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26 minutes ago, Fire_Eyes said:

She's looking great! I have this figure too and I'm excited to see what you do with her!

 

My one critique is that (at least in the picture) her skin is looking a little flat, and might need some more shadows/contrast

 

The skin does go to a deep purple under her rump. Finding the balance on the larger area is tough, and I'm aiming for somewhat other-worldly skin. Might try to shadow it a bit more once the rest is done, if I want to risk it.

 

She is difficult to assemble, and I've kinda fudged glue marks on her ankle. Her right arm needs to be attached, both feet need to be attached, and the head.... and head-wings. They are tiny joints and don't fit perfectly. The forest nymph I can barely get together at all. This one I got together and had to do a lot of smoothing with gloss varnish for her shoulder. The ankle joints are really fragile so I didn't risk filing off the extra glue. Just decided to paint a thicker sandal strap.

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2 hours ago, Nos4ah2 said:

Fantastic brushwork! I love the color choices and variety of colors used in the books!

 

The books were tricky! I was trying to hit a random set of colors, and have them spaced out reasonably without being too ordered. Also tried to keep to desaturated colors so they wouldn't detract from the figure on top. Tough balance to strike, and I think they took longer than the cloth did!

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I worked on sanding her console a bit this evening. However, I need to pack for my trip to CO and won't be bringing her to work on while I am there. I want to touch up her fingers and her sandals a bit, and get the base around the books done. May get that done tonight but wouldn't count on it. Then the goggles - those will be blue and gold. 

 

As soon as I am back, I will be working on her. After she's done I need to work on an angel figure!

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Playing with saturation is something I am trying to work on more lately. This figure is mostly low saturation colors and I often work in high saturation. If the books were vibrant, the eye would be held there. I want the viewer to look at them, see that they are books with writing, then focus on the person on top. Therefore the person on top should have more "focus on me" coloration. The blue used in the cloth is a more saturated one than the ones in books. I put some blue in the feathers to unite the head and the body a bit, and blue sandal straps for similar. 

 

At least this is thought process - may not always be successful but I try!

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I'm back! I worked on shading her head wings a bit more and I like them. I also added some fine feather lines to them for more detail. I added more shading to the legs, but I think I need to back down on it in a few spots. Also did the goggles. I thought I'd do some NMM gold on them, but it just wasn't looking right, so I've gone just blue. I used a more vivid blue on the goggles than the rest, then toned it down with highlighting. Not 100% convinced it was the right move; it does stand out quite a bit, but overall I like it.

The console for her is primed and I used gloss varnish to smooth out some mold lines. I was originally thinking I'd do it in NMM, however, after looking at her, I think that would be too intense. So I'm going to try making it a white-gray marble, then have the designs in blues to match her (I think).

 

Pictures of her coming tonight.

 

Picture of goal marble:

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