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OK here is another bones I did recently. I wanted it done for a high level game we were playing but never finished it in time.
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I have seen some of the others on here that have been done and borrowed from a couple. Of course I am not up to there level of detail as I am just getting back into painting. Not saying I will get as good, but practice does help. Also I need better mags to see. It's Strange that the camera on my tablet here picks up so much more detail then I can see with my eyes with what gear I have.

Now as you can hopefully see I tried to make it look like it is made of my thrall and adamantium. This was going to be used by my technologist character but now too late. So I will have to hope I can work it in with my gnome I will be playing later. Might put butterflies or some other gnomey thing on the shields. I also tried to make the wings look like they are leather with a weathering look. I used gloss cote on the body and flat cote on the wings membrane.

Joe

 

 <EDIT> un inverted the last to pics to what they should have been.

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OK anyone tell me why it is flipping some of my photos? They appear upright on my tablet but they are flipped when I upload them. I even tried flipping them on my tablet and then sending but they are still upside down.

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Ah, I was going to ask whether it was part of some sort of drying technique that you had bolted down the base to the interior of a box, and then inverted it.  :D

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A handsome dragon specimen!  :D

 

And regarding your comment about magnification, I certainly sympathize with you there.  I've been experimenting a bit with different methods to try to get around this: magnifying lenses, mostly, but the problem with those is that I have to position the mini just the RIGHT distance from the lens, or everything becomes blurry, and it's a bit hard on the eyes.  

 

I've had some promising results using either a webcam with a laptop, or the "camera" app with an iPad, to provide real-time magnification of a work area without such a narrow range of focus, but the problem is that I'm not keen on having expensive electronics within potential splash-radius of mishaps at my painting work area.

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