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Love this! So much fun.

 

Were it my work, i would take the shadows darker and i would want it less shiny.

Totally optional of course, nice job.

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Great little scene. I love watching how creative people on this forum can be with their minis. The demon lord is one of favorites from bone 2. You make me want to break it out. No! I must finish packing for RCon.

 

Really I enjoyed this piece. It has such a fun feel to it.

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Comical piece.

 

I love the setting, well executed.

 

I suspect that in the next few seconds a demon lord will be lying on the floor choking on a bagpipe.

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I love that flesh on the back. Nice and fleshy.

 

But you asked for crits, so... Hmm. Repeating colors throughout the diorama would be nice.

Right now you have three bright spots of saturated color: The blue loincloth, the green cape, and the red coat, in roughly that order.

 

The idea of the diorama is the confrontation between the gnome and the minotaur. So ideally the focal point would be the faces of those two, and the imaginary line between them.

 

The saturated colors, on the other hand, steal the show, creating this odd focal triangle between those three points of clothing.

 

So, you'll want to bring it back to the faces. I'd say drab down the loincloth, since the bright clothing on the gnome and Lem are actually points you want the viewer to focus on. Lem's coat is fine, since it's red and it blends in the most with the brown barrel and floor, brown being a dark shade of red, orange, or yellow.

 

But that leaves you with a brownish minotaur against a brown wood floor, which gives you little contrast. So you'll need to make that up by shadowing his lower body, possibly his arms, and then pushing the contrast of the facial area as far as possible. The minotaur's fur is a great opportunity to do that, with brighter shades and highlighting possible. The horns are as well, since they describe the imaginary line between the two.

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Quoth the Demon Minotaur: "Look buddy, I get that you like making music and all, but this isn't the time, nor the place."

Gnome: "Pweeeeet!"

 

Now for the critic:

Awesome set, but the minotaur's flesh looks too delicate. As if he lost a bet and had to shave nearly everything.

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Awesome idea, very creative, and well done.

 

 

I love that flesh on the back. Nice and fleshy.

 

But you asked for crits, so... Hmm. Repeating colors throughout the diorama would be nice.

Right now you have three bright spots of saturated color: The blue loincloth, the green cape, and the red coat, in roughly that order.

 

The idea of the diorama is the confrontation between the gnome and the minotaur. So ideally the focal point would be the faces of those two, and the imaginary line between them.

 

The saturated colors, on the other hand, steal the show, creating this odd focal triangle between those three points of clothing.

 

So, you'll want to bring it back to the faces. I'd say drab down the loincloth, since the bright clothing on the gnome and Lem are actually points you want the viewer to focus on. Lem's coat is fine, since it's red and it blends in the most with the brown barrel and floor, brown being a dark shade of red, orange, or yellow.

 

But that leaves you with a brownish minotaur against a brown wood floor, which gives you little contrast. So you'll need to make that up by shadowing his lower body, possibly his arms, and then pushing the contrast of the facial area as far as possible. The minotaur's fur is a great opportunity to do that, with brighter shades and highlighting possible. The horns are as well, since they describe the imaginary line between the two.

Wow. I had no idea. This just opened my mind in a way that hasn't happened before. Thanks.

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Awesome idea, very creative, and well done.

 

 

I love that flesh on the back. Nice and fleshy.

 

But you asked for crits, so... Hmm. Repeating colors throughout the diorama would be nice.

 

Right now you have three bright spots of saturated color: The blue loincloth, the green cape, and the red coat, in roughly that order.

 

The idea of the diorama is the confrontation between the gnome and the minotaur. So ideally the focal point would be the faces of those two, and the imaginary line between them.

 

The saturated colors, on the other hand, steal the show, creating this odd focal triangle between those three points of clothing.

 

So, you'll want to bring it back to the faces. I'd say drab down the loincloth, since the bright clothing on the gnome and Lem are actually points you want the viewer to focus on. Lem's coat is fine, since it's red and it blends in the most with the brown barrel and floor, brown being a dark shade of red, orange, or yellow.

 

But that leaves you with a brownish minotaur against a brown wood floor, which gives you little contrast. So you'll need to make that up by shadowing his lower body, possibly his arms, and then pushing the contrast of the facial area as far as possible. The minotaur's fur is a great opportunity to do that, with brighter shades and highlighting possible. The horns are as well, since they describe the imaginary line between the two.

Wow. I had no idea. This just opened my mind in a way that hasn't happened before. Thanks.

 

 

Yup I do not have the grasp of the technical aspects as of yet and I cannot disagree with this summation.   I need to assemble my minis and determine my focus in future compositions instead of my paint until inspiration happens and then assemble. (as in this case).  I painted all three independnat of each other without a thought of how they would work together!   good advice this is! :devil:    This is what you get when you ask for input... it really does helps to have others comment and explain thier take on things ^_^

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