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02031: Michelle Dancing Blade

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02031: Michelle Dancing Blade by Sandra Garrity.  I have repainted the eyes on this mini at least a dozen times while practicing for other projects.  I have retrieved her from my shelf of shame and I am using her to practice directional lighting.  At least she will get painted and not suffer the indignity of routine eye transplants.  My intention is to make it look like she got caught in the act of stealing something and there is a bright light shining on her from directly to the left of her face about 15 feet away.  My plan is to make her leggings and shirt purple and her boots and vest dark blood red. 

 Comments and criticism welcome.













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 Have you ever noticed how many miniatures, no matter who sculpted them, are carrying multiple weapons but only ever have one scabbard or sheath to put them in?


/end pet peeve




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Some progress on Michelle today. 


First layer of blood red.





Blood Red with orange added layering.




Added red boots and purple leggings, some more shading on the shirt.  Painted her leather belt, pouch and scabbard.  Started cleaning up the daggers for NMM.  Trying to decide whether to add colour from the light source. 











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Awesome work! This exercise is such a great idea and I think you're doing a fantastic job with the lighting. Your placement and contrast are looking spot on. I really love this!

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This is looking really really good!

I would say very little to no color in the NMM, beceause I think the light om her face seems quite white. But I am NOT an expert!

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I fixed up the NMM on the daggers and finished the highlighting on the base.  I feel like she's finished.  Any criticism and comments would be welcome.









Just for giggles, this is how she turned out when I painted her about 10 years ago.



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