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So I brought up the highlights to their highest with strategically placed white and blended some of the red. Still need to do a little bit more as it looks sloppy in some places but it does look like Lava now!

 

This step I started a sun yellow highlight.

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I then needed to bring the red down so I blended it around where I put my yellow highlights.

 

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After more of this I pushed my highlights to white. I dont think this is half bad for my first time doing lava. o_o

 

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I still feel like I need to push the red back down a bit though. I think I got a little red happy.

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Everything is looking great, especially the lava! It's much better than my first attempt at doing lava, I may in fact strip those minis and try it again it was so awful.

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so you may be able to glaze over some of your highlighting to bring it back to dark.  Alternatively, consider using a blue as your highlight. I find for some reason that doesn't read quite as bright. I think I used marine teal when I did my magma elemental.  Alternatively dusky skin can be a good warm highlight for black.

 

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remember with lava the crusty effect is present even in super hot flows.

 

THIS IS AN AWESOME IDEA AND I HIGHLY APPROVE!!!!! :wub:

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It looks amazing.

 

And I agree, you should do the grey, and then glaze over it with black to darken it again!

 

Have faith! If you paint it they will come!!!

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I. Could. Not. Find. This. Thread! OMG. 

 

Anyway. I have called down. Balanced my mental finances and went back to this dragon. I actually did go back over the lava to brighten it some more and darken the shadows a bit. Still more work is needed for it. Its intended to be fresh molteny goodness. When looking at it as a black and white image, I can tell I'm getting there. Just needs more!!!!

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This is the back side where free lava wont be flowing as smoothly so I made it richer like its starting to cool.0716172021a.thumb.jpg.f88bc41587710f5255c9efa6f92f24ed.jpg

 

At this point I started to paint OSL on the inside of the tail. I'm not very skilled with OSL in General so I figured painting it under the tail where barely anyone would see it would be a great idea.......

 

Yeah, so I painted the OSL in the wrong direction then quit for awhile to give my brain some rest.

 

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I hated the shiny paint consistency where I tried to fix it. (The other side of the tail started to look great though.) 

 

So this is where I quit, until last Saturday. 

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Painted the head a bit while on lunch. Then remembered that I didnt block out the orange/red underneath. I blocked out the eyes and where my OSL will eventually fall. 

 

Im not happy with the jaw but as he drools lava 80% of the time, I could likely pull that off and cover up my poopy sculpting. I carved details into the jaw after it dried as my skill with a knife is better than a sculpting tool. Hopefully my eventual paint job will make up for it. 

 

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Bringing up the brightness of the eyes more. He doesn't really have pupils so ill likely paint that more white like its glowing but wonder if I should have had him looking down as opposed to up. 

 

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I would have to see the orientation of the head when your done... He just might be looking forward and not up.

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2 hours ago, robinh said:

I would have to see the orientation of the head when your done... He just might be looking forward and not up.

 

Yeah Mr. M and I talked about it when he came home from work. The way the model is positioned on the base I'll need to repaint the eyes a bit so he is looking down. Looking up doesnt work out so well and looking dead on may be a bit tough. I took some more pictures after I glazes back over the white i had in the eyes and touched up on the OSL. I just need to smooth my blends out more, reline some parts of the eye and start blending out on the scales. 

 

Still dont like painting black but I'm using pure black, dusky skin and a darrrrk red to bring in some OSL on the scales. Its kinda sorta working sometimes. 

 

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