We who are about to die....ask you to check out this miniPainted Gladiator from P-65
Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:34 PM
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:12 AM
"I got my brother and his six year old hooked last week. They were soon back at the friendly local for more. Starts with a cute lil unicorn, next thing you're onto griffins and purple worms." ~ Carnacki the Ghost Finder
Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:52 AM
Inarah is right. A cut that large will have lots of bleeding... but don't make it a gore fest. Too much blood will make the model look "meh"... and the blood should not be vertical. As he is moving around in combat, the blood will get tossed around. Consider another direction or two for the flow.
Also, take a bright light and place it over the mini. All the places where the light hits is fine. The rest needs to be painted as if in shadow. All the undersides/shadows need darkening. You'll need to paint darker colors not just glaze with black.
Also, metal glints and reflects. Think about putting in some bright spots, darkening the undersides and maybe add a horizon line or something to help sell the 'shiny-ness' of your metallics.
It also looks as if you have some skintone paint on the loincloth. Consider redoing the shadows with a color on the opposite side of the color wheel from skin... skin is reds and browns... so maybe some greens or blues as shadows will help out... your eye will still see it as dark white but will be livelier... then any dirt you want to add will appear more like dirt and less like skin...
Your headband looks flat (all the straps really). Consider a highlight on the sunny side and some darker shadows in the dark.
Hair is shiny and reflective... You have the colors right but need to blend them better, add a halo effect perhaps. Add deeper shadows to the hair to give it some depth. This is a place where you, as an artist, need to exaggerate, to sell shiny hair at that scale.
The second toenail needs to be made smaller and the big toenail slightly larger on the forward foot...
Paint a grounding shadow between the feet and the base so the feet don't melt into the base.
The lips need darkening. They should not be the same skin tone as the face...
Other than that, it is a great model. I like your skin tones and eyes. Keep it up.
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