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Continuing on with Slate SlabRock, I did the midtone on his cloak with Ultramarine Blue, since I've got the triad so I might as well use it.

 

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And highlighted with Ultramarine Highlight. I discovered that I seem to be subconsciously afraid of such abrupt highlights (the colors I usually choose tend to be much closer to each other), especially on the broad smooth areas, so I just sorta...messy drybrushed the highlights on in kinda maybe the right spots and hoped for the best. :unsure:

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Then I slathered Brown Liner on all the places I plan to paint gold, since I think it will look much better over a dark undercoat than a lighter one.

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While Lump Beefbroth was drying, I did a little more work on Balin. Over the Rich Green, I layered Dragon Green, Grass Green, and touches of Clear Green. This is more the highlight level I'm comfortable with, lol. I know my contrast needs more work, it's just a little scary to push the highlights so high! ^_^

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Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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1 hour ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

Have you considered keeping spare eyeballs around to switch them out as needed?

 

Er...not everyone has spare body parts just lying around, Pez.... :blink:

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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Elrohir got some attention today, and I decided to try to push my color boundaries and go with ORANGE for his cloak. 

 

At buglips' suggestion, I shaded it with red; Gothic Crimson (Limited Edition) specifically, which is a beautiful color, but goes on a bit thin out of the bottle. It took 3 coats to get this much coverage, and I threw on a fourth after I snapped this picture:

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Next, I forget how many coats of Magma Red this was, but it was several. Again, great color, but orange is one of the colors I've found to have thin coverage in general.

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Then, I decided to push things more, since I really want to get comfortable with higher highlights. Using Marigold Yellow, though, I think I pushed the contrast too far....

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Augh, my eyes! D:

 

So I mixed a drop of Marigold Yellow with a drop of the Magma Red, and I liked that combination MUCH better:

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I fixed a few patches on the back of Smash LampJaw's cloak that had been bugging me, and now here's the Three Cloak Guys together:

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I'm rather pleased with how they're looking! ^_^

 

And now I'm bored with painting cloaks, so I used Blade Steel on all the sharp things. Swords for everybody!

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Well, except for Balin, since he has an axe. Oh and Elrohir, cuz he has a bow. ...Okay, so I guess just swords for Hack BlowFist and Tipsy, then. :lol:

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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Marigold yellow is such a great color, and it really works well with that magma red. I'm gonna have to remember that!

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