Image Heavy Post: So have a macaron

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Yeaaaa…I’m one of those creepers that photographs most of their food. Am I posting it anywhere? Not particularly 90% of the time, but on occasion something pretty shows up like these beautiful McCafe Macarons. In case anyone goes and tries these bad boys – Yellow and Green are both delicious and I will be happy to live off all things lemon and pistachio for the remainder of my existence.

Ok, so I recently started getting interested in the Cygnar faction of Warmachine (this has been an on and off interest for a while) and deciding to have a go at painting my Warmachine Gungirl in small sessions when just bored watching TV or something.

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Greeeey, is the colour of my heart? Cloak? Hair? Whatever…

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So this is her … er… completed. I question saying ‘completed’ because even though I’ve had a go at building her a little base, she doesn’t feel finished, and I kind of regret not waiting to paint her at my friends.

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I used a flash on this image to pick up the finer lines in the paint work, and as you can see – the shading on the cloak is…all over the place and not particularly following any kind of ‘light source’.
In addition her hair is too red (really) and the blue and brown badly used. I would like to say ‘but I only have a couple of colours’ and hide behind that shield of artistic excuse – but it’s really not why they ended up this way; merely a contribution to why I chose Red, Green and Blue schemes.

I also flash snapped some images of this guy (He’s an easily forgotten $3 Reaper miniature). I was using the coloured areas to practice getting a good colour blended effect going up to the highlight.
1. Looks sliiightly better without the flash on, but I’m not going to hold my breath for the diamond brush award ANY time soon
2. What am I doing wrong that it ends up so distinct like this?

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All the arrows indicate which colours were used when I was trying a blending technique.
So what I was trying:
1. lightened the colour by nearly the most unnoticable amount
2. watered it down like AAAALLL hell
3. bunch of really really really thin layers slowly building up to lightest colour
4. finally washed with a watered down version of the 3rd or 2nd lightest colour (but watered down to the point that really it might as well of just been water at this point….)

Well, finally – I have been learning to play Warmachine (as mentioned previously) with a Cygnar team my painting mentor did up when the game first came out on the shelves.
So far, I’m thoroughly enjoying learning all about the campaigns/fluff/mechanics.

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Final, last note, was just to cap off my nerd filled weekend, got given a couple of Magic the Gathering ‘learn to play’ decks a co-worked had (as I’m the only person they know that plays MTG) and used them to teach my younger cousin how to play. Seems like she enjoyed it!

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Haha, hopefully she might be interested in playing some other things with me in the future too?~ Love Always,
Ellie.

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Ys Origin

So, I was having a look through the different ‘demos’ that Steam has to offer as I’ve never really downloaded one before – just bought the game and then worked out if I liked it.

Either way, Ys Origin definitely caught my eye.

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Like remember the days of all those awesome RPG Platformers? This is an awesome addition to the genre.

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There’s something about sprites that I love.

The mechanics in the demo indicate that you have 3 attack elements that you can equip one at a time. Meaning my standard/special/power up attacks will follow that element.

I think fire was my favorite.

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You could use these sort of magical spring platforms to jump onto higher levels, but unfortunately there was no way for me access the level to finish the first mission.

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Pity, I was really enjoying that.

The first missing showed all these torches going out that you were required to re-light, to access the chest that holds the key to open the door.

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But alas, it appears I could only go so far with the demo.

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Will definitely be a purchase of mine in the near future however. This was an awesome way to kill some time relaxing and being able to watch YouTube at the same time.

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If you get bored, and like to watch people cook – I would recommend RunnyRunny999. He’s a japanese guy (living in Japan) that cooks upon request for viewers – but isn’t amazing at it, and pretty amusing to watch.

Well, I’m out for the moment!
See you all next time.

Sincerely,
El