Looks fantastic to me Nikolai! Both figures you have done so far have such character and would fit so well amongst the likes of okumarts and 8rad (and others!!) So looking forward to what else you come up with.
As far as bases go there seems to be two (maybe three) main streams of thought. Most on here have a black tab beneath the feet which slots into a paper or plastic base (see the One Monk downloads for examples of the paper ones). Others, such as printableheroes, mirror the figure at the head and have a fold out base attached to the bottom. And then you have the funky slot-in bases designed by bravesirkevin....
You can find examples of each if you have a browse round the forum....
He looks great! Would love to have him on my table!
As for a base, the simplest version--for the creator, at least--is a 20mm x 4mm black rectangle attached at the feet, the way okumarts and many others do. As I recall, that's pretty much the standard for the Forum Hoards, as well. Here's an actual-size .png file of my paper-mini adaptation of the Card Hunter characters, which use this type of base, and shows how to set it up for accurate folding, gluing and trimming:
If I may make just one artistic suggestion: Try experimenting with varied line width. It looks like all the lines in your figure are close to the same width/weight. By varying the line width, you can really enhance the three-dimensionality of a line illustration, without having to do a lot of delicate shading. Generally, just make the outlines on the lower side of things a bit heavier than the lines on the upper side. You might be amazed at how much dimension this simple change adds to your line art. Or you may decide that it doesn't fit your personal style, and scrap it. But give it a try on a copy of your dwarf--you may like the results!
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Post by dicingdangers on Sept 3, 2017 12:53:30 GMT -9
Thanks for the feedback, both. That ragged edge on him is now driving me mad. I put him together in the wrong order and fudged it. I have played with variable line widths and you are right, I should probably do that more. The reason I don't is that I do a lot of drawing with a simple UNI Pin fine liner and that is fixed width and so I am used to that. Having said that, the paper minis I have made are vector files made in flash, so no reason not to try variable widths.
Yer wee dwarf is looking really good, dont worry about the raggy bits without a cutter its always going to happen. Bases are tricky, I settled with a top folding mini. So the base at the bottom can fold out to its own base or glued together to slip in a plastic base. Good pose, good face & hair. Colour all works, not sure I like the perspective on the hands. I can see why, your wanting the hammer hand to pop more but at first glance the shield hand looks too small. But all in he looks tough as a Dwarf should and a really nice mini.
lightning: I also had several symptomatic weeks (including asthma and just feeling weak but no fever). Reading that I am not alone makes me feel better:-)
Apr 9, 2020 6:02:58 GMT -9
Vermin King: This may not make sense in countries that do not have Daylight Savings Time, but Mike at PM.com posted 'Who would’ve guessed that we were turning the clocks ahead from Standard Time to the Twilight Zone?'
Apr 9, 2020 4:30:07 GMT -9
shep: Also, all the best for the rest of you lot. Stay save, get well, whatever you need!
Apr 7, 2020 21:39:28 GMT -9
shep: Great sentiment, @coyotepunc! All the best for your son, and get well yourself, too...
Apr 7, 2020 21:38:40 GMT -9
Coyotepunc: Thanks, guys. He's still pretty sick, but no trouble breathing. So we are staying away from the hospitals, so the people who truly need them can use them.
Apr 7, 2020 20:07:59 GMT -9
squirmydad: My supervisor's state of mind; she's been climbing the walls begging to put us back in the game. All of Maintenance and Administration are still out, but my supervisor wants to invent projects to bring us back in.
Apr 7, 2020 13:23:32 GMT -9
Vermin King: So, essentially, what was so essential today?
Apr 7, 2020 13:16:18 GMT -9
squirmydad: I've been declared "Essential" for today only. Off to work, paper-crafting tonight then.
Apr 7, 2020 6:34:17 GMT -9
Vermin King: Two months?!? I need to stop whining. Where's my Wambulance?
Apr 7, 2020 6:05:47 GMT -9
wyvern: Anecdotally, a number of people seem to have been ill with a protracted 'flu-like illness since last winter (NOT Covid-19). I had 'flu for two months from mid December myself. Unhelpfully, my symptoms included cough + fever, identical to Covid-19.
Apr 7, 2020 4:26:04 GMT -9
Vermin King: Best of luck with that, Coyotepunc. Being sick since 03/17, I can somewhat relate to your condition, but I don't have the worry of my kid having problems on top of my own. All the best, sir
Apr 7, 2020 3:58:13 GMT -9
alloydog: @coyotepunc - even at 30+, they still yer babies! Not that they appreciate being called that!
Apr 7, 2020 1:14:36 GMT -9
alloydog: Of course, it doesn't help if the mucus is in the trachea.
Apr 7, 2020 1:13:33 GMT -9
alloydog: old squirmydad mentioned fennel tea. If that sort of thing is not for you, or is hard to get, I saw a WHO video where they said to drink plenty of warm/hot drinks, such as tea, coffee, even milk, because it helps shift mucus from the throat to the stomach.
Apr 7, 2020 1:13:07 GMT -9
Coyotepunc: So it's going to be a long night of taking his temp every hour... he's 19 but still my baby
Apr 6, 2020 17:56:28 GMT -9
Coyotepunc: I've been dealing with a variety of covid-19 symtpoms since January, except for the fever (12% of cases have no fever.) My kid woke up with almost all the symptoms including high fever today.
Apr 6, 2020 17:56:01 GMT -9
squirmydad: Bag is handy, if you find it loose use the seeds, but then you need something like an infuser or it's a mess.
Apr 6, 2020 7:24:51 GMT -9
shep: most likely bag...
Apr 6, 2020 6:32:37 GMT -9
ignatious: just out of curiosity squimrydad, for the tea seed, frond, or bulb?
Apr 6, 2020 2:37:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: My friend Mike brought a sword to his church last night, but since he was there recording his sermon for today, he thought it would be okay
Apr 5, 2020 18:27:03 GMT -9