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Author Topic: What Do We Say To The God Of Death?  (Read 5809 times)

Offline Hammers

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Re: What Do We Say To The God Of Death?
« Reply #45 on: May 06, 2021, 10:31:08 AM »
*Sigh* If us Scandinavians had been equally blessed with frizzy hair like that, *that* is how I would ask my Iraqui-kurd barber to style it.

Lovely work, Dylan. Truly.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2021, 06:50:03 AM by Hammers »

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Re: What Do We Say To The God Of Death?
« Reply #46 on: May 06, 2021, 04:30:28 PM »
You should get your hair permed and do it anyway, H. If you still have that magnificent beard a huge blond Shilluk Barnet would go perfectly with it. We have the technology! Do it!


Might not be any more for a while. While I have been managing to avoid the God of Death, my laptap has not been so lucky. No way to edit and upload photos until it has been fixed or replaced. This PS4 might be great for watching Amazon Prime or playing Red Dead Redemption, but when it comes to photography it is a dunce. So I'll just keep on with the painting and do some uploads when things improve on that front.


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Re: What Do We Say To The God Of Death?
« Reply #47 on: May 06, 2021, 09:52:14 PM »
......I think they'd also do as 'generic' tribesmen in an Alan Quatermain game.....

There is no better reason for getting any native figures than a Quatermain game.

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Re: What Do We Say To The God Of Death?
« Reply #48 on: May 06, 2021, 10:15:34 PM »
Very well executed Dylan. Hope your new laptop works out for you.
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Re: What Do We Say To The God Of Death?
« Reply #49 on: May 07, 2021, 09:46:14 PM »
Bloody brilliant! Middle-Earth 1938, you wag...  lol lol lol


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Re: What Do We Say To The God Of Death?
« Reply #50 on: May 18, 2021, 08:13:42 PM »
No.s 23, 24, 25 & 26: The Shilluk


(Copplestone Castings)

Back at the Stupid Hair Finals, a late showing by the Shilluk, with some fine examples of follicular folly. Unfortunately we've just heard that another of the teams (believed to be the Gogo) has lodged an official complaint. They claim that the Shilluk are ineligible, as they come from the Sudan, which is outside the East African finals' catchment area. The Shilluk have challenged this complaint, their defence being that while Sudan is officially in North Africa, they are from South Sudan, which is in East Africa.

It is reported that the Gogo response is that this is supposed to be 1861, and therefore there is no such country as South Sudan.






These ill-omened buggers have been on my desk since 2018. In fact they were there awaiting paint just as I was rushed to hospital. Consequently I have avoided even looking at them, as they were unpleasant reminders of a very rough time. But now they are done, and good riddance to 'em! Lovely figures, mind. Copps is still my favourite sculptor. But so big! His scale creep is really getting out of hand, I feel. His range was meant to be an extension of the one he did for Foundry, but if they get much bigger, they won't be compatible at all! Oh well...

The inhabitants of this region are some of the darkest-skinned people on the planet, so I decided to ditch my usual method for Africans  and try something else. I think it is still a work in progress and needs refinement, but a just-about satisfactory start to coming up with a formula for the darker flesh tones (though to be honest, in the photo they don't look all that different to my usual efforts). We'll see if I can improve it any if I ever do more of these guys.

Oh, by the way... A bit belated, but for the absolute darkest skin tone, you might want to try adding some blue or purple (a VERY small amount, mind you) or reducing the amount of yellow in your mix (play around to see what's best for you), since the darkest skin tones start to overwhelm any ruddy tint at all.

Here's an example of someone who doesn't have quite the darkest skin tone, but whose picture is still useful because she's right on the edge of that group, so with some varied lighting her face shows aspects of both merely dark skin and truly "coal black" skin (of course "coal black", is a misnomer which only confuses things because such skin still possesses as complex a colour as anyone else's).



EDIT: Bottom right is a more uniform example of the same phenomenon. Again, you'll note how little any yellow is present, and that such dark skin begins to actually have a uniquely cooler tone than you normally see with skin colours, even fairly dark ones.

« Last Edit: May 18, 2021, 08:25:11 PM by FramFramson »

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Re: What Do We Say To The God Of Death?
« Reply #51 on: May 19, 2021, 05:45:46 PM »
Thanks, Fram. Some ideas to play around with there. African skin is normally my bread and butter, but the 'coal black' that you'd want for these guys is something that I think is very difficult to master. If I'm honest, I'm not sure I've seen many (or indeed any) painted figures that pulled it off to any great degree.  But I like a challenge and I shall incorporate these ideas next time.







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Re: What Do We Say To The God Of Death?
« Reply #52 on: May 19, 2021, 06:48:24 PM »
Can't wait to see!

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Re: What Do We Say To The God Of Death?
« Reply #53 on: January 22, 2022, 06:52:04 PM »
Stupid dead laptop and a touch of the Covid kind of wrecked my comeback plans last year, but I'm back, baby! These guys all have their own thread (Link), which will no doubt explain what the hell they are about, but may as well post them here in the log too:


No. 27: Brunhild


(North Star)


No.28: Venus



(Brother Vinni)




No.29, 30 and 31: Various attendant nymphs


(Hasslefree)




No. 32 and 33: Tannhäuser kneeling and Tannhäuser not kneeling


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Re: What Do We Say To The God Of Death?
« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2022, 07:15:43 PM »
Brilliant work Dyl!!  :o :o
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Re: What Do We Say To The God Of Death?
« Reply #55 on: April 06, 2022, 12:16:13 AM »
Brilliant! Thank you for posting this! A great thread! Gorgeous brushwork! Very helpful explanation of painting skin tones!
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