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And, to kick things off- a Derek Shezard I painted about a year and a half (or so) ago. I had said in another thread that I hadn't actually finished any Anima figures, but I'd forgotten I did a couple for demos in April 07.

 

DEREK'D!!

 

This was my first attempt at lighting effects. It turned out alright, and actually looks better in the photo than in person.

 

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Very nice! That lighting effect is not easy to do and I especilly like the way that you have included it on the basework.

But I have to ask, as a techno-virgin, how did you get that image into the posting? I thought I was doing well adding a link to photobucket! sad.gif

Mike

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1. Go to the image in your photoalbum. Bring up the full sized one, not the thumbnail version. Right click on the image, and (this is for Windows; I can't help you if you're on a MAc) select "Copy Image Location." As an example, I selected your Astraega figure, which puts "http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp178/Mike-Broadbent/SaintAstraega001.jpg" into my Clipboard.

2. Go to the forum thread you want to post in, and when you're in the window where you type your post, you'll see a string of icons at the top. One of them (it should be the fourth icon from the right side) is a little mountain with a sun- this is the Insert/Edit Image icon. Put the cursor in the text editing window to where you want the photo to appear. Then click the Insert/Edit Image icon. (there are more advanced ways to determine where you want your photo placed so that text can flow around it, but they confuse me, and this way is easier.)

3. Clicking that icon should bring up a dialog box. Put the cursor in the field marked "URL" and press Ctrl+V. This will paste the copied URL of your image into the box. You can enter text into the "Alternative Text" field if you like; this is the text that appears if the image link gets broken (if you later delete the photo from Photobucket, for example.) For now, just move the cursor to the Alternative Text box. When you do, your photo should appear in the preview window.

4. The other boxes can be left blank- these are for advanced formatting, and for shrinking/enlarging the photo. You can ignor ethem, for the most part. One thing I have noticed is that the Lorem Ipsum placeholder text in the preview window can't be deleted. Don't worry, as it will not appear in your post.

SaintAstraega001.jpg

 

And that's it!

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Nice work. I've never been able to sculpt, outside of the odd belt buckle or other doo-dad used to cover a joint. Mostly I don't have the patience for it. Plus, it takes away time from painitng, which is hard enough to come by these days.

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