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SkelettetS wip

Post by SkelettetS » 19 Jun 2013, o 07:45

hey folks! ok time to post something about what im doing then :) im currently working on a pink horror squad for german gd, so i have 1½ month to finish these. should be possible, even with my speed ;)

ok express walkthrough whats done so far..
banner is done. fairly happy with it. had to push it a bit though..
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some horrors.. two of them more or less finished so far...
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currently working on the sorcerer...
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what i really need is some tips/ideas, especially about bases. not doing anything advanced there though.

cheers! Stefan

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Re: SkelettetS wip

Post by Nameless » 19 Jun 2013, o 08:54

few quick comments, if I may :)
1. banner - I've grown quite a big personal hate towards freehanded banners (clothes, eldar falcons etc.). Maybe it's just me, but I can't imagine skeletons painting sunsets over castles on cliffs...eldars airbrushing naked ladies over their machines of war...or horrors painting images of their lord...
yes, you can also call it envy, as I can't paint like this :) apart from this subjective comment, I think that blue flame on the standard could get slightly brighter final highlights.

2. horror - lovely skin on the first pic, with rich colours, great contrast and smoothness. but, transitions look more abrupt on the second pic. not sure, maybe it's a matter of photo angle, maybe it's WIP.

3. sorcerer - not much to comment so far, but I like parts which I think are finished (or close to that). I think I'm gonna love red glowing eyes here.

4. bases - not sure... tzeentch is the master of change, mutation, and I tend to think of fire when it comes to tzeentch (there still are these fiery tzeentch demons, right?)
so, maybe some small warped trees/bushes? or simple ground/grass/slate/ruined slabs with blue flames (just as on the banner)?
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Re: SkelettetS wip

Post by Slawol » 19 Jun 2013, o 10:43

Well, for me freehands on a skeleton banners are acceptable, even if this stupid smiling skeleton doesn't know, how to use paint and brush, hahaha :lol: It's just for good overall look, but yes, I have to admit - many painters simply paint banners with rich freehands almost always and I don't have problem with this :)

I love colours, purple and blue/turquoise tints and metallics. Freehand itself reminds me of this - Sorcerer of Tzeentch from Warhammer Invasion (btw I loved this card, when I played this game):

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Horrors have great skin so far, beautiful colours and smooth transitions.

The last one - well, like Nameless said: waiting for more.

And about the bases... Maybe some tentacles, purple/blue variations or something? I don't really know, how NOT to overdo, but maybe it'll work together. Maybe some "magic-chaosy terrain" with craters, rocks, glowing stones, maybe lava somewhere?
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Re: SkelettetS wip

Post by Pandadosmares » 19 Jun 2013, o 10:56

looking good, but here's a little suggestion, why don't you add a little pink highlights to the flames in the banner?

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Re: SkelettetS wip

Post by SkelettetS » 19 Jun 2013, o 12:09

hey, many thanks for feedback folks!

heh well, guess i didnt think about the banner that way. lets say the sorcerer designed it for them to carry :) brigher highlight of the flames is def something to look into. not easy getting a squad perfect in a strict time frame for sure!

the second horror is a bit off colorwise at the images, it look very "cold" in these images, but in real lift its more like the other one. a bit warmer.

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Re: SkelettetS wip

Post by Amadis » 19 Jun 2013, o 19:33

I love the skin tones, and the metals too. It will be an awsome unit. Cheers.

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Re: SkelettetS wip

Post by raein » 2 Jul 2013, o 02:51

The metallics and the skin tone stand out too me, I do agree the flames on the banner need another finer highlight to make it pop. I honestly wish I could freehand like the image on your banner which I like by the way! Very envious here. Keep it up would like to see more

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Re: SkelettetS wip

Post by SkelettetS » 2 Jul 2013, o 07:54

Thanks for input and feedback folks! unfortunately time is running and i have to push forward a bit, leaving the banner. have to fix the little stuff later if i have time. so...
finished the sorcerer and based him. turned out pretty decent but for a single there are stuff i probably would have worked some more on.
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based the two finished horrors too, made a small fire ring around them using vallejo water effect (silicone). looks better irl i might add ;)
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the gang so far. been cleaning and assembling the horror hero model, comming up next. cant wait. uääääh :D
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Re: SkelettetS wip

Post by raein » 2 Jul 2013, o 09:19

Love the bases that the horrors are on, I reckon it suits them well. The sorcerer looks pretty bad ass too

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Re: SkelettetS wip

Post by Demi_morgana » 2 Jul 2013, o 10:02

Heya, it's great to see you here 8)
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