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I suggest lining her armor to bring out more definition and contrast. This particular figure has soft details that don't show well. 

 

Try a swipe of flesh tone over that one eye to minimise the 'fisheye' look.  In the future paint the eye socket with a shadow color, then do the white so you get a nice outline that defines the eye. 

 

Keep painting!

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This looks like a nice start.

 

It occurs to me to ask, do you know what "lining" is?  People have mentioned it, but it might not be clear.

 

Lining is a technique where you take a wet, thinned-down paint (sometimes a dedicated "liner" paint, although I usually just use a nice dark regular paint thinned with a little water until it is like a watercolor) and slip a little of it over the edges of the figure so it settles in the crevices and shows the details a little better. 

 

I usually use a dark brown for warm colors like reds, oranges, browns, yellows, and gold metals; a dark blue for blues, purples, and greens; and a black for greys and silver metals and very dark browns.  Sometimes I vary the colors, but those are the basics.

 

I always find it useful to have a clean almost-dry brush on hand to blot up any extra wet paint when lining.

 

If I were lining this figure, I would wash a little dark brown over her skin and hair and wings and most of her clothes, and a little blue over her skirt and base, for example.

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I suggest lining her armor to bring out more definition and contrast. This particular figure has soft details that don't show well. 

 

Try a swipe of flesh tone over that one eye to minimise the 'fisheye' look.  In the future paint the eye socket with a shadow color, then do the white so you get a nice outline that defines the eye. 

 

Keep painting!

I posted a second one where I tried to improve upon the eyes here's a link if you wanted to check it out ---> http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/71410-77066-shaeress-dark-elf-queen/

 

 

This looks like a nice start.

 

It occurs to me to ask, do you know what "lining" is?  People have mentioned it, but it might not be clear.

 

Lining is a technique where you take a wet, thinned-down paint (sometimes a dedicated "liner" paint, although I usually just use a nice dark regular paint thinned with a little water until it is like a watercolor) and slip a little of it over the edges of the figure so it settles in the crevices and shows the details a little better. 

 

I usually use a dark brown for warm colors like reds, oranges, browns, yellows, and gold metals; a dark blue for blues, purples, and greens; and a black for greys and silver metals and very dark browns.  Sometimes I vary the colors, but those are the basics.

 

I always find it useful to have a clean almost-dry brush on hand to blot up any extra wet paint when lining.

 

If I were lining this figure, I would wash a little dark brown over her skin and hair and wings and most of her clothes, and a little blue over her skirt and base, for example.

I have always been pretty artsy and I had a good teacher when it came to the mini. I just had trouble figuring out how to get the right consistency and what colors to use so thank you for the info! :)

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