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Warnings first, this image is linked for nudity.  I would like to ask for advice on this mini.  I might be finished or I might have to go back and paint her all over again.  I wanted her to look like bare wood, like raw lumber because she is part of the tree.  I wanted it to look kind of like she was the inside wood of the tree coming out through the bark but I think she ended up looking a little like regular skin.  So my question is does she look okay or should I paint her green instead to keep her from looking human?  Thanks for any advice you can offer.  Please also be advised, it isn't the best image but it gets the idea across.

 

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Just my opinion, i think the darker parts on her look more like the wood. The lighter brown does look like a nice brown skin colour, it would be great on humans. Could you blend the transition between the mini and the tree, overshoot the tree colours onto her where she connects to it a bit? Or maybe keep the colours but glaze on some wood grain effects?

Nice work anyway!

 

P.S. I've been looking for a paint that shade of warm brown you have on the tree, can you tell me what colour it is? (the base colour not the highlight)

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Thanks Avriel.  I'm pretty sure the brown I used on the tree was 09029, Earth Brown MSP.  I would love to paint wood grain on her but I really don't think I have the skill for that.  I think she would end up looking like a brown/beige zebra.  My mom (I'm 44 but still show my minis to my mom lol) suggested painting some knots on her but then I said she'd look polka dotted lol.  I think I might be able to paint some of the wood/bark coming up on her hips with a veiny effect to emphasize that she's coming out of the tree so she doesn't look so much like a naked lady hanging out in a tree.  I guess I have some thinking and maybe some experimenting to do.  Anyone else have any ideas?

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Here she is with a beginning of wood grain.  I don't know if I like it.  Maybe with more wood grain colours to give more contrast, and I don't know if I will be putting a brown wash over her to give some shadows, that would likely kill an effect this subtle.  I dunno, I think she's starting to look kind of tiger-y so I might just paint her green.  Again, linked for nudity.

 

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