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    I really like this image. There's such a sweetness about it and also silly. I'm glad you made the flame cartoony--it makes the scene that more special. It's extremley cute and I love the expressions on all of the characters. Good luck!!

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    Nice narrative wonderfully done - good luck.
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    Thanks, everyone!

    Now that I'm finally 'done', I can relax and take time to detail some of my techniques (I was usually bleary-eyed by the time I posted my WIPs, leaving me just enough strength to reciprocate comments and little else). So here's a little tut on how I usually start painting a model:

    Having painted fantasy miniatures as a kid, I'm used to a traditional workflow for painting models. To simulate how I used to paint, I apply 'tints', 'washes' and 'drybrushing' by using 'FillObject' and 'Mask By Cavity', as detailed in the examples below.

    cavitypainttut1.jpg

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    cavitypainttut3.jpg

    As shown in the examples, the great thing is that you can apply the cavity mask at lower subdivision levels to affect larger areas of the model.

    You can also paint color directly with the brushes while a cavity mask is applied to work in extra detail where you want it.

    If you find 'Mask By Cavity' doesn't target a specific range of cavities you're aiming for, you can fiddle with the 'CavityMask' options in the Brush controls. I actually rarely use the 'Brush>CavityMask' options though because they don't seem to work with 'FillObject'.

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    Very ncie picture, very nice technic...

    really great job....
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    Yeahh!!! Thx pixologic, it's damn cool to have Zbrush caps!

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    Tnx a lot Buddy! Your explanations about Cavity Mask is very useful for me!!! Great Technique!

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    Sweet! even at the end I am learning stuff! Well done and cheers!

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    What a cool and usefull traditional technique! Thanks for learning us this, it will certainly come in handy.
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    Marsyas, I think in the end it came out very well indeed. Nice work and best of luck to you.
    Jason

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    Excellent work and wonderful tutorials, Marsyas

    I'd personally liked to have seen your composition more heavily cropped (to more like image 3 from Post #140),
    but the technical brilliance of all you've achieved and shared here EASILY overrides any quibbles on that topic

    Your texturing is top-notch also.

    Thanks for sharing, and best of luck

    Chris


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