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I like the look but if you were going for 'realistic' flesh, I agree the skin needs more shading. Age spots have a tendency to darken the surrounding skin. If he's going to be young or a ginger, then the spots read as freckles. 

 

Beautiful work regardless, I don't think anything you do currently goes through the ugly stage!

 

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I think the hair significantly helped the mini, but my greatest fear is that, with all of the textures and effects I'm doing, perhaps I'm drifting away from the fundamentals of extremely high-contrast blending.  However, I then think about how the miniature would look with even more contrast, and I'm not sure that I like the mental image.  And then, to top it all off, I am very confident that all of this uncovered white primer is washing out the miniature.

 

This textures stuff is "wrinkling my brain"!

 

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There is a crease in his shirt, on his stomach, just above his belt buckle and below his shoulder strap right at the point of his medal...did you miss a highlight on the top side of that or is that intentional or just a trick of the light and viewing angle?

 

I hope you are able to decipher that...

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Ah! I think I know what may help the age spots look less like freckles. Age spots are usually oval-ish or have ill-defined borders, while freckles tend to be clearly circular. Also, I think either there isn't enough on the back of his hand to sell it, or else the skin is too uniformly colored (youthful-looking). Hands tend to get liver spots pretty readily, in my experience, and the skin starts to get thinner and aged-looking at the same time. Not sure if that helps or even makes sense....

 

He's looking super duper amazing so far, though! Your blends are always so creamy smooth, and the highlighting on his beard is outstanding! :wub: 

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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1 hour ago, chaoshead said:

There is a crease in his shirt, on his stomach, just above his belt buckle and below his shoulder strap right at the point of his medal...did you miss a highlight on the top side of that or is that intentional or just a trick of the light and viewing angle?

 

I hope you are able to decipher that...

 

I can indeed decipher that ::):  And, after viewing it again, it doesn't look like I carried the highlight down far enough.  I'll have to get it tomorrow!  Thanks for pointing that out!

 

1 hour ago, OneBoot said:

Ah! I think I know what may help the age spots look less like freckles. Age spots are usually oval-ish or have ill-defined borders, while freckles tend to be clearly circular. Also, I think either there isn't enough on the back of his hand to sell it, or else the skin is too uniformly colored (youthful-looking). Hands tend to get liver spots pretty readily, in my experience, and the skin starts to get thinner and aged-looking at the same time. Not sure if that helps or even makes sense....

 

He's looking super duper amazing so far, though! Your blends are always so creamy smooth, and the highlighting on his beard is outstanding! :wub: 

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

 

Maybe his topical treatments are being somewhat effective! :;):  Honestly though, I'm kind of at the "I'll do better next time" stage.  (Which is something that I sadly resort to often as I don't like to revisit areas on a miniature very frequently.  And also because, as a wise man once said:  "Finished, not perfect.")

 

Plus, maybe now that his hair is younger-looking, reading as freckles is not so bad of a thing. ::):

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