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Got another one in, but sadly it's not one of the Reapers.  I purchased a cool, little Hobbit a few weeks back and the printer sent me this one that was a bad mold, but I ended up making something out of it.  What looks wrong with it you ask?  Well, for one, the details got a little sloppy.  The barrel he's on got halved in printing, his face looks like he's a stroke survivor - his left side of his face is sloped big time. I tried correcting it in the painting, but it's pretty noticiable.  There's some big gaps between the hobbit and the barrel.  Oh well - it made for a good color study.

 

I stuck to Orange Brown, Chocolate Brown, Light Sand, Yellow, GW Nuln Oil, GW Agrax Earthshade, Stone Grey, Fair Skin, Fair Shadow, Flat Brown.  If it's not clear already - the goal was browns.

 

BATTLE REPORT!

 

Wins:

* I think the shirt in that orange/cream cuffs came out pretty decent.  Went over it with a wash and brought more depth to the lines with brown diluted.  Win.

*  Face was a mess, but considering how sloped it was, I think it wasn't too bad.

*  Mug foam isn't terrible.  Isn't great, but first time doing foam.

*  Barrel colors look dark and separated from the other tones.

 

Misses:

* Eyes on this one were such a pain!  Big miss.

*  Lips look like he's about dead with how much he's drunk.  I couldn't go in to give them a more natural color after a few tries I just gave in because the paint was layering up and was going to distort the look further.

*  Mug wasn't my favorite.  I got into it a bit, but lost the momentum to finish the rings around the mug.  It also hit me after I was cleaning up that this was a tankard with a top with foam flowing out, not just a foam overflow.  May need to go back to fix that.  Boo.

*  Hair was better than I have done on some of the others.  I made it with a 3 color setup, but it still looks...washed out.  At least it has depth and better than before, but still hate doing hair.

 

Without further excuses - here's Pippin sippin' and slippin with his foamy mug drippin.  

 

Always good for feedback if you've got any to give.

 

 

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 Considering the subject matter, the face works perfectly, lol - that little guy is three sheets to the wind in a hurricane, and about to capsize...

 

 

 

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