I've been meaning to highlight my mindset or mental approach towards painting (polished) armour in a simplified way from imagination for a while, and with some visual examples. This recent piece was a good one to go with. Basically I try to imagine a horizon view onto my armour, adding colours based on which angles face what. (up sky, down ground) I just like the autumn orange grass for easy aesthetic contrast with blue sky. I've used this a few times before, so there's some more examples below to when I applied this logic too. I might apply a similar logic to eyes too, tho much simpler as I tend to do just the sky with a tree line cut out for them (if even). Unless it's indoor, then I'd probably just do some windows. Or just a very sharp highlight... This is typically just my easy go to baseline aesthetic. I can always go more complex accurate (or I can just go rough unpolished metal without any of this...) Side-note: This logic is based mostly on 'Surface Reflection'.