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Darksword GlenRaven - Female Rogue with Sword and Dagger  DSM3103 Dennis Mize.

 

Any comments, criticism or suggestions will be gratefully accepted. 

 

Continuing with my exploration of lighting, I have retrieved GlenRaven from my shelf of shame and I am sending her striding across a grassy knoll at sunset.  I had already added the skirt a few years ago when experimenting with greenstuff.  First step in rescuing her was to repair the base (I previously tried and failed to remove her) and build a slight hill. 

 

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Next I marked where I wanted the light to be coming from.  The top of the arrow on the cork is aligned with a mark on her base.  When I have visually lined up the mark and the arrow, I am looking at her from the lighted direction, which I find helps me be more consistent with light direction. 

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Then I marked the shadow position the same way.

 

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And viewed from the front you can see where I have marked all the shadows in a first coat of walnut brown.  I also did a very light wash of oxford blue to bring out some of the fine details.

 

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Then the eyes, which were very tough to paint.  I'm not totally happy with them and may yet repaint them.  They are far too big and incorporate both the sculpted eye and her upped cheek.  I am finding them very hard to get at.

 

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I made lots of progress on the colours tonight.  I have added the deepest shadows on the back of the cloak and the back of her hair.  I've highlighted the skirt and boots, but I think they need to be brighter and yellower.  I haven't yet shaded/highlighted the flesh tones because I want them to match the colour and brightness of the other lighted areas when the sunset colours are added in.

 

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Continuing to work on adding in the colours.  Painted her shirt.  Did some washes on the plants, painted them their base green colour.  Added blue into the shade colours on the shirt, added orange into the highlights on the shirt.  Hopefully this will reinforce the highlighting when I add yellow to everything facing the sun and magenta into the shadows.

 

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The skirt needs a lot more highlighting and to be brighter. So does the ground closest to the light source.  Next stage will be the flesh tones and then the light-facing side of the hair.  After that I'll start to brighten the highlights on the skirt and boots. 

 

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I redid her eyes.  I'm much happier with this result.  I went back to the Dark Sword website to look at the picture of the greens.  Turns out I was painting her eyelids, eyes and  cheeks as though they were her eyes.  They are tiny.  However, when I turned the model upside down after repainting it to straight rosy skin and giving it a light brown wash, I discovered that the eyes are much much easier to access that way. 

 

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I also finished the highlighting on her hair, highlighted the cloak and highlighted her skin.  Still some work to do on the face and details, like lips and gems.  Then the next step will be the NMM on the sword.  I will need to add some kind of yellow and orange wash to tie all the colours together with the sunset theme.  I also need to brighten her skirt, boots and the leather armour/headband somehow. 

 

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