Paintee wrote:Hope you like, and although all of you seem to be dead, if the amount of replies since my last post is anything to go by, I still cling on to some hope that someone will take the time to reply. So, why don't you? Go on, you know you want to! Just click that reply button, even if there is no substance at all, just praise, go on! Make a 12 year old happy!
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Having a reply with "I like it" means nothing. Best is to check the number of times your topic was viewed for that.
And people reactions are less important than your own pleasure for your mini, I think.
If you want C&C here are some:
- Your color scheme is fine for the snow base (maybe the blue skin is a little bit too saturated to my taste)
- Snow finish is hard to achieve. Specially to separate the model from the base with the color effect. Maybe more contrast on the feet may help.
- At this time your model look right for the "snowy effect". But don't forget that on minis you want to emphasize the contrasts : washes and edge highlight gives a more impressive effect from afar (just diluted black/brown in recesses and grey/white drybrush is a good start, specially on faces).
- Camo cloak green/olive on a snow scheme ? Seems strange. If in a forest, darkgreen/grey/white may fit better. And to say that this is a camo pattern, maybe draw sharp edges (splinter camo) and smaller camo pattern to improve it.
- The red color on the snow seems strange : human blood (tau have cyan blood) ? then darken and gloss it a little, and maybe add an human limbs to explain. Terracotta earth/Rock underlay ? drybrush and washes to give it a more natural look.
A good mini (and specially for a character) with its base "told a mini-story" with all the elements included on it.
At 12 you have time to build as a great painter. Keep practicing !