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Dark Heaven Cave Troll painted as Lava Troll - 77004 - Painted by noob!

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I've only been at this a little over a month and am totally addicted! Went for the glowing eyes here and botched it -- Don't know how you expert painters paint son damn small!

 

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1 hour ago, CaptMini said:

I've only been at this a little over a month and am totally addicted! Went for the glowing eyes here and botched it -- Don't know how you expert painters paint son damn small!

 

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Well, magnifying glasses/Bifocals help a bit with the "Painting Small Things" part.

 

Your base is really well done. And you got the paint in the right places, which is a tough thing for many starting out.

 

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This is an excellent Troll!!!

Love it!

 

Magnifiers/glasses can indeed help with small details.

 

For eyes you can also cheat by using a micropen or even a small toothpick to apply a small dot as pupil.

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You did a pretty darn good job on him!

 

As for doing eyes and such: as everyone else has said, magnifiers help. So does practice, just keep at it and you'll start seeing all kinds of improvements to your painting.

 

Welcome to the forums!

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4 hours ago, Guyscanwefocusplease said:

This is a great piece.  Have you only been painting a month? 

 Yeah, but I’m painting every night for 3-4 hours—however, whenever I start to feel good about it I look at some of you pros and see that it should only take me about another 5-10 years of practice like that to even begin to compare—I like it though!

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