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Thank you, I like to find purpose in color choices and a have a good backstory. Yes I did. Best Painted New Bloods category. ^_^

You were new to painting with this mini?

Congratulations!

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Very nice! You should enter this into the ongoing large model paint contest here on the Reaper boards.

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 Do you have an art background? Looks like you have very good brush control for someone new to the hobby.

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That's amazing!! You did a wonderful job on this.

 

I'll echo MadJack's question from above.

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First off, thank you everyone for the wonderful words. I'm glad you like him. He turned out nicely. I do have some wip pics which I debated adding to the wip section though he's done now so probably not.

Excellent eye on the dragon -- very lifelike!

Thank you. Eyes are still a challenge for me. I've watched some tutorials (Jessica Rich has a great one. She really gets into the way that light passes through the eye and changes the richness of the color) and fortunately his eyes are a little bigger which helps. I looked up pictures of dragon eyes so I could get an idea of the way their pupils and irises are shaped.

 

 

Thank you, I like to find purpose in color choices and a have a good backstory. Yes I did. Best Painted New Bloods category. ^_^


You were new to painting with this mini?
Congratulations!

 

 

Hehe.. yeah. I think i counted 14 finished minis this morning total. Some are way better than others. It's only the third one I've entered and my first win in that category so that's nice.

 

 Do you have an art background? Looks like you have very good brush control for someone new to the hobby.

 

I don't have one and trust me, no one wants to see me draw.  :;): However, I do like to be crafty and make things so painting minis is the perfect combination. I don't really have to free hand but can still express myself through the paints. Watching the tutorials has really helped me understand the importance of brushes and brush control. I just took my time with this one and really worked to make him perfect and tried not to freak out when I did mess up. Just added a little base coat over it or embraced the mistake to try a new angle on things. Between studying the way that copper changes as it oxidizes, playing with color palettes to make up the right shades and actually painting, he took me a full month to complete.

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Very nice! You should enter this into the ongoing large model paint contest here on the Reaper boards.

 

I didn't even know that existed until you mentioned it and I went looking. Now I have all sorts of ideas for things to make him more interesting... all sorts of ideas...

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Very nice! You should enter this into the ongoing large model paint contest here on the Reaper boards.

 

I didn't even know that existed until you mentioned it and I went looking. Now I have all sorts of ideas for things to make him more interesting... all sorts of ideas...

 

 

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