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Decided to chance it and pick colours from my bottles, and I don't think I did that badly. For a highlight I chose Intense Brown, and for a shade I picked Walnut brown. I probably went a little too dark on the shade, but I thinned enough to still be usable. Did the trimmings in Ancient Gold, looks good close up, but seems to blend in with the other browns from a distance. Not sure if I'll keep it or switch out for a New Gold, True Silver or Tarnished Steel (I don't have a lot of metallics to work with). It didn't photo well at all.

 

Front:

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Back:

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Weird woolly mammoth thing and the fur on his shoulder all done. I was wanting to work on layering and do that as much as possible on this guy but I couldn't figure out how to do layering on fur, so dry brushing it was.

 

Ogre_Shoulder_Fur_Front.jpg

Ogre_Shoulder_Fur_Back.jpg

 

Seems to be starting to really come together now. I'm a little worried about the large amounts of browns, might need to change things up in colour wise, but not sure, what. I guess i could paint he pouch a different colour, and the cloth he's got around his legs (under the other furs). I might dry to do the loincloth furs as black fur, but black kind of scares me, I haven't attempted anything black yet, and all I hear are horror stories.

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Decided to go blue for the pouch, and a dark red for the skirt bits. Picked out straight colours from my paint rack, no mixing. Started with the darkest base coat, then layered in the midtones then highlights, I think I like that better than starting with the mid and then trying to squeeze the brush into the dark spots for the shade.

 

I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. I might actually be getting the hang of this highlighting bit.

 

A few pics, the angles are awkward.

 

Ogre_Skirt_Front.jpgOgre_Skirt_Front_Right.jpg

Ogre_Skirt_Back_Left.jpgOgre_Skirt_Back_Right.jpg

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I did the same (darkest to lightest) with my first Lizardman here: http://www.reapermini.com/forum/index.php?/topic/50201-groupopenwip-swamp-things-set/#entry737730

 

I did it for the same reasons and like the result it gave (granted mine could use a little drybrushing and then re-highlighting).

 

I greatly enjoyed this ogre when I did it. Yours looks great.

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With that strong blue you will need that to appear elsewhere on the model to stop the eye from being drawn to it all the time, but otherwise looking good.

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With that strong blue you will need that to appear elsewhere on the model to stop the eye from being drawn to it all the time, but otherwise looking good.

And this is why I love these boards, being able to get feedback/input from people that actually know what they're doing.

 

I'm not sure what else I could do blue... the gem in his right armband might work, but it's in the same basic area as the pouch - would that be enough? or should it be further away? He's got a small metal band on his left wrist, I could do that blue. Or I could make the loincloth fur blue, while we don't have any blue furred I animals I guess there's no reason why fantasy land couldn't. Or I could do all of them blue?

 

Or I could just make the pouch another colour - maybe a brighter red to go along with the cloth skirt?

 

What do you think?

 

Edit- I've said it before, and I know I'll say it again: Colours confuse me.

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Wraps complete - I tried to go with a grey linen look, I feel like I've got too much tans/browns going on already, so wanted to not make them brown, Dry brushed them instead of layering, but... eh I think it works for the way the wraps overlap.

 

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And I threw some metallic onto his bracer. I think it's sculpted as a hide/leather fur trimmed bracer, but I really didn't want to add another brown to the mix. And he's an Ogre Chieftain - he's gotta have some bling, right?

 

I started with Ancient Bronze for the band, and Ancient Gold for the trim, but they were too close, so I threw on some New Gold on the trim.

Ogre_Bracer_Front.jpgOgre_Bracer_Right.jpg

Ogre_Bracer_Back.jpg

 

Next up: Learn how to paint a gem - going to attempt a blue gem / sapphire type on the bracer.

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Well the shoulder plate could be painted a blue and the eyes on the club could be blue as well.

 

Alternatively you could darken the blue up more so it's less eye-grabbing.

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The skin looks good.

 

You could paint the cloth around the left wrist blue as well.

 

As for black fur, you could try dark gray instead. This helps take the fear away from using large areas of black. And if you go with a blish gray it would help tie the blue pouch in.

 

Cheers.

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ObsidianCrane: I didn't even see the face in the club before you mentioned it. But when I was looking at it I noticed that there's more wraps around his left hand, so I did those, and I poked away at the gem. Went by steps in a googled tutorial, and I think it turned out great. I'll post pics tomorrow.

 

KruleBear: good idea, I'll have a look and see what I have for dark blueish grey paint.

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Here's the pics I promised:

 

First up the gem - last night while tired I thought it looked awesome - now, that I've got pics, I think I may have taken the bottom highlight up too far on the gem. I might try to darken the whole thing down a shade or 2 and reapply the white sparkle. I might just leave it though - I'm rather impressed with myself for pulling it off this well on a first attempt.

 

Ogre_Gem_Front.jpgOgre_Gem_Right.jpg

 

And the wraps on the left hand - these came out a little brighter than the leg wraps, so I did another round of highlights on the legs to get them closer.

Ogre_Wraps_Left.jpg

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Thanks gmpathfinder!

 

I didn't get too much more done tonight, got sidetracked by a good book. I went ahead with blue on both the right shoulder plate, and the left bracelet. I attempted trying to base with True Silver, and glazing with a thin coat of blue, I thought this might give me something sort of metallic-y blue-ish, but that didn't work well at all. I ended up going with a regular blue on the shoulder plate, and I haven't decided what to do with the bracelet yet.

 

Really happy with the way the blending worked out on the shoulder - although it looks a lot like the gem now, maybe I should have gone with a different colour... Stupid colours...

 

Ogre_Shoulder_Front.jpgOgre_Shoulder_Right.jpg

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