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On 4/27/2017 at 11:19 AM, Xherman1964 said:

Words and Magical symbols crawling under her skin while she reads the spell.

 

I replied in our PM, look at the links.

 

Yep, I love that one (as I told you in the PM). It's by one of the best in the world. I don't want to copy his tats, but I do want tats on her that are very occult/arcane and I'll draw stuff in the books and do a bit of OSL on the ground where the lantern is. 

 

A couple quick pics as I'm home for lunch of what I did last night!

 

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Paints used -

Started out with Vallejo Model Color "Smoke"

Mixed in some Vallejo Model Color "Buff"for some highlights

Came back in with Citadel "Agrax Earthshade" for the shadows and for the spaces in-between the boards.

Did some light glazes of Citadel "Biel-Tan Green"

Final highlights with a mix of Reaper MSP "Pumpkin Orange"/"Bronze Shadow" and Vallejo's "Buff"

 

I think it looks pretty decent, but if anyone sees anything else I need to do, please let me know, point it out to me and help me elevate this piece.

 

Also, give me some ideas for books and their cover colors if you feel like it.

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After feedback here from some of you, I went ahead and re-worked the stockings a little bit tonight. I added more sheerness and fixed some of the blending issues. They aren't perfect, but they are a lot better in my personal opinion. I also added some interest to the tops of the stockings that go along her thighs. Some dabs and squiggles of black paint to make it look like the tops of what most thigh-high stockings have.

 

Give me your honest opinions on how it looks now and if I should call it good and move on to her skin blendings and tattoos. 

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Try working in the darker redder part of your skin color. Something about it all being the highlight color seems odd. Looking smoother! Great job!

 

maybe paint the nails on the base for extra realism!  Keep up the good work!!

 

edit- darker skin tone into the stockings. Wasn't using words again...

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6 minutes ago, Corporea said:

Try working in the darker redder part of your skin color. Something about it all being the highlight color seems odd. Looking smoother! Great job!

 

maybe paint the nails on the base for extra realism!  Keep up the good work!!

 

edit- darker skin tone into the stockings. Wasn't using words again...

 

Where at? Glazed into the shadows?

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Stockings are looking better, but I agree with Corporea that the highlights are a bit sharp.  There's also a spot on the outside of the left ankle that's a little too dark, I think.  Defintely a lot better in general color tone, before they were so dark that they didn't look sheer. 

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On 4/27/2017 at 5:44 PM, Corporea said:

Try working in the darker redder part of your skin color. Something about it all being the highlight color seems odd. Looking smoother! Great job!

 

maybe paint the nails on the base for extra realism!  Keep up the good work!!

 

edit- darker skin tone into the stockings. Wasn't using words again...

 

On 4/27/2017 at 6:03 PM, LittleBluberry said:

Stockings are looking better, but I agree with Corporea that the highlights are a bit sharp.  There's also a spot on the outside of the left ankle that's a little too dark, I think.  Defintely a lot better in general color tone, before they were so dark that they didn't look sheer. 

Thanks!

 

 

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I think the stockings have been improved. Blending on the skin and perhaps a little highlighting on skin too? This figure is turning out quite splendidly so far though. I look forward to seeing it progress! 

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1 minute ago, Cyradis said:

I think the stockings have been improved. Blending on the skin and perhaps a little highlighting on skin too? This figure is turning out quite splendidly so far though. I look forward to seeing it progress! 

Thank you!

 

Yup, I actually did some more blending and reworked the skin a bit tonight. I'm going to tackle the tattoos soon. My idea is that she will have 3 of them: left upper thigh, small of the back and right thigh leading up her hip. 

 

Also I've been trying to decide on colors for gloves and shoes. I'm thinking red right now. 

 

Anyone have ideas or feedback on the (few) pieces of clothing she's wearing?

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The stockings are looking a lot better now!  For reference, on the outer side of the ankle there is a little bone that protrudes--this tends to cause a distinctive shadow/highlight on sheer stockings.  It's one of those intuitive things that you absorb by wearing them.  (I'm not suggesting you try wearing them, by the way.)

 

Have you decided whether you want the shoes to be a bright color or a more subdued color?  It looks like they are one of the more prominent items of clothing. 

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Ok, I don't know what it is, but I really like the stockings when looking at her from her right side, but I like the stockings less when you look at her from the left. It's something about how high the highlights are, and how deep the shadows are. From the right side, I think you have captured the peaks of flesh tones through sheer fabric, with the fabric looking thicker where it should, and thinner where it should, but on the left, it looks like the fabric is more uniformly pulled the same thinness. 

 

I hope this helps. 

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If you pick red, you'll have to more deliberately pick your colors to give/not give her a harlot vibe. Bright red has been called erm.... 4LetterWord-Me-Red (I hope that is toned down enough for this forum). Burgundies and maroons loan themselves more easily to subtle characters. 

 

That said, red would look really good on her. It is hard to go wrong with red and black. The gloves appear to have a bracelet-ring combo attached. I'd decorate those with very different colors; blue, yellow, or green stones on a metal chain type of thing. It will make the work stand out more compared to say purple or orange. 

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Red is indeed considered an erotic colour.

Depends on the vibe you want to give her.

 

You could also go with dark blue shoes.

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A deep purple or a nice dark green might be good for her gloves and shoes. A dark red would be nice too.

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17 minutes ago, Pochi said:

A deep purple or a nice dark green might be good for her gloves and shoes. A dark red would be nice too.

I'm liking the green idea. It would work well with contrast of reds in skin tone and compliment the base with the green in the wood. Thanks!

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What color are the tattoos going to be?  I'm not sure they should "match" the gloves/shoes so that should be a consideration too.  

 

I love Pochi's suggestion of green.  I hadn't thought of it and went back to look at the pictures again and love the idea.  

 

She's coming along great!  

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