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Wow!  Very nice.  I had never imagined her in warm tones like this, and she looks great.

(Right, the skulls she carries are smaller than the skull in her head ... so she's a 30mm-scale giant with human skulls or a 54mm-scale human with kids' skulls.  Take your pick of degree of creepiness.)

The background colors work well with the figure.  As you said, the scene is a little confusing visually, in part because the figure and the background have similar contrast and color saturation, whereas a real scene would become probably lower-contrast and bluer in the distance.  Maybe on the next figure, you could mute the background by putting a layer of tracing paper or vellum over it, or manipulating it digitally.

Thanks again for choosing her, thanks for sharing, and congrats on your RCL points!


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On 3/26/2021 at 10:23 PM, dks said:

The background colors work well with the figure.  As you said, the scene is a little confusing visually, in part because the figure and the background have similar contrast and color saturation, whereas a real scene would become probably lower-contrast and bluer in the distance.  Maybe on the next figure, you could mute the background by putting a layer of tracing paper or vellum over it, or manipulating it digitally.




Thanks for the feedback! 

these are good things to keep in mind, it will likely be another canvas, because I like doing them and I should really do more than 2 a year. 


On 3/26/2021 at 5:23 PM, Chaoswolf said:

That's a great paint job, I like that you went outside the box and painted her in the color scheme that you chose!:winkthumbs:


The fact that we do it as a trio brings out the more unusual color choices, as we try and separate them visually. 

I based these colors on a single rough long shirt that had white/tan on the cuffs and red around the collar.  I found it on a google image search and it didn't specify what tribe it was from, but the level of decoration and crafting was similar to the model. 


Between the red mask and the skulls, I assume she is formally dressed as a human hunter.   the tribe likely only has one at a time, and the hunts and kills are part ritual.   

if she is collecting kid skulls she is more like an insane ritual serial killer, (KDM Butcher for instance) 

and I don't think they lasted long in the kind of low tech tribe that would produce her clothing. 


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