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    Thanks SD!
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    My Pleasure! Here is the help I got from Odinsgrandson:

    "After painting the skin tones, I painted the eyes in black to get the black outline, then painting in the white with Menoth White Highlight with pure white highlights.

    I then painted the entire iris and pupil in black, then used P3 beaten purple for the iris. I highlighted this towards the edge of the pupil with Menoth white highlight, and used brush strokes in lines pointing away from the iris. I made a point of highlighting most of Candy with Menoth White Highlight and shading her with Beaten Purple."

    I basically followed his written directions, but used light brown for the eye color and a dirty yellow for the color highlight. I can try to draw a simple step by step in paint if that would help more. Just let me know!

    After that, I simply added a dot for light reflecting in here eye.
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Editing photos, do they make mini's better than real life, or is it a necessity?

by Spectral Dragon on 11-01-2012 at 10:53 PM
Before the advent of GIMP:


After the usage of GIMP:


I will be honest here: when viewing the picture at larger than mini size he looks better than the mini, when viewing at same mini size he looks very close in the second pic. My verdict is thus the usage of editing software is necessary!

Case closed.
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SD's Basics: creating good, yet cheap, washes, and making old, dried paint like new.

by Spectral Dragon on 25-12-2011 at 05:46 PM
My christmas day is spent at home, and while I have only my sister for family yet stilled filled with holiday cheer this leaves me with very little to do, so as I sit here waiting for a game to download on steam I decided I would share a little trick of mine that I recently discovered after a bit of research and trial and error.

Turns out, making your own washes is a snap, who knew? I have played with this a bit, experimenting and finding out what seems to work best.

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SD's Mid Level: True Colored Metallic Shading/Highlighting

by Spectral Dragon on 03-12-2011 at 08:53 PM
Anyone who happened to see my latest 3 or so WIP threads will know I have been working on this a lot!

Here is my latest foray into this: Trazyn the Infinite on custom built base WIP.



I think it's fair to say that the shading and the highlighting, especially on the torso, adds some much needed depth to the model. Trazyn is in a very crunched up crazy scientist pose.

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SD's basics WIP - Layering tones, Color Theory, Advanced: photography!

by Spectral Dragon on 26-11-2011 at 01:56 AM
The last pic of this guy was horrid, this one is definitely passable.



As you can see I am learning to improve my layered tones by doing large areas on a large and great model. This soul grinder is part of my Paint for Profit Challenge and is the first model out of a Demon collection that I plan to sell. I am hoping to gain retail value for him as I got him in a trade and consider the trade to be a great deal.

This red flesh has

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SD's Basics WIP - blending/layering

by Spectral Dragon on 11-11-2011 at 02:34 PM
Quote Originally Posted by Spectral Dragon View Post
I tried to change the main title to "SD's basics WIP." Can't seem to change the original title though.

The following is my attempt at subtle highlighting. You can see it in a few parts of these pics.
sorry for the bad photo's, this guy is camera shy.
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I have decided to post the WIP of me learning some basic and advanced skills here in my blog for anyone who is interested in watching someone learn and grow. Above is my

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