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Welcome Back from Reaper Con!!!!! I decided that I should probably start paintinf my busts or I will become overwhelmed with them. So first up is an Oni and one of the lovely ladies from Naughty Gears. 


After that, I decided to tackle the tiefling bust from Dark Sword. I cant keep running from it. 


I primed both models but my air compressor is still shot so the priming quality isnt great but its workable. I also sprayed a little too close and it ran a bit.






I also wanted to test out the inks from Scale 75 that I bought. Its glossy as hell so I'll have to play with it to make it a bit more matte. I dont like to dullcoat as the weather here is always out to get me and i've had awful experience trying to in the past.




I did a lot more work today on the Oni as the day before I worked on the skin tone of the pirate lass. I finally sucked it up and pulled out the white paint....okay, almost white paint it was bleached bone! 




I used clear red to boost the red of his skin. 




I then used the Inktensity red to sort of blend and make it pop more. Both the clear red and Inktensity red are similarly colored but it balanced it out nicer.....now...should I add even more red? I totally can. :)




C&C is always welcome. Lemme have it!!!





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I got lost in the mystical realm of Overtime but still painted when I got the chance. The goal before the new year is to go for fine detail stuff. Once these three are all finished, I'm going to paint one of the dragon busts and finish another one. I don't really have a project for this to lead up to for next year as Rcon 2018 is sort of on the backburner for now.  (we're trying something out in 2018) 


I finished the Oni fro Collapsed Industries but will likely not make a show off for him so I'll share his finished look here: 



The Goal for him was to paint red again, and actually, try to texture and paint hair. I realized that while I've taken darn near every other kind of class, I NEVER took a painting hair class. o_o Huge Oversight on my part if I wanted to get better at it. So I pulled up some real-life examples of black hair with light and maaannnyyyy miniature painting examples to see how other people have interpreted it.I could probably do a bit more to it but I'm pretty satisfied where it is right now.


There is a little bit of a design on her corset that could easssiillly be painted over and lost but I needed the practice for fine details, I painted the details I could see and just embellished what I couldn't. I think it's turned out rather nice so far. I wanted the corset to look like Brocade cloth. So I needed the two tones to show through so it looks threaded and for the design itself to look raised. I'm tempted to try to line the black design part in silver or a rich grey to pull off this effect but I worry I may overwork it at that point as it's tiny. 




The Inktensity set is suppppper shiny when applied but it helped me set a base color for her scarf. I still intend to use it for tinting, but needed to bring up the color a lot more and create more contrast. All I did here is block out the colors and I haven't blended just yet.




I've also started on Monique De Noir. I'm missing quite a bit of what goes to her, but it's not a deal breaker. I have her arms and her armor parts so I can work with that!. I do not have many WIP pictures of her as It was a huge leap out of my comfort zone with her but now that I am at a happy place I don't mind sharing it!




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Did some more work today and started working on weathering the belt on the pirate but it has been awhile. I started with shading here and blocking out thr colors:




So I pushed this up further and its going quite well.




Started blending the metallic effect here and its slooooooowwwlllyyyy coming together. Super slowly. Sadly slowly. Omg so slowly.





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Still working on this one as I needed to look away from green for awhile after working on Ysera. I went ahead and started doing touch ups and added the arm. I'm not too happy with the base but am really just concerned with the paint job right now.


Im starting to feel more confident painting nmm and taking a picture definitely helped too!


I'm able to ask, does this light make sense? No..no it doesn't.

Does it look cool?

Ehhhh I guess so.

You should probably fix that.

Yeah, okay. 





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Took a break after finishing Ysera and Durotan until I sunk back into anxiety and depression oblivion, got a bit sick and sat down to finish painting this old project of Monique Dr Noir. 


i need to find some minis for a diorama I have in mind and will make a new thread on that one. Just didnt want to make a new thread on Monique de Noir because I'm slow and procrastinate or have color ADD. 


Currently having a green phase but its starting to turn orange so I wanted to finish Monique De Noir before it got to that. 


I added her shield and started blocking out the colors. Saving her hair for last as painting hair is pretty much my weakest point right now. 


I'm having a love/hate relationship with nmm as the blending back and forth isnt exactly a science for me.


CC always welcome.






And yes, thats another dragon bust in the background. Was in the mood to paint it up but then wasnt @[email protected] so it rests there for now. Ultimate goal is to either do my ice dragon idea or nightmare Ysera which calls for reds and blues. 


Im feeling more autumn oranges, browns and reds at the moment though. As evidence by a poor defenseless bust I slapped some paint on. 



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