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So, as many of you may know, Mouse recently acquired a number of mouslings thanks to a couple of very generous benefactors and one ninja. 

 

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Obviously, these Mouslings need some painting love. So, here it is. This is my project WIP for my mousling collection. 

 

Also, critiques, comments, and advice all appreciated! :D

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So, as many of you may know, Mouse recently acquired a number of mouslings thanks to a couple of very generous benefactors and one ninja.      Obviously, these Mouslings need some

So...worked on those highlights and shadows.   First, I took the hand suggestion.   Next, to show the front. Really happy with her chest and brim highlights, after much fiddl

And first bit of progress acheived. Remember, C&C always appreciated. Yes, she has painted eyes. Yes, the brim of her hat made it a pain.

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Go mouse go!  Good start.

 

do you have anything that you stick your mice to while painting?  I used to glue mine to the end of a unsharpened pencil to hold while painting.  With such a tiny figure I can't imagine holding it in your fingers while trying to reach all the parts.

I've been using a wine cork, but I haven't figured out the best way to stick them to it. Thankfully, I have tiny hands myself.

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1 minute ago, Paradoxical Mouse said:

I've been using a wine cork, but I haven't figured out the best way to stick them to it. Thankfully, I have tiny hands myself.

 

Lately I've used a glue gun to fix mine to some old spools.  It usually comes off easily enough without problems.  Too easily if I take too long to finish a miniature.  

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I find glazing on fur and hair to be difficult, due to flowy thin paint and lots of nooks to get stuck in. The brown is the fur, yes? Hard to tell in that lighting. 

 

I suggest a lighter base coat tone of brown than the end goal. Then I'd use darker brown washes to get the nooks and crannies in the fur, with an extra wash in the creases (armpits, legpits, etc). 

 

Then I would either drybrush or very gentle ands carefully place highlight on the peaks of the fur. 

 

If the hat and dress are to be black, those are what I find difficult. It can be hard to gauge how much gray to use highlighting, without giving a gray impression. I did a lot of tones of black on my necrobard (search necrobard in show off or WIP) - not perfect, but you can see highlighting of black on it. 

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1 minute ago, Cyradis said:

I find glazing on fur and hair to be difficult, due to flowy thin paint and lots of nooks to get stuck in. The brown is the fur, yes? Hard to tell in that lighting. 

 

I suggest a lighter base coat tone of brown than the end goal. Then I'd use darker brown washes to get the nooks and crannies in the fur, with an extra wash in the creases (armpits, legpits, etc). 

 

Then I would either drybrush or very gentle ands carefully place highlight on the peaks of the fur. 

 

If the hat and dress are to be black, those are what I find difficult. It can be hard to gauge how much gray to use highlighting, without giving a gray impression. I did a lot of tones of black on my necrobard (search necrobard in show off or WIP) - not perfect, but you can see highlighting of black on it. 

The dress and hat are the brown I'm struggling with...I think I've made it a bit better now. I'm really happy with the fur, actually...it has the tone I was hoping for with her.

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