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77001 - Skeleton Spearman

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I found myself with a few free skeleton minis in the bonus stocking from my December order, so I tried doing a quick (by my standards; it still took about 4 or 5 hours :lol:) paint job on one of them using mostly the same color scheme as the skeleton from the "Learn to Paint - Core Skills" kit as a check for my progress at painting.  But it'd be a bit boring to just do that, and I was still salty about the results of my previous attempt at glowing eyes, and I wanted some general freehand practice, so I had a bit of extra fun with the eyes and shield.

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As usual, thought process and more pictures are at my blog: link

 

I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out, overall.  The recesses for the gaps (between the ribs, on the forearms, and on the lower legs) should've been darker, some of the blacklining is sloppier than I'd like (particularly on the front trim and back bands of the shield), and there are little mistakes with all three characters on the shield freehand, but for something that I did relatively quickly, I can't complain too much.  I'm still adjusting to having a bit of flow improver in my dropper bottle water, so some paint control issues are to be expected while I get used to having more control over how my brush pressure affects how the paint comes off the bristles, though I think the change will be worth it in the long run even just based on the difference that I've felt so far.  On the plus side, I think the eyes turned out pretty good, and I'm getting better at not having so much of an ugly chalky look on my white highlighting.

 

C&C welcome ::): .  I think the part of this mini that I'm the most disappointed in is the teeth, so advice on how to get better definition there would be especially helpful.

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