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Alright, turning the Johnny Cash on and dusting off the paint table and getting some work done. Not sure what yet, but something.

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Well, I spent a while working on the diver's white areas. I tried to work in oiled leather (maybe it was tanned leather. I will have to check) for the shadows and then through yellowed bone up into linen white for the highlights. I am still not happy with the level of contrast.

 

Also, I am struggling on what I want to choose for the helmet color. I would love a brass or bronze color but I don't have one. I do have a clockwork metal color that I can dig out but I think it might be too dark.

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Okay, I have reorganized my desk and started fresh on a few minis. It seems that all the cool kids are organizing their WIPs with a Table of Contents in their first post. I plan to do the same here starting now.

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Here are some shots of Damien and the Bones Bathalian. One goal I have for this thread is to try and post more often. It is much more useful if I keep a conversation going back and forth.

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I am kind of stumped on where to go next with colors on Damien. I am half-tempted to go with a black/white scheme for the fur lapels. I then need to pick colors for his satchels bag-things and his necklace.

 

Instead, I did some late night cloak coloration/highlights on the Bathalian:

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How about a dark purple-red for the lapels? Then you can use your white in the necklace and a dark brown or black for the pouch? Or you could echo your hair color instead. Looking great!

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I went with Royal Purple for the Bathalian' inner robe highlighting up with Linen White. I did the same with Damien's lapels. Thoughts?

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I finished up basecoating the Bathalian and did highlighting on the flesh. I need to wash the yellow with something, but I am not sure what would look best. Thoughts?

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Well if you want it yellow I would wash it with a yellow wash or yellow brown paint super thin. Or you could wash it with purple if you are daring and want deep rich shadows and a more desaturated yellow

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Agree on using a very deep purple wash. The blue robes look really smooth but I think the highlights on the inner robe are too stark. I might reserve that very light lavender for the sharpest points (probably his knees) and try to get more midtones in there.

 

Also like the red hair you've given Damien.

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Thanks for the tips guys!

 

The purple wash might help bring the mini together a little more. Thanks for the suggestion.

 

I am thinking of trying a glaze over the inner cloak with the mid-tone to try and bring it down a notch.

 

As for the hair, it is the Fire Triad, of which I actually only own one color. I borrowed the other two during a paint day this week. Looks like I know for sure some of the colors I am including with my next Reaper order (once I recover from 12 Days of Reaper and the Kickstarter add ons).

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Here are some pics of a unicorn that my daughter started and then lost interest in painting (it happens to the best of us).

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I just realized that I missed quite a few of my minis in the first post of this thread and that the sequence was a little off. I think I got it fixed now. Would it be helpful if I went back and added the SKU number and manufacturer to each or is that being too specific and I should just leave it be?

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Please add the sku info and manufacturer... I sometimes look for these using the search especially when I am looking for inspiration or help on a fig.

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