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You always do such gorgeous work. The female figure looks tiny and as far away from the camera she is, your contrast on her had to be really high to make her visible. How small is she and how many test shots do you typically take as you're painting a figure?

 

She is pretty small.  I don't think I have any point of comparison for you, though.  I was happy that she had anime eyes, but with the size of her, the eyes were still rough to get right.

 

Test Shots?  You mean, photographing them before they're done?  I don't take any.

 

I do like to work in high contrasts though.  I've been trying to increase my contrast for competition pieces, and it influences everything else I paint too.

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