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As typical to form, I managed to get some painting time in finally.  Rather than work on something I've already started, I started something new.  My new project is Magister from the Forgotten Realms Ral Partha Set that I started a while ago.  I can link to my other painted works from this set to give people a feel for my progress over the last couple of years (if anyone is interested).  But for now I began with my usual 1st step in painting the face.  I also base coated the the rest of the skin (the little bit of it there is).  He has been primed and waiting on my desk longer than I thought he would.

 

Here is how he looks at the moment:

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6 minutes ago, malefactus said:

What a WONDERFULLY expressive face. The Wizardly Guy is off to an OUTSTANDING start. The potential is there for something extraordinary, Have FUN!

Thanks Mal, the hope is to put a little freehand on the robes.  Nothing fancy, just something to add some visual interest.

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Wow, thanks for all the positive comments.

 

Today is not a not an extensive update.  I managed to base coat the robe, cloak, and hair.  I decided to try a different approach with this figure.  Before starting, I took several photos of the fig with an above only lighting.  This gave me a starting point for highlighting, which I normally just wing it.  Using this photo reference, I then blocked in the base color's (RMS Ultramarine Blue) highlights with RMS Ultramarine Highlight.  I then blocked in the shadows with a mix of the base color and RMS Ultramarine shadow.  Looking at the photo I think I could have gone a bit darker with the shadow blocking color.

 

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I also did a image search before posting today of this guy.  And the realized that would make a very interesting diorama/base.  I think a little bit more than I wanted to go with this figure.  But, if I should ever acquire a second copy, I will probably give it a try.

 

 

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