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I haven't posted in a while.  Still been painting and all, but just haven't had time to do updates.  It's a shame because I learn so much from the group when I get input on areas I struggle with.  I decided to put some time away to do a summary and get back into the swing of things.  Gotta get ready for that Bones 5 delivery!

 

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Battle Report!

 

I have been looking at all 4 of the giant apes from Bones 4 and just had no idea what to do with them.  I have issues with just painting things that are supposed to be black.  It doesn't leave me a lot of room to go anywhere, but I know it's possible.  I watched an artist I hadn't come across before on YouTube named House of Paint 203, who happened to do another style of ape and I loved it!  It gave me the ammo I needed to put the paint on one of them and test it out.  Results were good.

 

Wins:

* Black with Volcano Brown combo for a black/grey-brown was solid.

*  The mix I saw him do with using a purple ink to saturate the areas of the mouth like a wash, but kept some of the lively hues was awesome.  Love it!  

*  The color scheme was pretty simple and straight forward making this a fairly fast paint.

*  I used a HUGE brush to cover the model in black first, and it was a major time saver.  

*  I also used the same huge makeup brush to the the drybrushing, which admittedly still is weak area for me, but this brush worked like a charm.  Some fine tuning needed, but felt improved.

*  The teeth came out super well and I'm very happy with having done the gradient for them.

 

Opportunity:

*  The eyes.  I tried doing a black with white glimmer, but it ended up looking like a pupil so I had to just make it bigger and went with it.  Meh.

*  Drybrush, as stated above, was not super good.  I went too high, too fast with the grey color, when I think going with the volcano brown first or some very, very light dusting of a deep blue would have been good - then lighten it up.  

 

As always - open to feedback and any basing ideas or inspiration any of you may have.  20210626_193328.thumb.jpg.959dbc0e731842f05d1e91d349d6f891.jpg20210626_192710.thumb.jpg.f1a004ca821c01e2ca538d85a46abd42.jpg

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