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What a fantastic idea, love the sampling, and explanation.

Corporea, this is a magnificent WIP.

I love you presenting all your thinking an options, along with your technique.

The emotional interpretation is incredible.

Brilliant !

Can't wait to see this come to life !

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Man, that's gorgeous and creative.  And the intent carries across perfectly.  I look at it and know what you've depicted with it.  Can't wait to see the rest of this scene.

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Nice idea. Now it tempts me more only to flip which one is the spirit. Dang it. Stop tempting me to buy minis before I have a job. I already have a HUGE wish list...




(adds this mini to the list)

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yeah, originally I wanted to paint it up exactly as my two characters, a married couple, but they have funky skin tones.  By funky I mean patterned like tattoos one with silver/blue, the other with red/silver.  I didn't think I could pull it off at this scale and make it look right.  But I did buy 2 copies of this sculpt just in case...

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I love the idea and you've given the rest of us mere mortals a great insight into how to plan out a paint scheme.  ^_^  I notice that you removed the flower from the hand of the spirit, which helps sell him as incorporeal.  I'm looking forward to seeing how this one turns out!

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the flower is a separate piece.  I was toying with the idea of painting it in "real" colors.  maybe it, sniff sniff, brought him back... :wub:


Thanks all!!

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yes, sir! ::D:  I had another flash of inspiration the other day (I'm liking this fitbit, it makes me walk and I think better when walking.)  I've decided I want the mini to be relatively simple- not a lot of freehand on a spirit or a funeral gown.  It wouldn't work thematically.  So, I'll tuck the freehand into the base via their "wedding portrait" which I'll hang on the wall above the sarcophagus!

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ok, made a bit of progress here.  I also forgot- for the hair I added some mahogany brown and used a bit of deep ocean for the spirit figure. 

This weekend I spent working on the base.



This is where I get to use the fun beads my sister in law gave me for mini painting!!


I stuck a little rim of greenstuff on the top of the smaller beads to mimic the lip of a vase.




I made a bunch of foliage and flowers with the leftover greenstuff from the drapery on the sarcophagus.




apparently I left fingerprints on some of the flowers.  Nothing a little sealer won't fix.


So then I started thinking about how to compose this scene with my base-coated elements.  part of the problem is that I want to have at least 1 wall, so I can have the portrait hanging.  This limits what sort of base I can use.  I played around with a few ideas:







I think I might have to go with the last one, even though I really like the second one.  It just doesn't allow for the wall easily.  Sigh.  The main key is to cover one side of the sarcophagus the one with the devil-like face.  and I already hid the skull on top with the cloth.  Any thoughts?

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This is looking absolutely stunning! I love the work you are doing with the sculpting of the plants and the beads are great.


As far as the arrangement goes, I like the option with 2 walls, it just seems to frame the scene better to my eye. Maybe put some fill-ins (bones figures or something) for the figures in the scene as to where they'll be placed? Option with the walls looks like they'd be front and center at the corner, option with 1 wall I'm not sure where you are putting them (where the cork is) where you have the cork it looks like?

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