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Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by musicmacd, Jul 14, 2017.


  1. musicmacd

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    Laid down some skin tones and basic highlights using a Fabre Erassr pencil.
    Createx Illustration paint on Blair paper A4 size. Thanks!

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    Cool start. A lot of skin tones I see!

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    Oh yeah! It's showtime. Love it!
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    Hey, Paul - (looks fantastic, as always!) - I have a odd ball technique I am just starting to play with that might be worth giving a try. I will mention up front that I am working with Golden Hi Flow on Yupo, which I get is different than Createx on Blair - I find that erasing with my combo is not as forgiving as working on your combo, so almost accidentally discovered that I could use a cotton bud (q-tip) lightly wetted with airbrush cleaning fluid to wipe over delicate areas, and then either turn to an eraser to work the area, or even turn the cotton bud over, and use the dry side to bring up some really nice, soft highlights. I have been playing with the wet cotton bud by removing some cotton to reduce it's size, and even shaved them into a pointed stick and used the fluid to wet the stem to get fine line highlights... What I am seeing is that they (the highlights) turn out softer, without as much harsh contrast. Might be something to play with, using the chem's Dru included with the skull kit. Just a thought...
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    Looking great Paul! At the moment she looks like she has been in a fight. Lol.

    Nice idea Dave I'll have to work it into my repertoire. Our ever growing bag of tricks!


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    You make me feel sick with how fast you get paint layed down and looking like that,I've been working on one over a week now and I'm about ready to toss it in the trash now!
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    Haha!! That's funny!! For the record, I colour matched the 2 lightest tones I could see, then used Sepia/Umber/red Violet to proved a bit of shading and Koas, all up this 3hrs work, which for me is fast! There is a part of me that is trying to be an artist now and now trying to get every detail of the photo perfect, I think this attitude may help my style develop further.
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    Thanks DaveG, thats a great tip!!(pun intended!) to be honest I have used them and love the organic look they give. I also bought some pens with refillable cartridges and filled them up reducer which works as like fine line eraser, great for foliage and general erasing, also the time it cures on the paint gives you different results/strengths!
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    Well being a tired I decided to empty the cup of Sepia on the painting, why not I thought should be fun.....

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    Ouch! Sorry to hear. :cry:
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    time for some error correction - YIKES! sorry, man...
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    O NOES :eek: when that happens to me, nobody is save within 10 meters.
    I hope no casualties where fallen around you.
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    Glad to see that the rumors that you are human are true. :D
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    Ouch that had to hurt. The hardest part of that is getting the edge to blend. Been there too many times so I feel you frustration.


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    Wait till you see his fix on it before you call him Human Jackie!!;);)
    sorry to see that opps moment there Paul:(
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    I did this on my very first piece..was working on a piece of glass on the backside so everything had to be painted highlights to background. Got almost finished with it and forgot to put the cap on my eclipse and tilted too far forward and dumped the whole cup of paint on the glass pane. As soon as I blotted it up it started eating away most of that area. Never made it look right after...
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    Challenge excepted, 40mins later we're back'ish' to where it was before the accident! Just have to put the details back in there now! Forgot to post this last night !!

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    Holy crap!!! Ok, when I fixed my mistake you could still kinda tell something was off...u...well it's not fair is all I can say...good job bub, good job
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    Smart arse!!;) Great repair paul:thumbsup::thumbsup: And now we know your not Human!!
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    He's a cyborg, half man half machine :laugh:
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