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Looking awesome, Jay!

 

I'm surprised you are going with more human skin tones rather than something monstrous.  <_<

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Oh, those colors are just for me to get my bearings... I'm more inclined to green/blue gray.

Just have to get something on there to get my brain to create an interesting combo.

That's why I'm going slowly...LOL

Trying to find the silly streak.

Jay

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Oh, those colors are just for me to get my bearings... I'm more inclined to green/blue gray.

Just have to get something on there to get my brain to create an interesting combo.

That's why I'm going slowly...LOL

Trying to find the silly streak.

Jay

 

Ahh, okay! Keep up the good work and having fun, my friend!  ^_^

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Color layering continues.

Their looking a bit more monsterous, and I think she will be a vibrant blonde eventually.

There are some really difficult spots on this mini, and some tricks will have to be employed

to hide some of the "block-i-ness of the sculpt (like the feet), and details on face.... looks like she has

chains going from nose to ears.  Little details that are popping out as I enrich color and shadows.

Now if I can only stop chuckling for a while !

 

here is the latest view.

 

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Color layering continues.

Their looking a bit more monsterous, and I think she will be a vibrant blonde eventually.

There are some really difficult spots on this mini, and some tricks will have to be employed

to hide some of the "block-i-ness of the sculpt (like the feet), and details on face.... looks like she has

chains going from nose to ears.  Little details that are popping out as I enrich color and shadows.

Now if I can only stop chuckling for a while !

 

here is the latest view.

Maybe she was a Troll Slayer?

 

8)

George

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Maybe she was a Troll Slayer?

 

8)

George

 

Don't think I have ever seen an Ogress as a Femme Fatale !

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Evaluating colors...

Hmmm... maybe going more greensh (like peacock green), and blue...

and changing hair to orange.. it's missing zapp at the moment.

I am not happy with the color contrast.

Back to the drawing and black and white photo's.

!!!!!

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FINALLY !

Took seven layers of paint to get where I wanted to be on this mini.

I've been mucking (thats about the right color) about trying to get the color on the Ogres and Runt

which I like.  Finally got there, and , of course, I have to repaint the eyes !

Le sigh.

 

I put some more washes on to give me some more contrast.

I'm edging towards a gray pelt around her waste, and the runt is wearing a pair of red shorts !

ROFL, that may turn into a tie also around his neck. He can match his momma's bandana around her

leg.  Okay, while I can still type..her are a few photos.

 

 

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Evaluating colors...

Hmmm... maybe going more greensh (like peacock green), and blue...

and changing hair to orange.. it's missing zapp at the moment.

I am not happy with the color contrast.

Back to the drawing and black and white photo's.

!!!!!

Troll slayers have orange hair!

At least all the ones I have seen painted do....

 

8)

George

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Sometimes I am amazed at how difficult something that seems so easy can become.

She now has Orange Hair, and I am painting a bowl of salad on her head.

Its now becoming clear in my head what I am wanting to do.

 

Here are two photos.

 

 

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Heh, nice orange hair! I'm sure Robin will be VERY pleased with the orange.  :lol:

 

Yes  ....   Yes...   I will!

 

Looking like a beauty contest winner jay!

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