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14590 Liela, dark elf sorceress (Warlord)

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Ahh, very cool. So you took off the upper eyelids and did her anime-style. Very cool. How did you do that, a dremel with a pointed grinding stone?

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How did you do that, a dremel with a pointed grinding stone?

I'm curious about this as well. Seems like a good approach to unpaintably-small eyes.

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How did you do that, a dremel with a pointed grinding stone?

I'm curious about this as well. Seems like a good approach to unpaintably-small eyes.

 

I just use a sharp knife; I cut in and slightly upward at the crease of the lower eyelid, toward the eyeball. If I do it right, the whole lower eyelid comes off as a little crescent of metal, but sometimes it takes a couple of passes to remove the lid cleanly.

Minis that I sculpt don't have lower eyelids. :;):

 

Derek

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Have you ever considered doing any more WIP projects for The Craft section, like the ones you have done previously? I know I would love to see them, especially a how to on eyes (hint, hint) if you ever get the opportunity.

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Thanks, all. Glad you like her!

 

@loim, @vegel, @Ddot: Secret eye technique: I cut off the sculpted eyelids to widen her eyes and give her that intense stare.

 

Derek

 

Thx Derek for the color info, never too good with blue and off blue color so your tip is very helpful, always love the color teal. (I am from Hong Kong so my english is not that good, especially when it comes to color and food)

 

with your eye surgery... if I am to do it I think I'd ruin the sculpt : P

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Have you ever considered doing any more WIP projects for The Craft section, like the ones you have done previously? I know I would love to see them, especially a how to on eyes (hint, hint) if you ever get the opportunity.

 

New WIPs: I've considered, but just not followed through. I tend to paint in bursts of a few hours (often starting at 10pm, "just for an hour", but that turns into three hours) and I don't stop to take photos. I do have a couple of new projects coming up, though, so maybe I'll shoot them along the way.

 

As for eyes:

http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/36753-how-i-paint-eyes

 

Thanks,

Derek

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That mini is just all kinds of good. The skin work is excellent, especially with the dark and cold harmony you have going on in the mini. Brilliant job man!

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