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    Default Some advice please!

    Hello!

    I've painted this mini yesterday and was really struggling with the color composition. I'm pretty happy with how things turned out, but since the mini gave me such an intense brain exercise I imagine that I could benefit from some advice from you!
    The flail is not finished and I plan to saturate the red trims on the armor with a couple of glazes.
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    this + a color wheel might help in the future: http://miniaturepainting.co.uk/tutorials/colour-theory/
    There are other good resources on colors to use, but the "color choice" here is enough for most minis.

    What you have harmonic/analogous with (yellow-orange-red):
    - red for the armor
    - red-brown / orange brown on the skin and metals
    - yellow brown on the base / in some of the lighter 'gold' highlights


    basically you can take any color on the color wheel, and choose one of the color schemes and it will 99% of the time work. Then add some extra contrast with light-dark and saturated-dull and done.
    Forgot, that it works again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXXxxx View Post
    this + a color wheel might help in the future: http://miniaturepainting.co.uk/tutorials/colour-theory/
    There are other good resources on colors to use, but the "color choice" here is enough for most minis.

    What you have harmonic/analogous with (yellow-orange-red):
    - red for the armor
    - red-brown / orange brown on the skin and metals
    - yellow brown on the base / in some of the lighter 'gold' highlights


    basically you can take any color on the color wheel, and choose one of the color schemes and it will 99% of the time work. Then add some extra contrast with light-dark and saturated-dull and done.
    Ooh! Very nice article indeed!

    Do you have any specific advice for my miniature?

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    not really,
    personally I might try with a stronger verdigris (based on the gold/bronze armor + the green in it balances the reds the blue the oranges/yellows), but it might be too much and distracting (it would make it a focal point, not the current red shield + light faceplate.
    Also possibly it would make problems in the current scheme as the blue in it is not that good for yellows (for that you'd probably have to reshade the reds with purples, which is too much work and may not even work out.
    So no, no specific advice on the mini.
    Forgot, that it works again.

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    Default Com8ng from my end

    I feel you’ve done a great job on the composition . If I had to add something (even on the base perhaps) is some greens to balance the reds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodASmedium View Post
    I feel you’ve done a great job on the composition . If I had to add something (even on the base perhaps) is some greens to balance the reds.

    Thank you! I've followed your advice and added a greenish blue to the hilt of the weapon, it turned out nicely! I also worked on the red to make it a bit cleaner but also added some purplish tones to it. I'm pretty satisfied!

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