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WIP Nott the Brave

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by milbenplage, Aug 11, 2022.

  1. milbenplage Active Member

    I found this bust some time ago. Really liked the bust and had a little chat with the sculptor. So I'am going to paint this according to some references he used for the sculpt.

    I didn't know what this bust is and/or represents.

    Say hello to Nott the Brave, a character from a D&D Podcast.
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    Here are some references. I'll start painting her after I finished the Offline bust.

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  2. Henk A Fixture

    I like this, looking forward to see this progress.
  3. Nap A Fixture

    Interesting piece , not my thing but looks really good , certainly got a wicked face

    Looking forward to seeing more updates

    Happy benchtime

  4. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Clever little sculpt, beautifully done & lots of fun to paint.
    Especially like that neat Oni mask - 2 expressions in one.
    Look forward to seeing your art on her Ralf.
  5. milbenplage Active Member

    Here's an update on Nott.
    I have more WIP-photos, but haven't documented much of the process.
    I watched video tutorials by Kyrill Kanaev and tried the stippling technique. You can see it in the skin/face and the mask.

    There still is a lot to do. The whole back is unpainted and will be painted with a different lighting color in mind. Not sure about the color, though. Maybe orange, turquoise, ... we'll see.
    Also: I need to finish the highlights from the general lighting theme first.
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  6. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Ralf loving progress in this cheeky, scary piece.
    Good to see experimenting with stipple approach & really think this adds bit texture plus nice effects.
    What’s biggest challenge you have face with this piece?
  7. milbenplage Active Member

    I'd say the mask. I painted the mask first. Pretty dark, because of the lighting of the face (which has pretty dark skintone). I then painted her cloak. Which turned out rather brighter. Brighter than I thought at first. But I liked it and had to adjust the brightness of the mask again.

    Since the cloak is the reference in brightness now I have to add specular highlights to the face.

    The stippling process is fun. I'll use it more often in the future.
    Mike - The Kiwi likes this.
  8. clubcat PlanetFigure Supporter

    That looks very effective. Congrats
  9. Egg Member

    Superb. Nott is a female Goblin rouge from the Critical Roll series of YouTube/Podcast fame. Some of the early ones are pretty funny but I find the newer stuff boring. Your work is excellent. Really captures a nice blend of realism and cartoon. love it!
  10. Edorta A Fixture

  11. Ferris A Fixture

    Really scary and weird sculpt, for my tastes at least, but excellent paintwork!


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