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How about some scrolls? Rolled up wet palette or wadded up (to break down the fibers) printer paper dyed in strong coffee or simply painted and tied with string, cord, or ribbon (wine bottle foil). Some could be unrolled as well. Markings up to you. And a wine bottle would seem to be mandatory...

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8 minutes ago, GlenP said:

How about some scrolls? Rolled up wet palette or wadded up (to break down the fibers) printer paper dyed in strong coffee or simply painted and tied with string, cord, or ribbon (wine bottle foil). Some could be unrolled as well. Markings up to you. And a wine bottle would seem to be mandatory...

 

I actually dug a scroll out of my bits box as well as a wine goblet and this cool little table. I'm going to play with the locations of things and see what I like best. ::D:

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for stocking google hosiery type things and get ideas for how the color changes based on anatomy.  I won't make you actually try on the blasted things, but as a girl occasionally required to wear them, the general rule is the color is darker around the ankles or thinner areas of the leg. places where the fabric is stretched like the thighs, knees and calves the color is closer to your skin tone.

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Another thing that seems to add realism are wrinkles- they'll gather under the knees and at the ankles.  I tend to mix my hose color with my skintone for a base and highlight up towards my skintone and shade down towards the hose color.  Probably easier to go with something we see a lot like black or even white hose.  When Rhonda paints sheer she'll paint the "clear" areas with the skintone first, then shade in the fabric color.  That might be easier and more intuitive!

 

I suspect if you take your safe filter off the google you may find more interesting hose images...

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On 4/22/2017 at 0:04 PM, Corporea said:

for stocking google hosiery type things and get ideas for how the color changes based on anatomy.  I won't make you actually try on the blasted things, but as a girl occasionally required to wear them, the general rule is the color is darker around the ankles or thinner areas of the leg. places where the fabric is stretched like the thighs, knees and calves the color is closer to your skin tone.

ds1.jpg.fd6bbc2dd307f093eda82d7ee2270706.jpg

 

Another thing that seems to add realism are wrinkles- they'll gather under the knees and at the ankles.  I tend to mix my hose color with my skintone for a base and highlight up towards my skintone and shade down towards the hose color.  Probably easier to go with something we see a lot like black or even white hose.  When Rhonda paints sheer she'll paint the "clear" areas with the skintone first, then shade in the fabric color.  That might be easier and more intuitive!

 

I suspect if you take your safe filter off the google you may find more interesting hose images...

 

Very good advice, thanks Erin! I'll definitely apply it with this one. ::D:

 

So I've got the idea and inspiration and have decided to go with the floating books idea, so I've affixed the books in floating positions around the figure, added a scroll to the top of the small pile and placed the book in her lap (not glued yet) and the goblet of wine in her hand (again not glued yet). She also has not been affixed in place yet, so I can move her around on the scene a little bit and paint her easier.

 

Anyhow enough talk, here's the scene as I see it in my head and what I will probably go with unless someone has a better idea for the layout where she should be placed in the scene and if that goblet should stay or go.

 

Please give your honest opinions!

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4 hours ago, Corporea said:

 I won't make you actually try on the blasted things

They could go with his pom poms and cheer leader outfit!

 

She definitely looks to be wearing stockings, as well as high heels, so I doubt she just got out of bed / the bath....

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you could have her hand glowing and the books held in place by some swirly strands of greenstuff the same color to make the spell effect? it would let you play with OSL.  

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I think my only suggestion at this point would be that I think the two open floating books should be facing her so that it looks like she may be trying to read/find something within their pages.

 

Oh, I am also not sure about the goblet, as it is right now it looks as though it would be pouring down the front of her.

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Agreed, I don't care for the goblet actually being in her hand, especially since her hand isn't really sculpted that way so it gives the impression of a doll holding a cup. Having the goblet and possibly a pitcher within arm's reach would sell the idea just as well, I think.

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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The goblet does not look right, as the Boot said....

Maybe have it floating as well, as if she was summoning it?

 

If you do leave it that way, be sure that you put a tiny bit of color in the cup, as if she was contemplating the lees of the glass...

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2 minutes ago, knarthex said:

The goblet does not look right, as the Boot said....

Maybe have it floating as well, as if she was summoning it?

 

If you do leave it that way, be sure that you put a tiny bit of color in the cup, as if she was contemplating the lees of the glass...

Well to be fair, the goblet is just propped there in her hand and laying at an angle that looks like it'd tip over. If I keep it in her hand, it will be upright and I'll add some realistic water tinted dark red. 

 

Going to prime everything that isn't primed tomorrow and sand and prime the plinth as well. Let that dry and then zenithal prime white. 

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4 hours ago, ub3r_n3rd said:

Well to be fair, the goblet is just propped there in her hand and laying at an angle that looks like it'd tip over. If I keep it in her hand, it will be upright and I'll add some realistic water tinted dark red. 

 

Going to prime everything that isn't primed tomorrow and sand and prime the plinth as well. Let that dry and then zenithal prime white. 

 

I like the tipped angle look, it will mean you have to paint wine spilling on her book and body though..

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13 hours ago, Xherman1964 said:

 

I like the tipped angle look, it will mean you have to paint wine spilling on her book and body though..

Hah!

 

that could be very distracting for her and the viewer!

2 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

Can't believe I found this before it was finished. Watching with great interest, I actually can't recall seeing any Kingdom Death WIPs, even though I keep hearing about the figures.

Thanks! I hope to keep everyone distracted with my WIP of her :;):

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Better set out some fencing and or wolf traps when you get further along...

Otherwise you'll have Technicolor wolf hair and drool all over the place...:zombie:

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16 minutes ago, knarthex said:

Better set out some fencing and or wolf traps when you get further along...

Otherwise you'll have Technicolor wolf hair and drool all over the place...:zombie:

Good idea!

 

 

Today's progress thus far:

 

I just sanded down the rough-cut plinth I had so I can now stain prime and paint it or stain it black. 

 

I decided to keep the goblet in her hand after thinking about it for the last day, but I adjusted the angle so that it's upright and not "spilling" over the top. I also used my hobby knife to carve into the goblet some more and actually allow for a tiny pour of realistic water tinted dark red for her wine. I'll show some pics in a little bit after I get done priming everything with the airbrush.

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