her next time.

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Hey, Meg. She looks great! I think she'll be put into service in my Warlord Army as the Elvin Druidess.

 

I like what you are doing with the skin. It's great you started dark and gave yourself more contrast there. Very nice looking brown hair as well. You may be pushing outside your comfort zone, but it's a good change.

 

I guess this means I have to get off my behind and finish upt the Elf Lord, huh?

 

Mel

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The skin does match the hair very well. I think I may add some more shadows back into the hair. I need to give the mini a coat of varnish before I do more though.

 

Gorgeous painting!

 

Question though... what does varnishing it partway through do? I'm assuming it protects what you've done somewhat, but how does it make a difference from simply continuing to pain, and what drawbacks are there?

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tank, thanks for the compliments. The freehand is painted on, no pens used at all. By the way you could totally do this. That's one reason why I suggest acrylics for you on some things because you wouldn't have to wait overly long for the paint to dry if you mess up. You can just paint right over it ::): That's part of the fun of freehand though . . . mucking something up and trying to fix it! ::P:

 

 

One day, I too will do great freehand.... :blush:

 

I know too, at least with model horses, many artists varnish before adding any white marking - i.e. blazes, stars, socks, etc. That way, you have your base color protected while you muck around getting that star just right, and if you oops, it's easy to quickly wipe it off with a damp/wet brush without risking your ground color. I imagine the same would hold true for minis - varnish before freehanding. Then, when you're happy with your freehand, varnish again. Yes?

 

She really does look great, Meg. I love the skin & hair tones with that blue cloak. Yummy!

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hehe! Ayin! Yes you too will do great freehand one day :lol: You are absolutely right about varnishing before freehand as well. It's kind of like hitting save on a computer game before you go up against the big boss dude. You want to save your progress in case you utterly screw something up.

 

Legion, rip offs are the greats form of flattery :poke: Totally give it a try! I'll probably try doing this more often with other colors too. We'll see what happens. The deva would look good with something like Alastria's dress.

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