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Old 07 May 2008, 22:23   #1 (permalink)
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Well, this is my first post in a while...getting back into the swing of things by painting my D&D character (He's a Half-Elf Druid). First humanoid I've really painted, and I think I did pretty well. And yes, that is a Tyranid claw masquerading as a scythe.



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Old 09 May 2008, 01:46   #2 (permalink)
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Not bad, but I think it could use defention (if I spelled it right).
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Old 09 May 2008, 02:38   #3 (permalink)
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The subdued palette looks really good and the highlighting is really well done; but, I think you need just one bright color to help it really pop.

Everything sorta blends together in this picture.
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Old 09 May 2008, 03:14   #4 (permalink)
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I think better pictures might help...unfortunately, the good camera was with my dad on a business trip.

Fortunately it's back now, so tomorrow (when I can get natural light) I should have better pictures.

Also, I kind of agree that it needs some color to make it really stand out...hmm, maybe a bit of red in the scythe? I'll have to think on it.
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Old 09 May 2008, 17:26   #5 (permalink)
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Very nicely done.

Maybe if you made the green slightly lighter it would help it 'pop' as Melkor said.
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Old 09 May 2008, 22:07   #6 (permalink)
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Oh look, better pics





These were taken with a MUCH better camera under MUCH better light (natural daylight). This looks much truer to the real thing. I think I need to work on making my highlights blend better...and look straighter. Ah well, that will have to wait till I get my next set of minis in.
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Old 09 May 2008, 23:22   #7 (permalink)
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It is better, but still needs the better definition, some that actually makes it come alive, maybe a last highlight.
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Old 10 May 2008, 01:50   #8 (permalink)
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I think it looks great. Any more highlighting and it might be a bit over the top.
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Old 10 May 2008, 04:02   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks all...

You're right, it does need something...I'm planning the base now, and hopefully that will help complete it.

See, he's a druid, and so I wanted it to look natural--leather and wood, maybe some vines, and green...a yellow or red somewhere, on the scythe or chest would do it I think, but I don't want to break my current scheme...and I know flowers and such are colorful but...

Maybe a red-orange (or a golden yellow) on the bandoleer thing across his chest?

I don't think it needs more highlights though...a better highlighting job maybe, but not more of them.

Overall I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, as my first non-'nid, and my first experiment with flesh as well. I think the hawk might be a bit plain, but I didn't want it detracting from the main figure.

It's also nice to be painting a stand-alone figure, and not a whole swarm.
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