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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian20 Aug 2020 10:56 p.m. PST

I should mention that the Medusa was featured previously in a TMP Showcase article, and was painted by Demon Brushworkz: TMP link

Old Wolfman25 Aug 2020 9:05 a.m. PST

Reminds me of an old Porky Pig toon when he dreamed he was an ancient Greek hero and took on the Gorgon.

Sgt Slag27 Aug 2020 8:37 a.m. PST

Valid points, all. However, the majority of TMP'ers are hobbyists, who only share photo's of their work to inspire others. For professionals, such as those who paint mini's commercially, this is a great demonstration. The subject, as a whole, is much more complex, but it serves as a great warning, and a sign post, pointing to some simple options to git'er done. Thanks. Cheers!

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2020 6:08 p.m. PST

The camera doesn't lie, but it can easily be in error. For just a very few examples: the color can be off; the image can be foreshortened; things can look like things that they are not.

Green Tiger01 Sep 2020 6:06 a.m. PST

Anyone who thinks that has never done online dating.

jwebster Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2020 12:12 p.m. PST

My camera may not lie, but my copy of photoshop used to be a student of Goebbels

grendel14 Oct 2020 12:16 p.m. PST

Good grief! I sculpted that back in the 80's- my old sins keep coming back to haunt me!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2020 4:09 a.m. PST

That is a very useful article. My favourite is the second set. Your comments about lighting are very helpful.

Can I add depth of focus as an issue?

For a single figure does not apply, but for any diorama the simplest measures suffice. Set to AV, chose the smallest shutter aperture allowed (f27 or higher). You then will need a long exposure (and real lighting!) and, so, a tripod and a delay in the exposure, both to avoid camera shake. The results are worth it

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