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So a friend and I are doing the Rock Troll for this month’s duo RCL. I looked to some spiffy planetary science stuff for my inspiration. Chondrules are these tiny colorful mineral inclusions found in some meteorites that help give a picture of what the early solar system looked like. Here is an figure from an academic paper with some colorful pictures of them: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Olivine-and-pyroxene-rich-chondrules-a-Barred-olivine-chondrule-PPL-olivine-light_fig1_234271218

 

Anyways, I thought maybe I could try a Meteorite Rock Troll. After painting skin for five nights straight, this is where I am. So far I like it!

 

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51 minutes ago, Darcstaar said:

Did you dot on the flecks with the tip of a brush, or flick them on with a toothbrush spatter?


I used a toothbrush method. I wish I had more variation in the fleck size, but you can’t argue with the speed!

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Continuing to work, but I am kind of dreading painting all of these crystals. They will either come out fantastic, or I will just drybrush them all to oblivion. Did anyone take the RVE crystal painting class? Any tips or tricks on making them look spiffy?

 

some of the initial pastel colors..

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Then I tried to apply a dark purple wash to catch the nooks and crannies before blending the individual faces. That is the part I’m not sure about- do the darks/lights follow different rules for translucent things?

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56 minutes ago, Bobicus said:

Then I tried to apply a dark purple wash to catch the nooks and crannies before blending the individual faces. That is the part I’m not sure about- do the darks/lights follow different rules for translucent things?

Yes.

 

I did not take the crystals class.

I think I did go back and watch it as a youtube VOD.

Not sure if the techniques used would apply here because those were long crystals and these are short-stumpy ones.

But this one was painted in that class by screenname @noelitha on discord:

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Bright at the bottom, dark at the top, edge-highlighted up to white everywhere.

 

Anne Painted the rock troll over several episodes of RTB Painting Tips. This is one episode:

https://discord.com/channels/631166233823150130/762157422059585567/829758709671657482

…you might have to keep digging to find the segment when the crystals got painted.

 

Here is a reference to ponder:

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Cool project!

 

I did take the class, Erin had a very good hand out with the step by step process. It's still up on the virtual expo site: here, then click "download class pdf".

 

You're in for a lot of work if you want to apply the process to all the multi coloured crystals... ::):

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19 hours ago, TGP said:

Yes.

 

I did not take the crystals class.

I think I did go back and watch it as a youtube VOD.

Not sure if the techniques used would apply here because those were long crystals and these are short-stumpy ones.

But this one was painted in that class by screenname @noelitha on discord:

20210319_220646.jpg

Bright at the bottom, dark at the top, edge-highlighted up to white everywhere.

 

Anne Painted the rock troll over several episodes of RTB Painting Tips. This is one episode:

https://discord.com/channels/631166233823150130/762157422059585567/829758709671657482

…you might have to keep digging to find the segment when the crystals got painted.

 

Here is a reference to ponder:

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Thank you for pulling all of this together! I’ll report back on my eventual success.

10 hours ago, Samedi said:

Cool project!

 

I did take the class, Erin had a very good hand out with the step by step process. It's still up on the virtual expo site: here, then click "download class pdf".

 

You're in for a lot of work if you want to apply the process to all the multi coloured crystals... ::):

Thanks for the class pdf link! That is exactly what I was looking for. We will see how many of the colors I get through before deciding to whittle the list down :)

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Alright, the crystals aren’t great, but I’m starting to fail my dexterity checks. I tried to put scratches in some of the crystals. Note to self: don’t line them with black to add depth like I did in metal. It looks weird with the edge highlights.

 

I AM happy that I finally pained a reflection dot in a mini’s eye, however! Apparently I can do it if the model is 3” tall! :)8273E6E4-963F-4231-B36D-BBCBA5FB048B.thumb.jpeg.43e8629ce0804f90e454ab5cb4a48321.jpeg

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