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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-15-11, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you!~ I know eventually I need to do some more work with my metallics and trying the NMN, but at this point with the model, I think the gold actually looks pretty good and in regular lighting, the gold actually catches the light and doesn't look that flat. Though I do understand how the gold might draw away your attention. Argh...now I'm torn between going back and seeing if I can fix it or not....

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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-15-11, 08:59 AM
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I like the paintwork, you have done a nice job on a truly horrible model
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For a very critical view as you did ask for critique:

- Your blending transitions are too abrupt especially on the blue cloth.
- The paint is a bit too thick and it shows on your application.
- The model itself lacks some contrast as such definition of different areas is lost and looks untidy.
- The colour choices clash, losing focus on the model in many areas.

The freehand is my favourite part of your model, as it's done rather well on such a mediocre model. I think a bit more practice and the issues i've mentioned will go away. Just thin down your paints when you apply and don't put on too much. When i'm painting most things i have hardly any paint on my brush, hence the millions of layers.

Just take your time and make sure you're comfortable with good lighting. Nice paint job, as long as the client is happy ^^
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I like the paintwork, you have done a nice job on a truly horrible model
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To Moo:
-On the blue cloth in the front, yes it is a bit abrupt compared to the cloak, but it was such a small bit of cloth and I was trying to do the shading and highlighting for it at the same time, looks like I need to work on that some more.
-I thinned out the paint as much as I like to, and it was pretty dang watery, so I don't know how much you like to thin paint. >.< If anything, I think I need to start airbrushing on primer or at least use Krylon all the time since the Rustoleum got on pretty thick.
-As for the color choices, I like using clashing colors to make a whole. I've done that ever since I was little, so I guess that's just my style and personal preference. I'll try to get that to work a little better in the future though.

But yes, I will keep on practicing with notes in mind. Thank you Moo!~

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you painting is good but you have used too many colours and you have gone through too many shades of blue for my personal taste, loosing the red in the folds of the cloaks would be my advice to solve this, also the grey highlights on the black pants are too strong and too wide, black highlighting should be subtle. the blending dark blue to light blue is great and i would like to see more of that and less black and red.

The model is terrible, chapter house really spewed out a shite model with that one, thats not your fault, but your "canvas "didnt do you any favours.



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Yeah pretty much what I was going to say. The thing that kills me on this model is the hard edge highlight. So many people use it but its one of the hardest things to pull off because you have to know exactly when and where to apply it. You have too much of you base color showing. When I am doing a fade I normally have 3 colors. Base, highlight, and white or another light color *like bone* to mix in to the highlight for the final stages of the highlight. When painting your paint should almost be dirty water when you are bringing layers up
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Nice job, I like the detailing on the back.
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Great freehand on the back, I agree that you didn't have the best model to work with!

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@bitsandkits: Thank you. The guy wanted an Ulthwe-ish style, so I didn't want to go away from the black. But I don't think that I used too many colors (I know this is very much personal preference).

@djinn: Yeah I know I need to practice more on the black highlights as it doesn't match the style of the blending that I've done since I kind of did what you suggested for the back of the cape. I'll get it down pat one of these days and use it everywhere. :D

@turel & Crimzzen: Thanks!~

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This is not that bad of a model. Minus the bunny ears it is a decent model.
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