Greetings! This'll be a bit of a blog for me showing my progress with my goblins. I'm mostly sticking to a modified studio scheme but with a few changes and less detail. I've been playing miniatures games since 2005, and most of my painting up until now has been pretty hard bones. With these health models from Rackham, I've been trying to kick my painting up a notch with more highlighting and more shading. Comments and suggestions are welcome!
Pictures don't quite do then justice, as I find my phone camera has a hard time picking up subtle highlights. This is my progress over the summer... More to come as I finish 'em!
As mentioned before, I really like the Goblin skintone, with the yellowish highlights of the green comes a very vivid and natural feeling to the skins. I also like the very precise brushwork on the fine details, as well as the metall with its small traces of use (esp. the banner's helmet) and the check-patterns.
But I also have a suggestion: as the pictures are a little bit out of focus, try a photo background like the ones from Massive Voodoo. With this, the focus can be more precise on the miniature itself. I use them myself for years and are very happy with them, without even having a photobox or other shenanigans, except for a daylight bulb while painting and taking pictures, that as well helps a lot. Also, what about the base edges? If you don't plan to use them as well (I know I'm a little bit of an oddity regarding including the base edges as well), that's totally fine, but maybe you should give them a few black brushstrokes at the end, because at the moment, they seem to have some grey spots.