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Re: Autumn Wood Elves log [updated w/ Glade Riders, Great Eagle]

Postby Anardakil » 12 Jun 2009, 01:18

Thanks everyone :) I apprecieate it.

There's an army pic here if you want to have a look
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bigger version: http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l224/ ... ic1b-1.jpg

I hace since finished my last 8 dryads. I'll have pics of them soon.
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves log [updated w/ Glade Riders, Great Eagle]

Postby littl3child » 12 Jun 2009, 02:42

Very nice. My compliments to the chef.
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves log [updated w/ Glade Riders, Great Eagle]

Postby philleehellphia » 12 Jun 2009, 03:50

Hot Damn. Alltogether, those look freaking fantastic.
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves log [updated w/ Glade Riders, Great Eagle]

Postby calinleafshade » 12 Jun 2009, 03:57

Your talent is frightening miss.
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves log [updated w/ Glade Riders, Great Eagle]

Postby czar05 » 12 Jun 2009, 04:47

very nice

your CNGs are brilliant!

sorry if ive missed you saying this earlier in this thread (as other people have done several times :p ) but how did you do the "hoods" for the gobbos?

EDIT: Sorry if this question sounds stupid :) im unsure as to how to do the thing aound the edge as i have never used GS :roll:
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves log [updated w/ Glade Riders, Great Eagle]

Postby Anardakil » 12 Jun 2009, 11:16

Thanks everyone :) I'll try to take pics of the last 8 dryads tomorrow and after that I'll paint a spellsinger or two followed by eternal guards.

czar05: If you're new to GS then this might be a good starting point. You just put some GS around the edge of the hood - make sure it's even and not of varied thickness/wideness - and then you poke it loads of times with a sharp sculpting tool or a needle. Try it out and you'll get the feel for it. When poking you can adjust the shape while making the texture. Make sure to not leave any flat areas of GS. It looks beast it there're holes all over.
It's very simple work really. It's just that it is a bit daunting when you have to do it on lots and lots and lots and lots of gobbos.
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves log [updated w/ Glade Riders, Great Eagle]

Postby Beithir Seun » 12 Jun 2009, 11:43

Anardakil wrote:It's very simple work really. It's just that it is a bit daunting when you have to do it on lots and lots and lots and lots of gobbos.



Tell me about it <.< I'm really regretting stealing your idea now :p


Czar: It really is easy once you've done it once or twice. Heck, even I managed to do it first time :D
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves log [updated w/ Glade Riders, Great Eagle]

Postby czar05 » 12 Jun 2009, 13:02

thanks anardikal and beithir!
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves log [updated w/ Glade Riders, Great Eagle]

Postby Anardakil » 13 Jun 2009, 01:29

Haha serves you right Beithir Seun ;D

czar05: You're welcome :)
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves log [updated w/ Glade Riders, Great Eagle]

Postby ampao » 14 Jun 2009, 07:35

I remember seeing this log a while back... and I was impressed. But after all the updates, I'm blown out of my mind! O.o

Amazing work Anardakil! Wow!
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves log [updated w/ Glade Riders, Great Eagle]

Postby Anardakil » 26 Jun 2009, 15:05

Hehe thanks ampao, that's nice to hear ^^

Well here's another update you might like:

My last dryads have been done for a while but the spellsinger was finished today actually.

First up is this spellsinger. I really enjoyed panting this model. Painting cloth is actually what I enjoy painting the most and the flowing clothing of this spellsinger was a lot of fun to paint : ). I left out the graveyard earth part of the colour scheme since I wanted her to look a bit luxurous (is that the correct way to spell it?). Maybe I should have painted her hair a more contrasing colour but when I looked at this mini I just really wanted to paint her hair blonde. Her older, more powerful sister will have grey-white hair methinks.

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A closeup look of her face, the gems and ... boobies (painting very small gems like these is kinda hard :/).

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And my last 8 dryads:

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The pics of the dryads came out just a little bit blurry - sorry for that.
Bigger pics:
front: http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l224/anardakil/last8dryadsfront.jpg
back: http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l224/anardakil/last8dryadsback.jpg

I hope you like the new stuff :)
Next I think I'll be painting my second spellsinger and the eternal guards.
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves log [updated w/ Spellsinger, Dryads]

Postby ampao » 26 Jun 2009, 16:07

Love em! Eagerly anticipating the next update.
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves log [updated w/ Spellsinger, Dryads]

Postby DRMole » 26 Jun 2009, 21:49

Really great work you are doing there! I'am eager to see the next update.
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves log [updated w/ Spellsinger, Dryads]

Postby Anardakil » 27 Oct 2009, 13:22

Thanks fellow asrai :)



It's time for another update. I visited my family and took the opportunity to take pictures of my eternal guards and second spellsinger. The lighting wasn't very good though. Normally I rely on quite a bit of sunlight to take the pictures. But well, this is a dark october. Anyway I adjusted the colour balance and contrast levels in photoshop to try and make the best of it.

Here's my second spellsinger. She's been painted for quite a while. I went for grey hair to show that she's the older and wiser of my two spellsingers (who are sisters).

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And here, finally, are my 20 Eternal guards. They're finished, except for one side of the banner (I painted the first side friday last week). I hope you like them : )

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Some closeups:

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another one:
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l224/anardakil/Eternalguards1closeup3copy.jpg

and a closeup of the finished side of the banner. Some simple swirly freehanding. I think I might try to paint some more advanced freehand on the BSBs banner - if I dare.
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Here's the concept for the banner art:
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Oh and the empty space in the front of the EG unit is reserved for my upcoming bsb ^^

I'm afraid the next update won't be until christmas. But for christmas I'll promise to bring you some more wood elves, a christmas gobbo or two and some special surprise.
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves [updated w/ Eternal Guards & Spellsinger2]

Postby Beithir Seun » 27 Oct 2009, 14:17

Once again, these are fantastic! The Eternal Guard really are some of the best I've seen. I'm looking forward to seeing the BSB (and the Christmas gobbos ;) )
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves [updated w/ Eternal Guards & Spellsinger2]

Postby Tuhis » 27 Oct 2009, 14:57

:eek:

That's how my eyes went when I scrolled down to your EG. Really.

Fantastic job on those fellows, must have taken a while to paint every model equally well. The colour choices are perfect, the basing is simply superb and the armour is especially well executed. How did you paint the metallics? It all looks kinda NMM-ish but then again it looks like a lot of washes on top of metallic paint. :paranoid:

Oh and do you use gloss varnish on the gems (like the one in the spellsingers stave) or do you just paint them darn well and take a picture from the right angle?
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves [updated w/ Eternal Guards & Spellsinger2]

Postby Yuri » 27 Oct 2009, 22:13

Awesomeness.
Interested in Sylvan Elves (9th Age)? I'm your guy.

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Re: Autumn Wood Elves [updated w/ Eternal Guards & Spellsinger2]

Postby DRMole » 28 Oct 2009, 10:07

Awesomeness.


This quote plus a few exclamation marks for the eternal guard. I wish my characters would look like your troups...

The freehand is also fitting in very well.
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves [updated w/ Eternal Guards & Spellsinger2]

Postby Dragon » 29 Oct 2009, 20:19

simply wow :eek: :nod:
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves [updated w/ Eternal Guards & Spellsinger2]

Postby Herald » 29 Oct 2009, 20:42

Bzzz ... internal command: delete present standards, copy image to hard drive, run Restructuring Ideas application.
(Had to be creative to avoid spamming...) Because they are absolutely beautiful, and I just have to say that! Thank you! ;)
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves [updated w/ Eternal Guards & Spellsinger2]

Postby ampao » 05 Nov 2009, 06:33

:eek: I love it! Great job with the EGs!
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves [updated w/ Eternal Guards & Spellsinger2]

Postby Skarlock » 17 Nov 2009, 07:47

Fantastic looking army! I really like the EG! Can you please give pointers on how to replicate those awesome bases? :eek:
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves [updated w/ Eternal Guards & Spellsinger2]

Postby Lunar » 23 Nov 2009, 22:59

Amazing painting, i really hope you do more soon! :D

I know you stated a quick guide on the first page, but could you post a palette of colours you use on your Glade Guard? I've tried recreating them but i cannot get it to work at all.
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves [updated w/ Eternal Guards & Spellsinger2]

Postby Wraith13 » 25 Nov 2009, 22:10

Love it.

Hope mine turns out half as good. I'm throwing in abit more green, but the browns look great...
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Re: Autumn Wood Elves [updated w/ Eternal Guards & Spellsinger2]

Postby 1forkzilla1 » 06 Feb 2010, 13:17

Det kan bara beskrivas med ett ord "snyggt" :nod:
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