Fallen Angel Dinah: Anima Tactics, Paint by TheMudhead
Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:28 PM
Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:31 PM
As always, I hope you like it. Questions and comments are welcome.
Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:39 PM
"A war without civility can lead only to massacres" Treize Khushrenada
"The greater the sacrifice, the more glorious the triumph" Franklin D Roosevelt
"Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum"
I do look like my avatar...
Wearer of the Infamous Pikachu Hat!
Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:54 PM
The paint job overall looks great! I just think the face needs some more expression. I really like the shade of pink contrasting with black on wing. Did you mix that yourself or is it a reaper pink.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:25 PM
Good improvement on the eyes, and tight brushwork. I haven't painted any Anima Tactics figures, but I can see that those small heads and eyes would take careful painting to get right. As @Dodson said, the expression is serene but a little vacant.
I like the "smoldering ember" effect with the color and black edges on the front of the wing... but I actually think it was more effective with your original red-orange tones (more literal association with coals/fire). The repainting also seems to have flattened the contrast in the lower front feathers.
Fine freehand (plant pattern) on the back; I might have wrapped it around or added some to the sleeves, so people could get a hint of the larger work in the back view.
Thanks for sharing.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:43 AM
@Dodson: Yep. The vacant expression on her face is by design. I'm pleased it worked out like that. She is one of the more powerful faction leaders and nothing (or very few) things in the natural world is supposed to harm her (I lose the game all the time with her as leader though so that's the difference between fluff and rules). I was thinking bored, snobbish, uncaring as I put those eyes in... I may have too much eyeshadow, though. I think I'll tone that down and change the shape a bit. That should bring some life back in.
@dks: I struggled with that wing and it still bothers. With all that color it just drew the eye away from the other parts of the model and I wanted more focus on the freehand on her back, and her head and face. I probably went too far though. Also, my camera refused to focus well on that section and it is too blurry in my RAW shots... think I'll try just getting that area in focus for next time. The other thing, I did like the smoldering effect but the effect looks out of place when there isn't some kind of backdrop or basing that I can bounce OSL (Other Source Lighting) from. Originally, I had the "glow" coming off her lowered arm and head and right side but it was only visible from the side angle. It didn't make sense visually. I'll live with it this way but keep it in mind should I do a similar effect at another time.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:41 PM
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