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post #31 of 78 (permalink) Old 08-16-11, 03:04 AM
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It's different and I like it mainly because it is different. Slightly reminds me of Tron.
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The metallics look good; the chest eagle looks great.

The highlights seem too thick to me and the jump between base and highlight seems too far. I suggest putting medium edge highlights (maybe even as much as you have currently) with 1:1 mix of base and highlight then putting thinner edge highlights over the top.
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Thanks guys. your comments really motivate me to get some more work done

You are wery right Dave, the highlights are way too thick, and too light, though they are a little more subtle when I ain't pointing my paintinglamp at it though.
I am going to try and pull off your suggestion on the next model, as it was the original plan, I just didn't manage to pull it off so to say

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As the name of this log says, rare occassions indeed :3

So, I have been thinking of painting some imperial guard for quite some time, but never really came up with a colour scheme I was happy with. But, some months ago and idea magically appeared in my head, and some months later this was created:












It is a test piece for a potential army. I really like the colour scheme, though it was all done just based on the idea in my head, so I may be able to improve it. The base is just some random crap I created, I was thinking of him standing in mud, artillery having blown the bejeesuz out of everything and such.
As I haven't painted anything serious in half a year I am quite happy with him to be honest, but I would like some C&C on my choises of colour and execution, and some ideas on what to base them on wouldn't go amiss!

And of course, in my exitement I just had to tell you all that I painted something

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Nice work, I like the yellow a lot.... + rep

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The vibrancy of the yellow is washing out the subtle shading on the brown; I feel it needs a higher contrast on the brown to counteract this.
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Thanks to the both of you!

I see what you are getting at Dave, I just thought that it would make sence that hard lined armour would give off a little more "shine" than worn out cloth. I failed at making the brown as dark as I wanted, maybe it would have contrsted better if I did it right?

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I see what you are getting at Dave, I just thought that it would make sence that hard lined armour would give off a little more "shine" than worn out cloth. I failed at making the brown as dark as I wanted, maybe it would have contrsted better if I did it right?
The armour should definitely have a harder shine; however I feel the cloth needs more interest, so either a layering up over a wider range or maybe a camouflage pattern.
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Hello Tossidin,

The yellow looks fantastic and the detailing you have done on his face is super. Well done Sir. As for the yellow, it's great, however, trying to do a camo pattern to match it might be kinda hard. I wish I could give you some more advice, but unfortchantely I havent worked with yellows that much.

Anyways, keep up the good work!

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another thought would be to trash up the yellow... sort of like what Xenobiotic does with his models... that would help the browns pop more...

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