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As I have a couple Grenadier dwarves on my painting desk now, I have to say well done!

 

As for the OSL, I've found two things that work best for me:

1) the lighted areas have to be lighter in color than the base coat.

2) Glaze the appropriate color from the lighting source over the lighted area.

 

Having the start yellow-orange of the fireball would work better if the overall scene were darker.  Fire doesn't impart a strong yellow-orange color on stuff when it's light outside.

 

But since my OSL attempts can be counted on one hand, I might not be the best to offer advice.

 

Still, I love those Grenadier dwarves, so I'm hopeful he can overcome his magic-wielding adversary.  Love the icicles. 

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44 minutes ago, Doug's Workshop said:

As I have a couple Grenadier dwarves on my painting desk now, I have to say well done!

 

As for the OSL, I've found two things that work best for me:

1) the lighted areas have to be lighter in color than the base coat.

2) Glaze the appropriate color from the lighting source over the lighted area.

 

Having the start yellow-orange of the fireball would work better if the overall scene were darker.  Fire doesn't impart a strong yellow-orange color on stuff when it's light outside.

 

But since my OSL attempts can be counted on one hand, I might not be the best to offer advice.

 

Still, I love those Grenadier dwarves, so I'm hopeful he can overcome his magic-wielding adversary.  Love the icicles. 

 

Thank you about the icicles, I just wish they hang a bit more straight down.. but they were such a hasle to control!

Yes, I think youre right, I should have made the hole scene Darker.

I am sure he will overcome the magic trick, He is mad after all!! :0)

 

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7 hours ago, Rilkyn said:

I really like the whole piece..  putting stories like this is not something I've tried and always appreciate the imagination the goes into their creation.

 

love the basing, snow and icicles and wizard and dwarf combat poses sell the duel

 

Thank you! 

I almost find it "hard" to make single figures, I always imagine them in some kind of duel/situation..my imagination just runs away :-)

Therefor I love minis in dynamic poses.

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