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Offline Nicklas P

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Re: Greenskin Wars Orcs
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2018, 09:55:10 PM »
Thanks all!

it would be nice to see these showing at something closer to their real size as well as the close-ups.
I'll see what I can do.

That's beautiful. Is the texture in the face all painted on?
Thanks, it's a mix, but mostly the texture is just painted on, or at least very much exaggerating the subtle texture that might be there. Unfortunately this low res image from the kickstarter is the only image I can find of him unpainted.

Offline Andrew Rae

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Re: Greenskin Wars Orcs
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2018, 10:41:12 PM »
Either way, you did a great job with the texture. It looks painful! :)

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Re: Greenskin Wars Orcs
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2018, 12:20:25 PM »
Awesome skin!

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Re: Greenskin Wars Orcs
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2018, 12:30:07 PM »
What a perfect couple of Orcs! 8) They really fit into what I think of as Orcs. No flashy colours or stuff!

Offline Exiledadmiral

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Re: Greenskin Wars Orcs
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2018, 06:19:25 PM »
Wow! That skin blows me away! Lovely dark armour too, is it a dull metallic or just matte colours?
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Offline Nicklas P

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Re: Greenskin Wars Orcs
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2018, 08:13:41 PM »
Thanks guys.

Wow! That skin blows me away! Lovely dark armour too, is it a dull metallic or just matte colours?
It's similar to the recipe I used on the Sepulchral Guard skeletons but with Scale75 Black Metal as a base.

Couple of pics of the finished Orc.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp7jDfrh6Zm/


« Last Edit: November 08, 2018, 08:50:04 PM by Nicklas P »

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Re: Greenskin Wars Orcs
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2018, 08:52:06 PM »
Shit the bed that's good.
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Offline Tungdil

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Re: Greenskin Wars Orcs
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2018, 10:49:13 PM »
This face, skin and his eyes are awesome.  :o




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Re: Greenskin Wars Orcs
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2018, 10:49:21 PM »
Shit the bed that's good.

 :-* what he said!

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Re: Greenskin Wars Orcs
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2018, 11:23:58 PM »
What I really like is the way you've crammed so much work into that small area around the face. It just goes to show you don't have to kill yourself trying to overwork every square millimetre of a model and it would be counter-productive anyway, drawing the eye too many places at once. That's damn good art technique right there with your decision to make the face the big focus, with the rest of the model content to fade into the background (but with lovely subtlety in the use of the dark shades and heavy, old iron feel) and damn good craftsmanship to wield the brush so beautifully.

I'm really angry with you right now.

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Re: Greenskin Wars Orcs
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2018, 10:14:30 AM »
I just ran out of superlatives!

One of the best orc faces I've seen so far!

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Offline Nicklas P

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Re: Greenskin Wars Orcs
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2018, 12:29:14 PM »
Cheers guys!

What I really like is the way you've crammed so much work into that small area around the face. It just goes to show you don't have to kill yourself trying to overwork every square millimetre of a model and it would be counter-productive anyway, drawing the eye too many places at once. That's damn good art technique right there with your decision to make the face the big focus, with the rest of the model content to fade into the background (but with lovely subtlety in the use of the dark shades and heavy, old iron feel) and damn good craftsmanship to wield the brush so beautifully.

I'm really angry with you right now.

Thank you, Cubs. That was exactly what I was aiming for. The original intention was to challenge myself to finish a piece in one sitting, something Iíve not done in many years. I decided the best approach would be to treat the figure like a portrait, making the face the main focus of my efforts (and the viewers focus) and letting the rest of the figure frame it. Like you say, I think the rougher finish on the rest actually complements the face.
 
Big fan of your stuff so I hope you wonít be cross with me for long.  ;)