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Alright. My computer finally decided to load some of the pictures so here we go

 

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I added some highlights to her after I finished touching up the base coat. I think I'm going to go at least 2 shades brighter on the hair to separate it from the cloth a bit more. I added spots to the saber cat. I'm not in love with how it turned out if anyone has some tips for doing spots like this.

 

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This guy is Urga from the Warlord line. Most of the base is done except for the metals and leathers. Its is hard to see but the bottom bits of cloth under the chain is purple. I apologize for the dark pic but my iphone was not really cooperating. I'll get a new pic up tomorrow after work.

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More spots will help the cat a lot, then wash with a thin coat of the shadow colour you have already used. It needs to be thin, leaving a hint of colour behind but not drowning out the dots. Then with your current highlight lightly dry brush the whole model again. The goal isn't to obscure the spots but to leave a few bits of the spots matching the rest of the fur. If you do this successfully you will still have clear spots but they will look like part of the model as a whole.

 

Secondly on the gnome you seem to be using drybrushing a lot, try using thin layers of paint to build your highlights from here instead of drybrushing more. Also take the time to study the hair and note where the highlight is, layering will let you mimic that much easier than drybrushing.

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Not much to show on here today. Didn't have the heart to attempt spots after work yesterday so I worked on Urga some more. I started with the metal work of gold and silvers. Originally had some of the purple bits as blue but decided to change it. Just kinda looked wonky.

 

 

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More spots will help the cat a lot, then wash with a thin coat of the shadow colour you have already used. It needs to be thin, leaving a hint of colour behind but not drowning out the dots. Then with your current highlight lightly dry brush the whole model again. The goal isn't to obscure the spots but to leave a few bits of the spots matching the rest of the fur. If you do this successfully you will still have clear spots but they will look like part of the model as a whole.

 

Secondly on the gnome you seem to be using drybrushing a lot, try using thin layers of paint to build your highlights from here instead of drybrushing more. Also take the time to study the hair and note where the highlight is, layering will let you mimic that much easier than drybrushing.

Not to derail the thread, but really, thanks for this. I was just struggling with some sabercat/leopard-thing fur and couldn't make it look right no matter what I did. Gonna try this once I get time.

 

Also love that PF gnome.

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