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#1 Wed, Dec5 2012 10:32pm

Sam Wise
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From: Chatellerault-Poitou-France
Registered: Sun, Sep16 2012
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BARD of Lake-Town (M235)

I think that it's not useful to present here this great character of "The Hobbit" !
some pictures would be enough!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nZ9W7yZjoR0/UL-z1LYRCFI/AAAAAAAAAco/nPvIIA_ZnHw/s400/BARD01.JPG


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lBkU9zv2mdg/UL-z3G6fyyI/AAAAAAAAAcw/VDcSdd5r0a8/s400/BARD02.JPG

and "for the fun":

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj527/SAM-BLOG/BARD02.jpg


some more pictures on my blog :


Sam's Minis World


"no fear to fight, no fear to loose, just want to have fun!" (anonymous)
feel free to visit my blog Sam's Minis World

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#2 Wed, Dec5 2012 11:46pm

Gildor Inglorion
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From: Montpellier, France
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Re: BARD of Lake-Town (M235)

nicely painted indeed! which leads me to ask a question. about his eyes, one of them seems  blank did you make him one eyed, that would be odd?


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#3 Wed, Dec5 2012 11:50pm

Sam Wise
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Re: BARD of Lake-Town (M235)

Gildor Inglorion wrote:

nicely painted indeed! which leads me to ask a question. about his eyes, one of them seems  blank did you make him one eyed, that would be odd?

I've not see this detail before!! hmm
thanks, I'll have a look (!!!) at this strange eye ...

(you have good eyes, certainly better than my old ones! smile)


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#4 Thu, Dec6 2012 9:22am

Thingol
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Re: BARD of Lake-Town (M235)

Very nice again !!!!


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#5 Thu, Dec6 2012 10:02am

Sam Wise
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Re: BARD of Lake-Town (M235)

Many thanks Master Thingol!

I just do my best and want to have fun!
it was a pleasure to paint this lovely figure!


"no fear to fight, no fear to loose, just want to have fun!" (anonymous)
feel free to visit my blog Sam's Minis World

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#6 Thu, Dec6 2012 1:28pm

shadyt
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From: Indiana, USA
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Re: BARD of Lake-Town (M235)

Great job!

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#7 Thu, Dec6 2012 6:42pm

Milo
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Re: BARD of Lake-Town (M235)

Really good job (except the eye lol).
I love the bow rope detail cool


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#8 Sun, Dec9 2012 12:58am

Sam Wise
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Re: BARD of Lake-Town (M235)

Thanks!

Milo wrote:

Really good job (except the7 eye lol).
I love the bow rope detail cool

ah, that eye!!!
the bowstring is too thick in my opinion, I've tried with a different material than usually.... but I'm not convicted.roll


"no fear to fight, no fear to loose, just want to have fun!" (anonymous)
feel free to visit my blog Sam's Minis World

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#9 Sun, Dec9 2012 7:48pm

sevlag
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Re: BARD of Lake-Town (M235)

Good painting job, Master Sam wink
And I really like the floor with small flowers also tongue

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#10 Mon, Dec10 2012 11:35pm

Arthadan
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From: Spain
Registered: Fri, Nov6 2009
Posts: 426

Re: BARD of Lake-Town (M235)

Nice choice of colors, I like it very much!


To mortal fields say farewell,
Middle-earth forsaking!
In Elvenhome a clear bell
in the high tower is shaking.

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#11 Tue, Dec18 2012 4:15pm

elroi
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From: Sevilla / Malaga
Registered: Wed, Dec22 2010
Posts: 170
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Re: BARD of Lake-Town (M235)

You´re very prolific, Master Sam Wise (and also a good photographer, very nice pics)

Like a lot the colour schemes you use in your minis, very naturalistic, and the little details, like the bow´s string. Your style also fits very well on mithrils, soft and a bit dark. And finally, the digital effects and the bottom scenes give a lot of personality to the complete picture.

And now, allow me some little criticism, some things you should improve:

- A bit more of contrast (shadow/light), to give definition to the whole.
- A bit more of cleanliness (for example, the belt)
- And remenber that trying to paint the eyes in all the mithril miniatures can be counterproductive to the final result. Mostly of the miniatures work better just with tiny clear lines, and no pupils

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#12 Tue, Dec18 2012 4:52pm

Sam Wise
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From: Chatellerault-Poitou-France
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Re: BARD of Lake-Town (M235)

1-Many thanks to you !

2-Master Elroi: special thanks for your comments and your constructive advices!

I'm a "young" painter (but an old guy hmm) and since I'd begun, I've always tried to improve.
The shading is one of the point that I'm working, but I've seen too much painted figures with "over-shading" that I don't like.
I try to imagine how the light is supposed to go on the figure and try to give the effects that it could do really.
Even if sometimes ( some large ranges of 1/72 figures for example ) I use Citadel washes to work faster,
when I paint a 28/32 mm single figure, like this one, I work differently, just with paint.
It's a little bit more difficult and "time-eater" (?), but gives me another pleasure.
I'm exigent with the colours because I think that it's important for the final result.

For the eyes, usually, I don't paint them but with figures on this scale, I've tried to do.
The result is not completely satisfying, you're right, but who never try, never succeed !smile

I've just finished the Great Goblin* (a little bit against the "Star Wars-Jabba the Hut-Great Goblin" of "The Hobbit-Movie"! tongue),
fortunately, he don't have eyes which must to be painted lol

....Well, sometimes, I'm a little wordy, I stop my blablabla!wink


*"very soon on your screens!" in 3D!cool


"no fear to fight, no fear to loose, just want to have fun!" (anonymous)
feel free to visit my blog Sam's Minis World

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#13 Thu, Dec20 2012 2:39pm

elroi
Master of Brushes
From: Sevilla / Malaga
Registered: Wed, Dec22 2010
Posts: 170
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Re: BARD of Lake-Town (M235)

Sam Wise wrote:

I'm a "young" painter (but an old guy hmm) and since I'd begun, I've always tried to improve.

Ok, that`s very important. The ambition for improving is one of the keys to achieve better and better results in every miniature painted (other is to search lot of information: tutorials, videos, step by step processes, etc

Sam Wise wrote:

The shading is one of the point that I'm working, but I've seen too much painted figures with "over-shading" that I don't like.

Note that I didn´t mention the shading itself, but contrast. You can obtain a very bright miniature and a high contrast at the same time. Are different things wink

Sam Wise wrote:

I try to imagine how the light is supposed to go on the figure and try to give the effects that it could do really.

One tip to this: just use an artificial ligh (led, traditional bulb) very close of the miniature, in the direction you want the light. Take a picture of it and you will have a very useful and visual guide to paint

Sam Wise wrote:

Even if sometimes ( some large ranges of 1/72 figures for example ) I use Citadel washes to work faster,
when I paint a 28/32 mm single figure, like this one, I work differently, just with paint.
It's a little bit more difficult and "time-eater" (?), but gives me another pleasure.

The washes are useful for some things but, in general, you can obtain very better results working with paint. Obviously, you have to spend a little more time

Sam Wise wrote:

I'm exigent with the colours because I think that it's important for the final result.

Absolutely agree, it´s important to have a previous idea of the “final aspect” of the mini before starting to paint

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