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Another day, another attempt!
 

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I'm not happy with the pictures I was able to take AT ALL lol. I was fairly pleased with the way this turned out, at least in part. I base-coated with a bluish gray (all the armor), and then dry-brushed highlights with a metallic silver. I left my homemade wash off this time. Also, big news as per everyone's previous advice: I took a shot at lining. Just used black and hit edges/boundaries. Hopefully it's noticable. He doesn't feel AS dark in person (the purple of his under-shirt-skirt deal isn't coming through at all here, I don't think), but I'm wondering now, looking at the pictures, if I should try a round of lighter dry-brushing. I did a little white, but I'm not sure it worked out. This was my first time using metallics really, too.

 

Once again, advice for improving is supremely appreciated!

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Yup, I can see the lining. It's barely discernible, but it's there. And I'll emphasize (and echo) everyone else here on the forums: higher highlights, and deeper shadows, almost never hurt. His leg plates kind of blend into his pants, and his armor into his underskirt-thingy. Deeper shadows between them would help them be separate pieces.

 

Keep practicing, and good work so far!  ::):

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An adventurer many parties would be happy to have at their table!

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Ah, okay. Darker underneath makes sense. I was worried about having everything the same color--some greater separation would definitely be good.

 

 

ETA: And thanks, you guys!

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The silver you used for the sword should be your highlight for the armor

 

It's the same stuff! The gray with which I base-coated is soaking it up or otherwise seriously muting it, I guess? What can I do about it? More coats? Mix with some white?

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The silver you used for the sword should be your highlight for the armor

 

 

It's the same stuff! The gray with which I base-coated is soaking it up or otherwise seriously muting it, I guess? What can I do about it? More coats? Mix with some white?

I would try a little white to see if it shows more

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The silver you used for the sword should be your highlight for the armor

 

It's the same stuff! The gray with which I base-coated is soaking it up or otherwise seriously muting it, I guess? What can I do about it? More coats? Mix with some white?

I would try a little white to see if it shows more

 

 

Sounds good!

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Update:

 

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Mixed white into my metallic as Grim suggested, and I think that did the trick! Thanks for the advice, Grim.

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