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Das Schwarze Auge 15500b Female Sorcerer, by Pingo


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16 hours ago, Inarah said:

Very nice. I love how you're able to get so much detail on those tiny faces. 



13 hours ago, AutumnHare said:

I’m always stunned at your talent for faces.  I can barely get eyebrows in the right spot,  but you’ve managed to even put a shadow in that little divot between nose and upper lip (that has a name I always forget).  ::o:




Thank you! A lot of it is keeping a wet brush at hand to immediately wipe away anything that doesn't work. Being able to erase mistakes helps a lot.


I also take pictures to zoom in on while I'm painting because my eyesight isn't that keen.



16 hours ago, Mutilatedlips said:

Yeah, thats a most triumphant crystal ball. very cool


14 hours ago, Citrine said:

That crystal ball looks transparent!!


12 hours ago, Jordan Peacock said:

It all looks so nice -- especially that face, and the subtle blues of the cloth ... but I am positively MESMERIZED by that beautiful deep blue gradient on the shiny glassy orb atop the staff.  :D


10 hours ago, Warlady said:

That orb is amazing!


6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

I agree, the crystall ball is a work of art!

Overall great work!


2 hours ago, malefactus said:

She is a WONDERFUL creation. Her LOVELY, expressive face & the magic orb on her staff are high points of a BEAUTIFULLY painted mini. VERY WELL DONE!


Thank you kindly. Painting an orb isn't too complex. Mostly it relies on the glasslike effect of bright, transparent pigments -- in this case pure Phthalocyanine Blue -- when laid over pure white, and over a dark, contrasting color shadow at the top of the orb. I show the steps in the WIP thread, specifically in this post (although I hadn't yet washed the blue light over her hair in the WIP thread pictures).


It's kind of a watercolor technique, almost.

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oops, forgot about the five-minute-merge - or however long it is now - also lost the link to the technique when it merged
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