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Holy $&*#!  That is incredible..

 

I only looked at the first pic and was immediately struck by the arcane writing appearing on the scroll.  Then i scrolled down and saw the back of the cloak...

 

STUNNING!

 

I come here for inspiration, but this is ridiculous ;)

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Excellent!

 

(I painted mine up as Fizban a while back.)

 

Cool! Did you do his robes silvery or green? It has been eons since I read the books. Might be time for a reread!

 

He turned out great !!!

 

The cloack is amazing and I think the appearing runes work very well.

 

Nice base too.

 

I say, put him up in the inspiration gallery.

 

Thank you! I submitted him to the gallery and he's in!

 

 

 

Thank you, everyone! He was fun to paint...except for anything under the hat....or behind his beard! Haha! I was pretty happy with him and glad that some of the new things I tried turned out ok and that you guys like him!

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If you have a smart phone with a flashlight function, you can use that to provide fill light from the side or below to help light faces and such that fall into shadow from light coming from above. I do it all the time.

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If you have a smart phone with a flashlight function, you can use that to provide fill light from the side or below to help light faces and such that fall into shadow from light coming from above. I do it all the time.

 

I may be one of the only people in the "Civilized world" who not only doesn't have a smart phone, but no cell phone at all. When we moved to Australia, I didn't know anyone so no point having a cell phone. I'll eventually get one. My hubs has a plain old "dumb phone", nothing fancy.

 

I bet just a small flashlight might do the trick. Thanks for the suggestion! After all, I do have the replacement Galladon with his hand and staff intact to paint sometime!

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Be careful, as a standard flashlight with a regular incandescent bulb might cause a yellow shift in the color. You might do better with an LED flashlight.

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Beautiful, beautiful work! I love his robes and your OSL is fantastic!

 

I take them outside to my patio to get the natural light. I need to make a light box but we live in a small place without much room for storage. All of my painting stuff is on my dining room table atm. I have a hutch to stuff everything in when I am not painting but a lightbox wouldn't fit in there. I'll eventually make one and find some place to put it. I feel as my painting is slowly improving, I want to take better photos to show off the things I am doing right! Haha!

Depending on how tall your hutch is and what kind of decoration it has on the top, you might set it on the top. My lightbox is set on the top of something.
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That is a WONDERFUL Wizardly creation, BEAUTIFULLY painted & based with some STUNNING freehand detailing...love the cloak & scrolls. VERY WELL DONE!

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Absolutely *amazing*!  I love the OSL and freehand, but what I love the most is the connection between the glowing runes and his glowing hand, as though he's pulling magic off the parchment (or vice versa).

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He was missing a hand when I received him so a little searching through a friend's bits box provided a replacement. He is supposed to look like the runes are magically appearing on the scroll as he chants. Not sure I pulled it off but I like it anyway.

 

I'd say that yes, you did. I think the partial outline bottom left makes it clear that something's going on there... If you were missing that I think it might just look like you'd forgotten to do the dark parts, but yeah, the partial one looks just about perfect.

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Nice OSL!

Great representation of the cult of purple and teal :).

I like the cape a ton and the magic scroll that looks like the runes are gong to evaporate after he says the spell.  Thanks for sharing! Makes me want to try my hand at tiny galaxy painting.  

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This wizard is too tight, mind me asking your process for OSL?

Um, staring at what other people did and trying to guess how they did it. lol Ok, that is true, and I also read a few things and looked at people's WIP's to get an idea of how to do it. I am one of those people that learn better from seeing someone do it so the actual implementation was some guesswork.

 

Here's what I did in the actual painting process. I painted his hand flesh colored to begin with. Then I painted the palm of his hand and palm side of his fingers white. I figured the magic would be like fire so the "hottest" part would be where it originated in his hand. Then I used P3 Arcane Blue and mixed it probably 1:1 with water. I painted over the white on his hand with the blue (lightly so some of the white still showed a little). I then did a sort of two brush blending with the blue on his sleeve and hat and beard closest to the hand. I thinned the blue paint down more and blended the blue out a little further away from his hand. I tried to only do where I thought the light would touch: hat, beard, chest of his robe, under the brim of the hat. I then went back to the white and touched his fingertips and between his fingers with the white. I then highlighted the very edge of the hat, the edge/top of his sleeve and a couple strands of beard with the white.

 

Thanks for asking!

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