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    Nice start. I’m jealous you were able to sit in with Sproket. Could you describe the paint consistency you’re aiming for with his stippling technique? Just water & paint or are you adding any kind of medium etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorb View Post
    The skin on the troggoth really does look amazing. Glad to see you are still at it!
    cheers Gorb, yes pleased with it so far

    Quote Originally Posted by SaintToad View Post
    Nice start. I’m jealous you were able to sit in with Sproket. Could you describe the paint consistency you’re aiming for with his stippling technique? Just water & paint or are you adding any kind of medium etc?
    cheers, aye it was a cool weekend, been admiring his work for a long time. For the stippling its quite tricky getting the right consistency, you have to play around a bit, but its basically a thin 'layer' consistency or a thick glaze. you want it so the dot hold its shape when you put it on. too thin and runs off the brush too quick.

    Just thin with water.
    My WIP thread - where the painting and rambling happens http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...ing-lark-again

    My Instagram - where I post pictures every now and again https://www.instagram.com/coyotepaints/

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    Looks like it was a really good class and nice start to the Troggoth! I can see the stipling, but it still looks really smooth

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekipage View Post
    Looks like it was a really good class and nice start to the Troggoth! I can see the stipling, but it still looks really smooth
    Thanks Ekipage
    My WIP thread - where the painting and rambling happens http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...ing-lark-again

    My Instagram - where I post pictures every now and again https://www.instagram.com/coyotepaints/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyotebreaks View Post
    cheers, aye it was a cool weekend, been admiring his work for a long time. For the stippling its quite tricky getting the right consistency, you have to play around a bit, but its basically a thin 'layer' consistency or a thick glaze. you want it so the dot hold its shape when you put it on. too thin and runs off the brush too quick.

    Just thin with water.
    I guess if you go over it too quickly it ruins the effect?
    Do you put it under a fan to speed drying time at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorb View Post
    I guess if you go over it too quickly it ruins the effect?
    Do you put it under a fan to speed drying time at all?
    yes you have to build it up slowly. so you don't need to worry about drying. you just move around different parts of the surface adding one dot at a time until it starts to fill in. then you change the tone a touch.
    My WIP thread - where the painting and rambling happens http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...ing-lark-again

    My Instagram - where I post pictures every now and again https://www.instagram.com/coyotepaints/

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    some more progress on Trevor the the troll.

    I have started to work on his face a bit. not anywhere near done yet, but worked up some highlight and added some blue in there for interest. I also worked on his left foot (the right hand one on the picture.) again not finished but tries start building up the contrast and tidying.

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    I have also been working more on one of his arms, built up the tones a bit more. added some texture to the rock bits and finished off his skin marks where the rock changes to flesh. happy enough with this arm for now, although i haven't done the hand yet, that will hbe done after the rock that yes holding.

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    My WIP thread - where the painting and rambling happens http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...ing-lark-again

    My Instagram - where I post pictures every now and again https://www.instagram.com/coyotepaints/

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    I really like the blue tone on his face you added and tying it into the rocky bits

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    Loving the colors you chose. And the textures on his arms and shoulders look great!

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    The smoothness on the skin is well done and the mottled effect sell itself nicely. Starting to come together.

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    thanks for the comments everyone. I can't take any credit for the colour scheme though as this the scheme that sprocket developed for his version on the Troggoth. he used this scheme to teach his approach to colour theory. Mind you i have forgotten what some of the mixes are for the stones so I may have to go off piste for those....

    glad the textures look like they are working though
    My WIP thread - where the painting and rambling happens http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...ing-lark-again

    My Instagram - where I post pictures every now and again https://www.instagram.com/coyotepaints/

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    The skin on the troggoth looks cool. Some nice blends going on there.

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    thanks bullfrog


    this week I continued working on trevor. I have pretty much finished the rocky patches on both arms now, so just the hand to do. I decided it would probably be better to work on the things he's holding before doing the hands themselves. so I spent a couple of sessions adding in the base coat for the rocks he holding and wearing.

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    and then yesterday I spend a session working on blending the first stone. really got into the zone doing this. although the photo is not great, I think it might my best blending yet, various things seems to click in place. mainly remembering to have the darkest zones next to the brightest ones for extra pop.

    so yeah happy with this, hope I cane maintain it for the other bits.....

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    My WIP thread - where the painting and rambling happens http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...ing-lark-again

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    Nice! This is looking really good and can't wait to see you get this one all finished up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekipage View Post
    Nice! This is looking really good and can't wait to see you get this one all finished up!
    cheers eki. me neither, bit of a way off yet though
    My WIP thread - where the painting and rambling happens http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...ing-lark-again

    My Instagram - where I post pictures every now and again https://www.instagram.com/coyotepaints/

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    Looking really good, those patterns on the skin are very very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clouds View Post
    Looking really good, those patterns on the skin are very very nice.
    Thanks clouds. Glad you like them, it’s the first time I’ve attempted something like it on a model. I’m quite happy with how it turned out
    My WIP thread - where the painting and rambling happens http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...ing-lark-again

    My Instagram - where I post pictures every now and again https://www.instagram.com/coyotepaints/

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    I have been making steady - if slow - progress on Trevor. I spent the first part of the week finishing of the blending on rock that he is carrying. I'm calling that section done for now, although there may been some tweaks needed when I work on the other green rocky bits. I then spent the middle section of the week working more on his torso. mainly his left hand ribs and a little more on his belly. I'm not goitre happy with these bits yet so I will be returning for more work there in the near future. Over the weekend I mainly worked on his axe, piety much finished the bone bit and made a start on the stone. I started this section off with some dry brushing and then introduced some glazes. i have only done the glazes on the top half of the axe blade so far though.

    I had another sort of a penny drop moment this week as well. basically for a long time I have batting with getting smooth blending. and although a bit of back and forth is to be expected I have found that I spent hours working and reworking one section without making any real progress, One such battle can be seen on the mini I started and abandoned before this one. Anyway the discovery, the paint job for this mini started out at a workshop and as such I was under time pressure to get painting done. I normally spend hours just getting the base coat down, but in order to keep up with the pase of the workshop I had to work much after then im comfortable with. We pretty much had to have the base coat and first shadows down within the first few hours of painting. so yeah I had to work allot faster than im used to. This meant that after working at this pase after few hours painting my mini looked a right mess. well you can see here. some sections still look terrible. But because I was at this workshop and had to keep going a persevered and slowly the model has got better. But the main thing is because the model looked so terrible it gave me loads of confidence, literally whatever I do could not make it look worse. so with this confidence it has removed the 2nd guessing. I'm learning sprockets stippling technique on it so that's all new any way, so yeah in my mind I can't go wrong, and it a very freeing thing. and on reflection thats where I have gone wrong in the past. I have been trying to work in a controlled manner and get smooth blends from the start. and I think basically this lack of confidence has reflected in my painting.

    So yeah after making this discovery I put it to the test, I found a gaming mini that i didn't care about, and worked at doing some blending as fast as I could. they started messy and got pritty smooth without a massive amount of back and fourth. and after half an hour of painting the blending looked as good a some stuff I have spent hours on. So yeah quite a bit of of penny drop moment for me really. maybe some people can work next from the get go. but for me its about starting messy and refining. in one cases just blocking in the areas of light and dark first then adding something smoothing after has worked wonders, well maybe not wonders, but has achieved results quickly that are on a par with stuff that has taken me loads longer.

    anyway thats probably enough rattling on for now.

    here's trevor from the front;

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    and this is the axe:

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    My WIP thread - where the painting and rambling happens http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/...ing-lark-again

    My Instagram - where I post pictures every now and again https://www.instagram.com/coyotepaints/

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    Trevor is looking fantastic and I think I could benefit from that point of view of just going with it instead of getting frustrated

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