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Enjoy that 'rita;  you've earned it.  That's a fair, nay--impressive, likeness to Mila's skin tone.  The whitest highlight could be knocked back in expanse just a bit I think, particularly between the eyebrows, above the bridge of the nose, and just under the eyes.  Just needs some more shade in those areas I think.  And I notice because these are the things I'm currently working on myself!



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Absolutely *amazing* work so far!  I want one so bad, but she's way out of my current price range.  I've just to live vicariously through you and Bathory. :)

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Your making me all jealous! I wanted to wait to start on mine until after a paint class I'm taking next month. But you're making that very difficult. She is looking fantastic!

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Wow! That's incredible.


& I kinda creepy the way she just came alive in the photos. Nice effect!!


Makes me wish I could get this one now!! ::):

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Anyone want to be my Kaishakunin after I finish sharpening my paint brushes?


That is just INCREDIBLE!


(And yes that word means what I think it means!)




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Thanks everyone!  I'm having a lot of fun with this one.


Whew.  I got bunches done yesterday and today.  And went out for Thai food.  Yum!!


first, corset thingy.  I googled some photos and decided to try a black-olive mix.


not sure why I spent time on the bottom since it'll be covered, but it was probably good for me to practice.  Plus- no blank areas to be discovered after I attach the other arm/kitty! This done with the IMEF olive, walnut brown and palomino gold.


here's the palette.  i tend to mix up a few mid shades and then blend/glaze.


you can see the corset mix at the bottom and the cream sleeve mix on the top left. skin's sort of in the middle.  


next, sleeve:


painting "whites" really isn't fun.  Best thing I've figured out is just to be patient with it and not rush the steps.  It requires smooth blends and very faint highlights to keep from looking too dirty.  I end up doing a lot of layers and glazing to smooth it out.



sorta.  Anyway, I used the IMEF olive and creamy ivory, the a bit of linen white.


an in progress.  I shaded the cream with the flesh tones on top and the olive on the bottom.  



ok, the rest in the next post just in case the system dislikes too many pics!

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blargh.  computer is evil.  :grr:  lost this post twice!  Glad I did the post-break!



TMM.  the real metallics.  These are not intuitive for me so this is good practice.


base coated with walnut brown



vallejo model air metallic gold.  Love this stuff!  It's so shiny!.  I might be a convert.  I was originally just going to buy the chrome, but the whole set was on sale, so...  :down:  I caved.  Glad I did, cause I loves them!  :bday:



I mixed the spattered crimson, walnut brown, metallic gold and gloss medium.  I stippled it on to blend.



used walnut in the corners and brightened the middle with the gold.


side view. sorry, these don't photo well.


making the back darker/absent-ish light source.



I did some scratches and rust.  Used the chrome and glazed over it with gold.  used the chrome at the hotspots as well.  Best way to do dents and scratches is to put the bright area underneath.


in progress:


I'm happy with the color of the metal in terms of balancing with everything else.


other sleeve:


same colors as before.



ugh.  blurry. um...




going to move to another post.  afraid computer will eat it again...

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