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I like 'em! Many of your photos are the first I've seen of painted examples of those particular sculpts.

I think they all came out great! Well done!

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Move the camera farther away and don't use macro. I've been reading blogs and such for a lot of the pros and a lot don't use macros at all, place the camera a few feet away and don't completely use the zoom. I started doing the same and have been getting much better results.

 

I think by not using the macro some details get lost but what's lost isn't what's sculpted but what's painted so your blending looks better and such.

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Thanks for the kind words. Might even try shoot some minis on my 200mm lens! They don't seem super clear even with f22 and Iso 800 ill keep mucking around with it. I didn't use a magnifier but I have plenty of gnomes left so will try on afew to see how I like it.

 

If there's any painting techniques ,advice etc i would be grateful

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Thanks for the kind words. Might even try shoot some minis on my 200mm lens! They don't seem super clear even with f22 and Iso 800 ill keep mucking around with it. I didn't use a magnifier but I have plenty of gnomes left so will try on afew to see how I like it.

If there's any painting techniques ,advice etc i would be grateful

I like them the way they are, I wouldn't do too much more to them, especially the gnome and dwarf rangers.

 

However, perhaps one more round of highliting, especially on the hair, cloaks, and tunics might give them a bit more "pop".

 

It would require just a very light touch though. Less is more and all that.

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You've given them a lot of personality. They look great!

 

I agree with Darsc. A little more highlighting on the light areas might give them a little more dimensionality. But just a little.

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Wow wee, thanks, it's crazy to get painters of this level giving me props. The gnome ranger was by far the best paint job I did on the little buggers :p thanks again

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