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Das Schwarze Auge 15500b Female Sorcerer

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So while I was shopping at Ral Partha Europe (not the same as Ral Partha), I spotted some figures from Das Schwarze Auge which looked kind of nice in an Old School sort of way.

 

Das Schwarze Auge was apparently Germany's answer to D&D in the 1980s. It was (might still be) quite popular there.

 

I don't know the history of the figures.

 

Anyhow, this is Das Schwarze Auge 15500B, "Female Sorcerer".

 

I started this figure a while back, keeping it at the back of my painting table and adding bits as I painted other things.

 

All paints used are Golden Matte Fluid Acrylics. Color mixes are (usually) noted, but not exact ratios.

 

Questions are welcomed and I will try to answer them. Critiques are appreciated.

 

This is the way I usually start miniature figures: Lightly primed with Titanium White, then when that is dry, washing it over with Burnt Umber. Burnt Umber is a dark, transparent pigment that settles into crannies when thinned down and shows the details very well. It also gives a nice warm undertone to later paint layers.

 

I already painted her face before I took a picture.

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Oh, and I left the orb on her staff just primed white because that will make it look more glowing when I paint it later.

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I washed her hair with a bit of straight Carbon Black.

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I painted lights on her hair with a grey mixed from Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, and Titanium White. The grey is lighter than it looks here, since I painted it on pretty thinly.

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I laid in a basic blue color on her dress. Pure Phthalo Blue is pretty eye-wateringly bright, even lightened with Titanium White, so I toned it down with a good admixture of Burnt Umber.

 

I also mixed (though it's hard to see) a dove grey from Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, and Titanium White, and painted the lining of her sleeveless coat.

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I mixed a lighter version of the dress color with even more Burnt Umber and Titanium White and developed the shading.

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And more:

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I felt dissatisfied with her face and hair so I fixed it up a bit.

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To paint her crystal ball to look luiminous, I first glazed a dark, dull green mixed from Phthalo Green and Burnt Umber on its top, fading to the middle, like so:

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(I also scrabbled some mixed greens, including some Hansa Yellow Opaque, on her base.)

 

Then I glazed pure Phthalo Blue over it, fading at the bottom like so:

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Some tiny pure Titanium White highlights and even in the hand it looks like an actual transparent blue sphere:

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I mixed a dull buff brown from Burnt Umber and Titanium White and painted her sleeveless coat and staff and stuff.

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Then I mixed a cream yellow from Titanium White ans Yellow Ochre and mixed it with the buff color for highlights.

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