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Archer in the Forest
Manufacturer: Other
Category: Fantasy

by ColonialRaptor







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Archer in the Forest

Archer in the Forest

Hey all, I wanted to upload some pics of my final entry for Crystal Dragon this year. It has certainly been an interesting finished result on this model and even though I think I achieved what I set out to do I am still not sure whether I really love this piece or not. It probably could have used a lot more work on the light spots and the shapes of the light on the model but I was rushing to get it done before the event and sometimes you just have to call something finished.

I felt like it could have used some more shadows in areas, darker spots to help accentuate the lighter spots. This was an absolute shot in the dark for me, I had no idea what I was doing when I started this and slowly started to refine the technique as it went on so I'm completely aware of how weird it looks and how it comes together okay as a whole piece but maybe not when looking up close at certain details.

Needless to say, I learned a LOT during this one and I look forward to trying this technique again on a smaller scale model as I believe it will be easier / better to achieve the look I want now that I understand how to paint it a bit better.

I'm hoping some of the other amazing artists here will give this type of painting a try and do a far superior job with dappled light than I have. I'm not 100% sure but I think this is the entry that made me win peoples choice. I hope you like it.

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#460767 7 Feb 2018
Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback guys! Really appreciate it. The model is from altores studio. I learned a lot from good feedback from other painters and also just because I was making it up as I go along from the very start of this model. I'm glad it captured your attention like it did. Thank you
#460764 Rating: 10 6 Feb 2018
Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful. I love the dappling of light. Very evocative of a sunlit stalk through the woods. Who makes the figure?
#460748 Rating: 10 5 Feb 2018
WOW I AM BLOWN AWAY!!! For one, I'm glad I'm not the only one that got this gorgeous "mini," and this pic stood out from all the recent one in the gallery. To me, it looks like you tried to make it look like she was walking in the woods, and the light was hitting her through the leaves of various trees.. well let me just say, YOU NAILED IT! I don't think I have ever seen this done on a mini before, and I love it! It has a Thomas Kinkade feel to it. The only critique I can provide is that the quiver is a little too plain compared to the rest of the miniature. Other than that, I am in awe!! Well done!!


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