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Been itching to paint up a human mini.  I had this figure primed up, so I decided to start up this figure.  I got the flesh base coated and the face painted up.  Looking at it right, now I think I need to fix the eyes (Sigh).  I think I'll keep going and finish up the skin tone and hair and see how I looks.


Here is where she is at the start:


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I think 


I was just eyeing a Mize sculpt and wondering if I should fill in those pupil divots.

I was trying to use them as the base for the pupil and such.  But I definitely see the appeal of filling them in.  You are kind of limited in what direction she is looking with them as they pull the brush towards them and make rounding off difficult if you aren't having them looking that way.  I like the scuplt though, and it was a freebie when I bought some mini's a while back. :bday:


Off to a good start, but yeah, I'd say you can do a much better job with those eyes, my friend. 

Yeah, it was late and I had been working on the NMM blade of my mouseling.  I don't think I'll be able to not go back.  Thanks for the vote of confidence.

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More work on the rest of her skin.  I think the for arm is a bit bright, but it does stand more to the front so I might leave it.  I bade coated her hair in walnut brown, I'm going try for black hair.  Though now I'm at my usual sticking point, especially with female figure.  How do I paint her clothes?  Not technique, more color choice.  I know some people see the figure painted with color choice but I tend to play it more by eye and how the mood hits me.  This approach has frustrated me on several occasions.  I'm up for suggestions.  Heck, lately I've just taken some comic or Disney character as my starting point.  You might not know it but I started with Merida from Brave as my starting point for my last DSM Female Mage mini that I took to RCon.


Enough rambling... More progress photo's:


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Well she got her hair done and the base coat started on her dress.  Looking at the photo's I took it looks like I will need some more work on lining as well.  Such is the way I paint.  I paint some, fix some, paint more, then fix some more till I finally say "ENOUGH ITS DONE!"


Well she not done yet but here is were she stands:



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Her hair is really nice, she is off to a wonderful start.


Nice head of hair. I'm glad you were courageous enough to push the highlight/sheen up. I'm stilly convincing myself to really go for it.

Thanks, I wasn't sure if I need to blend the grey from the hair faster into the black.  I also wasn't sure how the artificial lower shine line looked, the hair looked rather blah without that line to me.  Other opinions are welcome.

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I got a the major part of the red dress finished.  Pushed the highlight up to RMS Clear Yellow.  I think I'll give a RMS Clear Red glaze tomorrow and see how that effects the blending, then maybe throw in blue into the deepest shadow to really push the shadows.  Next I need to decide on the color of the shawl and touch up the skin and eyes.


Here the made in the red dress:



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