Jump to content

Krissy, Modern Witch


ShadowRaven
 Share

Recommended Posts

Well, I 'finished' her. I see in the pictures a few touch ups I missed, but that always seems to be the case for me. "Woo hoo, finished. time to take pictures" turns into "wait, dangit, I missed a spot, or three, or twenty" But I'm not going to set up my photo rig again, so this is it for pictures (unless someone suggests something I just have to try) I totaly forgot to go back and re-line the familiar for example, but you know what? at this point, I don't really care a whole lot. I'll fix it when I start my next project.

 

As always, comments and critiques are eagerly desired. Trust me, they all help me get better, and that's important to me. 

 

post-8132-0-21094900-1412980340.jpgpost-8132-0-08799400-1412980353.jpgpost-8132-0-41250000-1412980365.jpg

  • Like 21
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 12
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

She looks good Tim! I know exactly how you feel when taking pics and noticing mistakes that you made and then groaning in frustration.

 

Critiques for me are along the same lines I usually give you with the highlights here. Top of her hat, edges of her dice, tops of gloves, higher spots on cloak, and hair.

 

You did a great job on her basing and she's pretty clean with the painting.

Edited by ub3r_n3rd
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Very fun!  I love how you hit each of the spots on the dice with a darker color, and her little familiar is a great touch!

 

As far as critiques go, I see a few little bits of light peaking out from between different colored items, so I would suggest just a bit more lining on your next mini.  For what its worth, while painting I generally go from mid through darkest shadows, line, and then work up through the highlights.  That way I never have to worry about accidentally getting anything midtone or higher in the dark lining shadows.

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Very fun!  I love how you hit each of the spots on the dice with a darker color, and her little familiar is a great touch!

 

As far as critiques go, I see a few little bits of light peaking out from between different colored items, so I would suggest just a bit more lining on your next mini.  For what its worth, while painting I generally go from mid through darkest shadows, line, and then work up through the highlights.  That way I never have to worry about accidentally getting anything midtone or higher in the dark lining shadows.

 

That is very good advice, and I shall give it a try. Thank you.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think you need to do another pass to clean up those few white pin-holes, as a matter of priority.

 

Maybe add a transparent controlled wash-darkline-thingy to smooth the darklining in a bit, because the blacklining looks too stark where it runs to the pale skin, makes it look like overpaint from the black clothing.

 

Possibly, possibly, consider highlighting the black a tiny bit, but with a blue or a teal, to pull it away from the dark purple a little; it's getting sucked into the purple shadows. If you do that, then also consider a slightly blue highlight for the hair, the highlight looks a little purplish... unless that's your intent, or just the camera.

 

Final tip, is consder trying to get some shading or highlighting onto the silvered bits to give them depth.

 

All of that said, those are just some possibilities to add a bit of subtle polish to an excellent job. I love what you've done; she's rocking the slightly cheesecakey goth look! You've got really tidy work and some excellent highlights (broom straw looks especially pro), it's just some tweaks that I hope will help you bring it all up to consistently the level you're hitting in the best bits!

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

You've gotten some great input here. She's a fun figure and the palette you chose really works.

 

Ya, I do the same thing when I take pics. I think "Thank God I'm done with that piece" and then BAM, there are problems and it's back to the painting table for more work. Drives me bonkers. But sometimes if I've had enough, I'll call it a day and post with flaws and all.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Similar Content

    • By Metalchaos
      Hello everyone, here are some ensemble pictures of my entry in the "Dia de los Muertos" Sugar Skull Painting Contest. I had simply posted a closeup photo of the skull for the contest. This is the Bones version of 77116, Colossal Skeleton sculpted by Jason Wiebe. This Undead is Huge, 120mm tall, almost 5 inches. Notice I repositioned its arms and removed the shrouds that were hanging between its legs.
       
      The other elements on the base are from Reaper Miniatures as well. There are 77528, Graveyard Ruined Fences by Bob Ridolfi, a 77531, Graveyard Fence Post and 77731, Gargoyle Finials also by Bob Ridolfi, a 77538, Gravestone of Sorrow sculpted by Julie Guthrie and one of the 77534, Tombstones sculpted by Kevin Williams. I used roots, birch tree seed hulls and various synthetic mosses to complete the scene. The base is 75mm (3 inches) wide and was 3d printed. Enjoy!
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
       
    • By Metalchaos
      Hello everyone! Halloween is getting close... now's a good time to start chewing garlic. Here's my 77137, Sarcophagus sculpted by Bob Ridolfi.
       

       

       

       

       

       

    • By Metalchaos
      Hey everyone, here's another sarcophagus I painted for an upcoming D&D session. This one is the 77632, Sarcophagus sculpted by Bob Ridolfi.
       

       

       

       

       

       

    • By KruleBear
      This one has been on the desk for awhile to receive paint as there was extra on the palette. I decided to finish him off last night. Added highlights to the cloak and skulls. Shaded everything, but the cloak with Army Painter Dark Tone. I didn’t add any highlights or shading beyond the basics as it isn’t a great cast. But, I think it turned out great for the toy box. 


       
       

    • By KruleBear
      Another one bites the dust….😆
       
      One of my favorite sculpt…but in the old Bones plastic. I put a little extra into the base, otherwise it was a pretty straight forward zen of Bones quick paint job. Overall I like the scheme and it has given me ideas for when I paint my metal version. Not sure about the green face and the blue glow under the rib cage is too subtle. 


       
      And as an aside …..the quality of Testors Dullcoat is not nearly as good as it was a decade ago. The newer formulation continues to give me a semi gloss finish.  Oh well. 
×
×
  • Create New...