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Great work on this necromancer. Welcome to the forum. I also like the dark purple color you selected. As for a constructive advice I recommend adding highlights on the coat folds. You can blend beige or yellow color with the purple to create a paler tone and complete the effect with a thin highlight line on the upper ledge of the folds and top of the cap.

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2 hours ago, Metalchaos said:

Great work on this necromancer. Welcome to the forum. I also like the dark purple color you selected. As for a constructive advice I recommend adding highlights on the coat folds. You can blend beige or yellow color with the purple to create a paler tone and complete the effect with a thin highlight line on the upper ledge of the folds and top of the cap.

 

Thanks Metalchaos! I started following you so this is pretty tight getting advice from an awesome painter.

 

can I confirm what you think on this: should I focus on highlighting all folds (bottom and body) or just one of these two points. I certainly don’t want to over do it!

 

My paints and figs are at a friends place (I paint when we hang out so I leave them there). This weekend I will try that out and add the pics on how it turned out.

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5 hours ago, Lollicant said:

...can I confirm what you think on this: should I focus on highlighting all folds (bottom and body) or just one of these two points. I certainly don’t want to over do it!

 

You can highlight the fold that are mostly exposed to the figurative light. If you want that light to be an ambient light, like the moon or the sun the folds on the upper parts of the model should have a paler highlight then the ones under the sleeves. You need to imagine the location from where the light will be coming from and work from there. If the light is coming from a lantern the model is wielding there will be more light around the lantern and non at the back of the model, where you can’t see the lantern.

 

You can highlight the folds with various successive tone from the darkest to the palest. One tone is ok, three tones is much better and will be ok on most models. You can use up to five different tones on larger surfaces. By adding more or less beige to your purple color you will get these various tones.

 

All this process is not easy to explain with words. You may want to watch some Youtube videos about this topic. I've found a couple of interesting ones when I looked for "miniature painting highlight". I hope it will help you a little, have fun and show us you work when you're done.

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