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It looks pretty good to me, I like your pallette choice, a good old school wood elf scheme!

 

As for the pictures, I feel your pain of trying to accurately capture your work on a photo.  I struggled for years to take good photos.  If you can afford one, a light box was one of the best investments I ever made.  It instantly made everything I photographed look 10 times better.  You can pick up the small ones (which are ideal for miniatures) relatively inexpensively nowadays. If I recall correctly, Greenstuff World had one specifically aimed at miniature painters, with the lights built in for around £12 (There are also countless guides for making your own online).

 

Just for comparison here is a bust I painted last year, its the exact same model but one was photographed in the light box the other wasn't, the difference is significant!   

 

 

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1 hour ago, Dan S said:

a light box was one of the best investments I ever made

 

Huh!  Thanks!  That's actually a very good advice!  What I usually do, I have a bright light coming from the top and I have a small lamp that produces some dissolved light, which I point at the angle that I feel the light should be coming from.

Photography was like a lesser hobby of mine before I got into mini painting.  I got a camera with interchangeable lenses, some other equipment, too.  I usually know what I'm doing when taking pictures.  Or at least, I thought so before last night! 😁

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2 minutes ago, Darcstaar said:

Lovely green.   What colors are they?

 

Thanks! 🙂 These are all Reaper paints on her. 

 

Greens (dark to light):
09488 - Elven Green
09658 - Christmas Wreath
09413 - Naga Green
09248 - Moth Green
09294 - Alien Goo


I started with Moth Green for the lightest, but that felt thinned sometimes.  So I brought in Alien Goo.  Which, honestly, I can't really tell the difference between the two.  Maybe Moth is a little bit darker.

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On 7/1/2021 at 6:52 PM, Zloyduh said:

 

Thanks! 🙂 These are all Reaper paints on her. 

 

Greens (dark to light):
09488 - Elven Green
09658 - Christmas Wreath
09413 - Naga Green
09248 - Moth Green
09294 - Alien Goo


I started with Moth Green for the lightest, but that felt thinned sometimes.  So I brought in Alien Goo.  Which, honestly, I can't really tell the difference between the two.  Maybe Moth is a little bit darker.

Thanks!

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5 hours ago, MediocrePainter said:

however her big anime girl like eyes scare me a little bit. I hope you are not offended by this.  

Hi! No, not offended at all. I like all kinds of feedback, gives me something to think about.

If you were to change the eyes only, what should they be like?

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Since i suck at painting eyes i don't paint them at all and when i do i only do white round eyes. I find it hard to not make the eyes too big (anime eyes) or to give them some kind of weird serial  killer stare look. In that regards i admire your will and calm hand to get the eyes done at all. if you need advice on painting eyes i guess squidmar on Youtube will be more able to advise you then just a mediocre painter on the Forum here. 😉

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On 7/3/2021 at 9:28 AM, MediocrePainter said:

 i guess squidmar on Youtube will be more able to advise you then just a mediocre painter on the Forum here. 😉

😁 Funny enough, my last 3 figures, including this one, I painted the eyes accordingly to the Squidmar's video. You know, the one where he draws the eyes on the computer. Not sure if I like it yet, but a definite improvement comparing to the starring looks that I used to get.

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Squidmar teaches us to paint anime eyes. Lol. Well to be honest i don't agree with everything that guy says and does but who am i to critisize the award winners. Just do what you want. In the end you are an awesone painter to pull the eyes off so well because my shaky Hand would not have been able to do it.

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