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Good work on the coat. You achieved a good amount of contrast overall and the colour scheme works, too.

 

I suggest to use a final matte varnish to get rid of the gloss.

 

Another area you can work on are the blends between colours. It is a never ending challenge for me, too, to get them smooth. Vallejo Glaze medium works wonders, if you didn't try it yet. Given the colour becomes more transparent you can also work with less layers and can go from dark to bright in a few steps (intermediary colours can be mixed on the wet palette). 

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12 hours ago, Peithetairos said:

Good work on the coat. You achieved a good amount of contrast overall and the colour scheme works, too.

 

I suggest to use a final matte varnish to get rid of the gloss.

 

Another area you can work on are the blends between colours. It is a never ending challenge for me, too, to get them smooth. Vallejo Glaze medium works wonders, if you didn't try it yet. Given the colour becomes more transparent you can also work with less layers and can go from dark to bright in a few steps (intermediary colours can be mixed on the wet palette). 

Thank you for the comments!  I was worried about the contrast because I kept thinking I couldn't see the highlights on the cloak.  I kept adding more yellow to the green I was using and it kept drying darker than it was when I applied it so I was getting frustrated.  And yes I should hit it with some matte varnish.  I considered that step and then got impatient and posted him.  At least on the mind eater the glossy parts were intentional.

 

I have some Vallejo Glazing Medium but on this mini I was trying out the Liquitex.  I am consciously trying to work on glazing because I would like to use it on a mini I have had sitting half finished for a very long time.  On the folds on the front of his robe I made the transitions too sharp so I hit it with a glaze of my base tone.  This worked because it brought the shadows up a little and the highlights down a little to make it less sharp.  After this I was too scared to try and work on them further.  On his head the purple was just thinned paint but the hints of magenta were glazed.  Then after all this glazing it ended up having a bit of a shine so now I have to hit it with some matte when I'm not feeling too lazy.  Thanks for the advice Peithairos!.

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