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Great overall. My suggestion: the highlights on the skin, especially the arm, are very stark. It could use some softening or more blending.

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I'm certainly no pro, but from what I heard out of judges at the 'con and in a lot of critiques here is largely going to be what Darcstaar said, smoother blending :-)   The yellow, for example.  The helm tassel is more closely blended than the loincloth bit.

 

I do like your color choices and the paint looks to be where it should be.  The only portion I question is the claw thing on his left hand in the front view picture.  Some of the large "rivets" or whatever seem painted in metallic, while others are not.  I can't tell from the pic if this is even true, so I could be wrong.  If it is (again, not sure from the pic) that may have been intentional because I see some deliberate weathering/rusting around there.

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Nice job.

 

I particularly like the rusted/weathered/distressed look you've got going on with the power claw and his boss pole.

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Thank you all!

 

Definitely agreed on the blending - I'm concentrating on blending next, and I'm hoping to have a year of practice before the next painting contest!

 

The weathering is from a pack of pastels from which I scraped a few browns and oranges with an x-acto knife - I didn't have time to go pick up some actual weathering pigments. I also used black pastel for the gun barrel soot/grime/residue (sorry - my mind is blanking now).

 

When I get home I'll take a look at the rivets on the power claw. They all should be a dark silver highlighted with lighter silver, but with some weathering on top. I'm not sure if my phone or the pigments are causing them to look as they are.

 

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The weathered metals are the best part of the mini, in my opinion. They're fantastic!

 

The quickest way to improve him is to focus on the skin shading and highlighting. As has been said, smoother blends would help. It also looks like you have a universal light source. You'd achieve better contrast if you picked a single light source (such as zenithal lighting) to help guide the placement of highlights and shadows.

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Yeah I thought the weathering was really nice as well.  I take bad cell phone pics of my own minis, so believe me I'm not knocking the photo quality :-)  I just couldn't tell about the rivets.

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