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I'm painting this up for the BBEG this weekend. Last night I tried the layering technique for black by using multiple thin layers of complementary colors. Someone posted the artist and demo on the Reaper fan page a couple of weeks back when someone asked about painting black. If anyone knows the artist or link, please let me know since I can't find it. I highly recommend it. While these pics don't show the various tones of colors, it looks like rich black with some depth vs going flat like some black paints do. I love the effect. However, I will say it doesn't work as well on something more curvy. I was also trying it on another mini for her top and she'd very curvaceous. It looked a little weird so I just repainted it.

 

So that being said, I'd love some thoughts on what to do about the collar piece and gloves he has. Should I do the same black treatment or go with a different color? I think I'm going to do his pants in a gray so the focus is more on his armor. Thanks!

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I like doing thin trim in other colors. If you go with more black, try a "different black". I sortof did this figure in 2017 - mine is a mashup with a bard, to look like My Chemical Romance's lead singer. I can do better now, but this project helped me be comfortable with multiple dark hues. Doesn't have the dark head like yours, but could still help. I'd suggest adding some purple to the dark skin tones as the highlight. It'll make it pop a bit, and then you'll have grays to highlight the rest of the black.

 

Looking forward to seeing how yours goes!

 

https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/76161-the-necrobard-life-is-pain-lets-sing-about-it-cyrs-dsm-adventure-picture-heavy/

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