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Here we go with another Nagendra.  Trying new colors each time I do them to try and have some fun with scales.  What I need to do on my next one is some kind of combination with yellow.  Something more challenging to work with to make it fun (or completely ruin it).  

 

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BATTLE REPORT!

 

Wins:

* Combo of golds and brown seemed to do alright.

*  Felt brave enough to use an oil wash this time.  It's frustrating because I'm always afraid it's going to ruin the work I put in, but at the same time, the results could be awesome.  The wash is on the scales, and the shield.  I tried it on the sword, but it didn't lay into the lettering strong enough.

*  The scales were good after the oil wash but needed a 'pop'. I went back and hit diagonally adjacent scales with a cream color.  Gave it a cool pattern without overwhelming the look.  I did my last one with an organic here or there approach.  This was more pattern driven.  Doing something like a diamond back would be a challenge worth doing.

 

Misses:

*  The sword did not come out as I had hoped.  It looks washed out and the runes on it are less than ideal.  Could use some fix ideas for this.

*  The shield also is missing...something.  I don't know what it is, but there's nothing really cool about it.

*  Eyes are so small on this model it's hard to do anything fun.  I made them black with yellow slits, but you can't really see them due to the size.  Anyone else struggle with eyes that are too small to really detail?  Or have a solution worth trying?

*  This one just didn't have the same pop effect I'd hoped for.  I'm not sure what's mising, but it's something.

 

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Looks great as is, and exactly what you intended!

 

I think the only thing different you could do would be to make the shield and sword a different color.  Right now everything just kind of blends together because the primary color is all the same (what I meant by intended, I think you intended to have all the colors the same as a snake would likely want to blend in!).  But, on a miniature you have to be able to draw the eye into certain aspects of the miniature, and to do that I think a contrast color would help on this guy!

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Since your colors thus far are yellow, the natural complimentary color is purple.  But, you could also use a triad, and go with subtle blues and reds. Maybe a nice light blue faded to white on the sword, with red on the runes to make them pop?  Something similar on the shield?

Not a big computer expert... but something like this?

 

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