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I like him!

As for chalkiness, It doesn't show that much, and being a lizard his skin is bound to be a bit rough, so in this case the subject works for you!

 

I like the colours and the shield.

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I love him! The teal is a great color choice, and I think your decision to go with a more muted yellow on the chest was a good plan. To be honest, I wouldn't have thought it was all that chalky; as @Glitterwolf said, your subject works in that regard. I also really like the accent colors you put into the shoulder strap, and nice work picking out the stitching on his leather goods.

 

A thing I'd suggest you push yourself on: you have some decent contrast that I think you achieved with a dark wash; however, you really just seem to have a midtone and shadow. I'd challenge you to work into a highlight as well. If you have another of the Bones lizardfolk similar to this guy, their tails are really well sculpted to practice this sort of thing; those broad, overlapping scales are super forgiving. On this guy, you've got a good shadow at the base of each tail-scale, so for highlights you can just mix a bit of white into your midtone paint and brush it thinly onto the outside edge of each scale. Remember that your brush deposits the most paint at the end of your stroke, so stroke from the center of the scale out to the edge for best results.

 

If you're having issues with chalkiness, the first thing I'd suggest is that you just make sure you're shaking your paint as much as possible, and try using a thinning medium rather than water to thin the paint. Paler colors like yellow and white are especially susceptible to chalkiness caused by pigment breaking apart in the suspending medium, and straight water can be a very bad medium for this.

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Thanks Sanael.  I know highlighting is a major fail of mine.  I've gotten away from trying so hard and just doing an Army Painter Strong Tone and calling it done.  When I see the effect the wash has I get impressed and afraid of messing it up with highlights because I still consider myself pretty green at the hobby.  Which is odd, when I started I was doing more highlighting than this.  Maybe I've just gotten impatient and lazy.  Time to start pushing myself again, nobody ever got better by being lazy ::P:

 

Edit:  I also just remembered that the Strong Tone tints everything darker, so sometimes a first layered highlight can even be the basecoat color.  Then you usually need to do another layer with an even lighter tone, but I could have even started with just the base color I used.

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