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10-12-2009 @ 11:44AM
The details on this are absolutely phenomenal. When you look at the High-Res photos you can just see the little chinks in the mail armor, the ridges in the thumbnails, the individual hairs in the braids....I'm speechless. I especially love how he painted the one glove and hand blue to really give the lightning a glow effect.This guy's amazing, I wish he'd take commissions! xD
10-12-2009 @ 12:01PM
If the sculpting is good enough, painting such details as the braids is real easy. You cover them completely in the darker shade, and then take a _completely_ dry brush and have an ever so slight amount of paint in it with a lighter shade. Then gently gently brush over the area, and the lighter color pigments only hit the "raised" areas, creating the lighter areas while leaving the deeper spots still dark. It's called "dry brushing"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figure_painting_%28hobby%29#Dry_brushing Makes painting chainmail, hair, fur, feathers etc. real easy to make extremely detailed, if the model is detailed enough. Knowing nothing about building models of my own, I'd say that was the hard part of crafting this masterpiece.
10-12-2009 @ 12:03PM
Oh yes, I'm well aware of that. I was saying how impressed I was by the sculpture details themselves. :)
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