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Mwahahahaha!   I finished this guy in time for the Monday Miniature on Caffeineforge.com!  So exciting!   I can't tell y'all how thankful and happy I am after all 8 of my classes at reapercon. I

so, I just noticed that this guy got picked for the website!!!!! It's my first one to get picked! I'm so excited! :)

I'm thinking of taking some inspiration from Coraldrax and making it beachy. Or maybe swampy.

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He turned out excellent.

 

For small crack filling like around the arm, you may want to look into Liquitex Flexible Modeling Paste or Golden Modeling Paste. They can be painted on and can be thinned with water, so they are very easy to use. I thing Pingo might have a WIP thread that showed her using it one (or several) of the dragons she did. 

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Oooo, I like what you did with the one circular base offset on a larger one!  Makes a super-easy start for terrain elevation.  ^_^

 

I can't remember where your blending & detail work was before, but the scales look amazing!  In fact the scales are so darned good that I find myself being more critical of all the other elements.  The tail tip is a neat idea, but because those colors don't have as much texture as all the other scales it sort of feels unfinished.  Normally I wouldn't start nit picking on stuff like that but you did say you're working on achieving a higher level for next RCon and I think that consistency was mentioned as one of those things they look for. 

 

Congratulations on finishing a whole dragon!  I love the idea of a Sea Dragon and the colors are so much fun!  ^_^

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Thanks everyone!! 

Fireelemental- I do have some modeling paste, I'll have to go back and fix those spots up. I didn't notice how bad they were until I took pictures, and I wasn't redoing them. ;)

zoroaster100- thanks! Michael Proctor's kick-elf color class was so cool and helpful on picking out colors!

Littlebluberry- I absolutely agree.. I'm not sure what to do to give them more texture... have to line them or something. But thanks! I really tried to push the scales, and I'm so glad it shows! The base thing was a happy accident actually.. I was going to put him on the smaller base, but kept hitting his tail, and where it bends the paint flaked off twice... So I needed some way to keep the tail safe! I think I'll do some kind of water-based scenery eventually.

 

This guy really was a lot of fun! Thanks so much to everyone for the ideas!

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Looks amazing I love it.

 

Could you expalin a bit about :lined down middle with shadow, lined down middle with highlight,?

 

How does that work, the lining of a scale in the middle with shadow/highlight?

 

Iḿ currently working on a big crocodile like guy so could be very useful.

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Xherman1964, when I started him, I just did the highlight line, but it was kind of muddled. When I went and googled crocodile scales, I realized that raised ridge caused a shadow. So I painted a darker, contrasting line done the left of the middle-ish, and then painted the highlight on top of/to the right of it. That made it pop, and made it more realistic.

Does that make sense?

Pocket- they're not much different in size from regular eyes, so figuring out where they were was harder than painting them! Hah!

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Xherman1964, when I started him, I just did the highlight line, but it was kind of muddled. When I went and googled crocodile scales, I realized that raised ridge caused a shadow. So I painted a darker, contrasting line done the left of the middle-ish, and then painted the highlight on top of/to the right of it. That made it pop, and made it more realistic.

Does that make sense?

Pocket- they're not much different in size from regular eyes, so figuring out where they were was harder than painting them! Hah!

 

Thx.

I got a Beloved of Sobek from Crocodile Games waiting on my desk, just prepped and assembled, he will be put on a resin jungle/swamp base from Microarts.

My idea is to paint him as real as I can to a real Crocodile.

Did you notice these guys are way more yellow and black then green?

 

Your comment is extremely helpful.

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