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12 hours ago, eldamir said:

I think the whole thing looked quite intriguing with just the liner colors on it.. 


I agree! It was kind of cool seeing them proto-colored, and it really helped me visualize color placement as I got to each section.


11 hours ago, LittleBluberry said:

I hope you do still share your swirly wing designs, even though the challenge is technically complete.


Oh I most definitely will! I also still need to do all of the shading and highlighting to make them match the level of the rest of Caraxis; they look a little funny being all solid color against his patterned scales. :lol:


10 hours ago, Crowley said:

wait, did you clear coat it yet?


I don't generally seal up my Challenge figures, mostly because I can't stand to even look at them for awhile let alone put a brush to them. I think I will make an exception for the adventurers, though, because they are very likely to see gaming use, and I want to protect the paint. ^_^ Caraxis...we'll see. I will at the very least give his claws, tongue and eyes a gloss coat (for shiny and protective purposes).


3 hours ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

BTW, this is all your fault:






EDIT: Oh, and for those of you wondering, here's the answer to the "Where's George Washington?" picture:




--OneBoot :D

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On 4/10/2018 at 9:06 AM, LittleBluberry said:

I hope you do still share your swirly wing designs, even though the challenge is technically complete.


On 4/10/2018 at 2:25 PM, Serenity said:

Your dragon turned out a beautiful color, and I hope you have fun adding to it when the time is right. 


On 4/10/2018 at 7:51 PM, OneBoot said:

Proper show-off pics to follow once I've properly finished off the wings, which should be by the end of the week. ^_^


Ahaha so yeah, this took me significantly longer than a week to get back to, mostly because every time I looked at him I went "Eeeeeeehhhhh I don't feel like working on him more right now," then going back to trying to pretend he didn't exist (which was a bit difficult to do, since the whole diorama lives sprawled all over my computer desk, right below my monitor :lol:).


But I've found motivation again, because I want to bring the whole thing with me to Reaper's Paint and Take booth at Paizocon, where it will look pretty and serve as a talking point so I can gush at people about how awesome painting things is. ^_^ And I want it to look finished before I leave, so Wednesday night is my deadline! Whee! :zombie:


So, without further ado, Welcome to Round 2: The Finishing! :bday:




I decided to start with the wings, since that's what I least want to work on right now, but is the most visually important. True story: this is legitimately the very first time I've painted dragon wings using normal paint (the only other few times I've done so, it's been with metallics), so blending is gonna be crazy important. I'm, eh, not great at blending. :blush: But! I'm not going to let that stop me from trying!


First, I tried to remove the wings to make it easier to work on them. They...wouldn't come off. :blink: I pushed and pulled on them quite firmly for awhile, but of course the one time I wanted something I'd glued to come apart, it doesn't. Figures. <_<


Then, I poked around through the various purples I'd used previously on Caraxis, and decided to go with a light wash of Violet Light to start the shading process. You can see where I'd barely started blocking things in on the right, and where it's more blocked in on the left:



Oh, and here's the paintbrush I'm using for this (on the right), compared to my usual Size 0:





(no this Challenge didn't drive me insane I don't know what you're talking about)


The stark line between where I'd washed and where I hadn't was making me nervous, so I, uh, just kinda smudged the edges around and did a few gentle dabs to soften it, pretending like I have some clue about what I'm doing:



I'll go back and do more shading than that, but for a starting blocked-in step, I'm okay with it. It'll help me better visualize where I'll want the highlighting and where I'll want the deeper shadows to be. In theory. :wacko:


That's all for right now, but stay tuned for more! (note to Future Self: neglect not the webbing at the tops of the wings)



--OneBoot :D

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