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Alright normaly I like to keep what I am doing for contests and displays quiet, mostly because it keeps people from finding out I have no idea what I am doing. However I would like a slight critque on a technique that I decided to attempt her little orb is supposed to be showing a distant location I dont know if I pulled that off yet and as I have finished the base coats I would not mind hearing what you think about the over all look of the mini at this point.

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Alright takeing some of the very good advice and putting it to use in painting this step altered the color of her fur and began to pull the highlights on the dress not that noticable yet. I also did some higlighting on the scarf. The red line and "Eye" are my first real attempts at freehand and yes that is supposed to be a stylized eye. I would love any further advice from the community here. Also when my new paints get here I will add a few detials on her crystal ball.

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Alright I am almost finished with madam gorgonzola and I will probribly be makeing them two seperate enterys for the fall contest due to time constraints (I dont know if I can finish the witch properly in the time I have) Also I know a few of the pics are somewhat blury i am haveing to hold a light in one hand and my cell camera in the other. Please help me with comments and advice I know she is on her brocollii base but I think I did it well. As far as I can see aside from any Advice I get she is finished exept for a few very minor touch ups.

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Well on Elise, The Witch I decided despite the short time period that I would do her stockings sheer I dont know how well I will do thin it but I will try and attempt to finish her in time.

 

The base coat on her stockings is err MSP sample I really wish those things had an acual name I love getting them but its hard to know what to put here or look for without a name.

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Not a bad start. This is one of those things where I find photo reference to be most helpful, so here's a sample courtesy of google image search (sheer black stockings)

 

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From where you are at the moment, it's going to take some thin layers of your fleshtone working up to points where the stockings are most sheer - like the tops of the knees. You're going to want to get a bit of that all over the stockings except the places where the fabric would be most dense, like the back of the knees. I'd start there - try to see if you can replicate the color value of the photo reference...the highlights and shadows are still present as they are in the flesh tones elsewhere, but everything is darker because of the fabric. Wrinkles and folds in the fabric help sell the effect (a pointer from Wren, who's most excellent at painting and teaching this technique - you might try searching the forums for some of her previous comments on painting sheers).

 

 

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