Elouchard Posted June 30, 2011 Author Share Posted June 30, 2011 Great job on those minis and thanks for the step by step. 45 minutes...in dog years...let's see...about 4 hours each...ok that'll work for me. When you say edge highlights do you mean a lack of transition between the highlight and underlying color? Any final washes over the highlights? edge highlights are just highlights on edges, like the tops of the boots, the tops of belts, the border of clothing, etc. It is important to highlight only the side facing the sun though, so the top of the belts are highlighted with MSP Golden Highlight, for example. Actually, almost everything was highlighted with that color. Thin layers of that color were applied in thin layers to build up most areas as highlights. Using thin layers allows the underneath color to come through. But the reason to do such bright edge highlights is that there are no blacklines, and there needs to be some contrast between the dark colors of different areas of the minis. It is important to remember that the human eye sees contrast very well, and adjusts its perception automatically when there is a brighter and darker region next to each other. It almost tricks you into thinking the dark area is darker than it actually is. This is one reason to apply very bright final highlights and why blacklining is not always needed unless one is going for a more illustrated look. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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