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ok here he is Lord vaux AKA The Red Tyrant.
I am looking for feed back on my painting and modeling my way of learning is feed back so could you plz give me a mark out of ten for the following and a line or two why you gave it that score or even a paragraph explaining how i could improve it.
Painting,green stuff/modeling,pose,base, for example=
painting 4/10 learn to wash properly you retard.
Green stuff 6/10 i like the way the cape is blowing in the wind.
Pose 2/10 he looks like he wants a cuddle.
Base 3/10 you look like you got that stone out of your front garden.
ps hes suposed to be screaming a war cry whilst his army of horrors march toward the enemy(should of took his helmet of ):
Hm. Scores are going to be a bit difficult - I've no idea what to set as a comparison. But I'll have a go.
I like the pose. A little static, but it works, and I don't really have any ideas as to how it could be improved.
Green stuff 5/10
I presume we're mainly looking at the cloak for the green-stuffing category. It's a decent effort, but I don't think it looks entirely natural. The top part sits out from his back a little, implying that the cloak is being caught by the wind and then blown away from his body, but then the hem sits close to his heels like it's just hanging straight. I think perhaps the hem/tail of the cape should have been flared out a little more if you were going for the wind-swept look.
In terms of the technical side of things, the paint job is neat, I can see you've done some highlighting and shading so that's all good.
In terms of colour selection, though... It looks to me like there's too much red on there. I know, being the Red Tyrant and all, it's kind of his thing, but... I can't really pin down why it's bothering me. Whether, as I said, there's too much red, or it's not a consistent colour (too many different tones?) or something...
I guess, if it were my miniature, I would have broken the red up a little. The inside of the cape could have been a different colour, the edging on his shoulder pads... It may have just helped the overall look of the miniature. Hard to tell without actually being able to see it, though...
A pretty well constructed base, I think. Not much else I can say about it.
Although perhaps the rock does look a little plain. Perhaps a bit of moss or some water stains could liven it up a little?
So, hopefully these are some useful suggestions amongst my aimless rambling. A lot of improvement simply comes from trying new things and even if they don't all work you learn something from it. Looking at reference pictures will also help generally - if you're trying to model or paint something particular, do some research before hand and see if you can find some handy pictures to give you an idea of what to aim for.
My only comment is, why is he wearing cargo pants?
Painting 6/10 I would paint the cloak and/or the shield background in a diffrent complementary color. Maybe black or grey or some other cold color. I think It would set of the red well.
Green stuff 4/10 The cape looks okay so does the chestplate that I presume is greenstuff. Though the cape flow could be a bit more natural and the chestplate a bit thinner.
Pose 4/10 He does look alittle bit like he just want a hug or is going to chop your head off if you take his invitation. Abit like Melvin from Yu-Gi-Oh the Abridged Series...
Base 6/10 I would sorta expect more on a Vampire lord but on such a small base it is hard to get loads of detail on it.
All in All 20/40 Not perfect but perfectly fine tabletop standard.
Last edited by The Odor; March 1st, 2012 at 13:57.