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My next project. Looking great so far, very happy with the fur. I managed to create a fur with a lot of colour and variance. It was really simple to do, very gradual back and forth drybrushing untill I was satisfied with the position and intensity of the highlights. After that it was a matter of slowly adding shadows with thin washes, feathering them out to get a smooth transition.
It turns out that there is a lot of work to be done on this model. The fur and the red armor did not take too much time, but there is a surprising amount of detail that needs doing on this model, and getting it done takes a lot of time and patience. Still, at this point you can basicaly see what the model will look like when it's done, and I think I like what I see. What's your take?
Thank you. I had intended to paint a lot this weekend, but unfortunately due to quite a serious earthquake hitting my area I don't have anything to show you today. Not that I'm complaining, a lot of people are dealing with actual problems and not minor inconveniences like mine because of it.
Managed to catch some time for painting, this is what I've got so far. I'm going to be adding some freckles by splattering paint off a brush (hopefuly this won't ruin the entire model) so I didn't paint the eyes first like I usualy do. This turned out to be a mistake, without the eyes painted it became extremely difficult to estimate if the face looks natural. I remembered I have some masking liquid so I'm going to go ahead and paint the eyes, it's a good opurtunity to try this liquid mask thing out.
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JustALittleOrkish wrote:The freckles look great. They really elevate this to the next level
aku-chan wrote:Love the freckles, they're making the skin look even more realistic.
Thanks, I was really nervous before I did them. Much like the freckles here is an effect I am also doing for the first time. I'm not done with any of these newly painted areas by the way, I was just impatient and jumped all over the place with my painting. It's not 100% family friendly so I'll hide it under a spoiler.
I finished this model a while ago, but was unable to post it earlier due to the rules of a competition I'm entering it to. Extremely proud of this one, but what brings me even more joy is the fact that I know exactly what the next step is to improving even more. I feel like I've made a breakthrough and I can tackle just about any project right now. I am putting it in spoilers just in case, I don't think it should be considered NSFW (and I'm a total prune) but someone might disagree so...
I figured a colourful and atmosferic diorama would give me the best chance of winning the massivevoodoo painting challenge of 2020, and this is what I came up with. Since the model itself is very small and simple I concluded shifting the focus away from the austronaut himself and onto his soroundings would be the smart move. So, I decided to put him on a very large diorama to emphasise how small he is compared to the vastness of space, I placed him on planet covered with glass to show it's beauty. Lastly, I gave him something to wave at - himself, again to show how alone he is.