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After finishing Fabius Bile, I feel excited to start my next miniature. This next piece is a little different than the others I've done: it's a woman! This is the first female I will ever be painting, so let's hope I don't botch it up.
I bought this mini from the CMON shop after my girlfriend saw it and liked it a lot. She wants me to paint it like her blood elf character from World of Warcraft. She's challenging me to paint it nicely, and if I do, she's going to try her hand at painting as well! No pressure
I primed it this past weekend and let the primer cure for at least 24 hours. Tonight I finished establishing the basecoat, a good 8 thin, even layers. I then started to work on the shading gradually. I'll work on more shading tomorrow to make it dramatic, then start on the highlights.
I still can't figure out what happens when I put pics through photobucket. It butchers them and depletes the resolution. I size them correctly and everything and they look great on my laptop, but darn it, the moment they go through that site they get butchered.
I got Paintshop Pro 12 working wonderfully on my computer and made the proper corrections to the images to the picture before I uploaded to Photobucket.
It looks muct better after it's been correctly formatted. I'm still trying to get my depth of focus right so the entire mini is in focus. Any suggestions would be great!
That's a nice start, when you get around to highlighting the reds maybe try (on the point where the light hits it strongest) a mix of red and a flesh coulour (elf?) it makes it look like what it looks like in real life when the light hits something directly. Only if you are confident enough though, I seen a article by Vincent Hudon (Silphid) on zenithal highlighting on red armour and it looked hell good. There is a link lying around somewhere of this article do you want it?
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Dwayne, that article would be awesome! Thank you!
I went to work on the shading and highlights of her cloak today. The shading is done, but I'm going to add a few more dramatic highlights for the cloak. When in doubt, add two more!
I'm enjoying this more since I got the hang of the photos and the editing part!
Here ya go
Keep up the good work mate,
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Thanks for the comments and thanks for the guide Dwayne!
David, I'm using Khador Red Highlight for the highlighting portions of the cloak, but I will also be using the methods used in the guide that Dwayne sent me for the most extreme highlights
I worked further on the highlights tonight. They look pretty good, but they don't show up quite as well in the picture.
Next up, I'm going to be painting her leg wraps, I'm not really sure what color yet though. I want something to contrast with the deep red she's wearing. For the necklace and other jewelery, I'll paint them gold and the jewels will be emeralds. She's going to have blonde hair and green glowing eyes.
C&C is always appreciated
Wow, I like that model. I am guessing that it will eventually get arms?
Only model criticism: bloodelf = ridiculously pointy ears... where's the Greenstuff?
Painting looks really good too. The shading and highlighting on her cape is quite nice, I would have tried to make it look sheer, but that's hard when there's nothing behind it.
If you want a truly contrasting color to the red, use Green. The way you know that they're polar opposites is that they mix to create brown. Yellow and Purple, Blue and Orange, Red and Green. If you want a complimentary color, use a primary (red blue yellow) shade. Anything would look good- ruling out red of course, as it's already in use). Yellow's of course include all of your browns.
Only painting criticism: bloodelf = pale of flesh.... i would find a way to lighten up that epidermis my friend. I know she sees alot of sun, but she's too tan at the moment for my taste.