WarMachine smells like the colour Blue

So, after my exciting foray into playing warmachine, I decided to try to fix up my Taryn de la Rovisi mercenary’s cloak.

I have no ability to shade or highlight cloaks it appears, but whenever I looked at her, I just thought – UGH, that blue looks AWFUL.

So, here at my attempts at upgrading her to something a little more dimensional.

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LEFT: New work on cloak ; RIGHT: Original paint job

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LEFT: New work on cloak ; RIGHT: Original paint job

So, these are the photos I originally took (on the right actually) and posted in my blog, with their updated versions.

Since these images were taken, I’ve done a little more work on her as I’ve found that I can’t seem to get the ‘gradient’ correct. And it always ends up looking like too harsh of a highlight.

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I attempted to get rid of this hard highlight by going back over some area’s with the original blue – but uuuuugh I don’t know what I’m doing hahaha.

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You know, Ellie…you spend all this time on my cloak and don’t seem to care about my face or hair!? I feel my face is more important!!

So, my plan is, take her to my Painting Wizard – plead for assistance.
There is so much on her I need to correct……*sadness*

Can someone just take their painting skill, gift it to me on steam or something, and I can download it into my brain?? Much appreciated.

Sincerely,
El

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Painting without a safety net

First things first, I finally took a better snap-shots of my tiny-dragon.
After googling some other techniques and asking my…er…miniature painting master friend – I have decided a list of touch ups (yet to be done) as in person, I think Tiny-dragon looks kind of … just..dirty? Hahaha.

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Here is a better picture (excuse my absurdly long finger nails – they’re a whole other story in the Opera of ‘Things that annoy me greatly’).
I think what is bumming me out is that all the photos I’ve looked at of this mini, and looking at my friends mini’s he just doesn’t..pop?

AH WELL.

Onto news, so I decided to have a go at painting a mini with absolutely no direction from my friends. I had a pile of tutorials printed and strewn all over the place and had at it. Here is my attempt:

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Hello, I am a great and power mermaaAAAIIII…WHERE THE F ARE MY CLAM SHELLS!?

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At least I look a little more tasteful from behind?

(As you can see, the colour transition from light green to dark and darker green did not go so well from the back…)

Random Reaper miniature number 1.
Now, as I’ve learnt, when lightening colours to highlight with – it’s better to not use straight white – but for the moment this is all I own so the highlighting on her tail, the rocks and the purple fins could use quite a lot of love and didn’t show up very well at all.

Hopefully after a shopping trip tomorrow to the big smoke I will be able to pick up some bone whites and proper skin tones !! Weehehe real coloured skin people, how nice.

My last piece of news is getting to try an American style pork hot dog.
CHECK OUT THIS BAD BOY.

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Why did I photograph this for you, you ask? Because, reasons.

Love you all!!
~ Ellison