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Here is the latest of the Pathfinder iconic characters that I've painted: Seelah, iconic paladin.

You can see the concept art at the Pathfinder Wiki: link to Seelah art by Wayne Reynolds.

The facial features of the stock figure weren't similar enough to the art for my taste, so I snipped off the face and hair and resculpted them. I realized as I was painting her that I had made the nose too short, but I guess it's something to work on for future figures.

I also filled the face of the shield (sculpted as wood planks with a metal edge) so I could paint it as a leather covering with the symbol of the goddess Iomedae; it doesn't show clearly in the main piece of concept art, but another view by Wayne Reynolds shows the shield like that.

 

Enjoy,

Derek

 

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Wow awesome job! I like the resculpting you did on her head, the nose looks good too, she reminds me of Hallie Berry a bit. I LOVE the painting on her armor, it's very impressive! The metal work free hand details read well as part of her armor. Beautiful work! ::):

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Thanks for the compliments. Glad that you like the new face.

 

The armor is a gradation from Brown Liner (good catch, @Ferox), Shadowed Stone, Weathered Stone, Leather White, and Pure White -- there is a lot of it! I think I glazed some red reflections and green (grass) reflections in some areas, and I may have used a little Icy Grey, but this recipe isn't as blue as what I usually use for steel weapons.

 

@Anne: Yes, Halle Berry can play Seelah in the live-action Pathfinder movie. :;): Glad you like the armor freehand; there's a lot in the art that just isn't practical to sculpt -- I find it easier to add texture and fine detail with paint. The little symbol in the middle of the crosspiece of the sword-hilt, too, is freehand on a smooth surface.

 

@pez5767 (Jody): Yes, I have the Endgame meeting on my calendar and I plan to be there.

 

@Dinoman87: I'm not sure what you mean by "how I paint in general", but.... Materials: Reaper Master Series paints, only water for thinning; #0 or #1 Kolinsky sable brush; piece of white paper for mixing and testing consistencies. Techniques: sometimes blending, sometimes layering, sometimes stippling, sometimes glazing; techniques vary from figure to figure and from day to day... but always left-handed. ::P:

 

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@Jabberwocky: For the skin, I just matched the art. That meant shadows of Muddy Brown down to Brown Liner, and highlights of Driftwood Brown up to Linen White, with a glaze of Half-Orc Highlight when I realized that it wasn't warm (orange) enough. On the nose and lips and ears, I added varying amounts of Chestnut Brown (red-brown) to the mix. The main principle on the dark skin was to ensure that it had high highlights, since skin can be quite reflective and I needed good contrast to draw your attention to the face anyway.

 

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