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I take one look at that facial expression, and I hear Austin Powers' voice in the back of my head, saying, "Do I make you [rhymes with tawny], baby?"

Hee, hee. Splendid work!

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Some questions; Why didn't you straighten the sword before starting?  Is this your normal painting style or were you trying something new? It looks good but there is a ton of paint on it.  Is it a style choice?  What would you say you learned about painting plaid?

 

I still haven't figured out a solid technique for plaid but have been going kind of the opposite way as you did.  I have been putting a light off-color base (light tan or off-white) and then working the color stripes in very watered down colors so they show through each other.  But then I am limited to lighter plaids.  If I start with a color base and color stripes it just looks like a clown. 

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Yes, the cape is ludicrously busy.

 

Some questions; Why didn't you straighten the sword before starting?  Is this your normal painting style or were you trying something new? It looks good but there is a ton of paint on it.  Is it a style choice?  What would you say you learned about painting plaid?

 

I still haven't figured out a solid technique for plaid but have been going kind of the opposite way as you did.  I have been putting a light off-color base (light tan or off-white) and then working the color stripes in very watered down colors so they show through each other.  But then I am limited to lighter plaids.  If I start with a color base and color stripes it just looks like a clown.

 

The sword was really soft and bendy. It didn't show much tendency to stay in place anyway, so I moved it around to paint the figure. The player it's for at least is not too upset about that.

 

I am always trying something new. Apparently I have a recognizable painting style, but I am not sure what of it I would call normal.

 

Curious what you mean by "a ton of paint." If you feel I have issues with paint thickness, I can work on that. If it's the ludicrous amount of colors and paint thrown onto the plaid cape, well, that's deliberate. If you mean the sword itself, I am still figuring out the nuances of metallics on a micro scale.

 

Your plaid technique sounds very rational. This one was a little more wild and seat of the pants. It *is* very difficult to keep plaids from looking clownlike.

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