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Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by hamaf, Jan 11, 2017.


  1. hamaf

    hamaf Gravity Guru

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    I saw beanboleuk and AndeaZA's (sorry if I remember the names incorrectly) fox paintings and got inspired so I decided to try it. This would be my second try on fur. Inspiration and excitement quickly vanished as I ruined my first attempt. I don't have any cleaner to wipe paint off the clayboard so I had to sand it off. This almost ruined the clayboard and weird swirl like things came in to the surface, is there something inside the clay?

    The paint had massive adhesion to the board for some reason, so it did not come off easily. I'm not sure why. Maybe I had so much reduction that it really soaked into the clay. Anyway I started over and this is what I got. More practice is needed and I have now read tip's and instructions and hopefully the next one is better. I should've also made better job at tracing because the shapes are wrong. Fur is overwhelming. :confused: 18x24cm It looks okay on the picture but in real life it's a little "dirty"

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    Leakyvalve Young Tutorling

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    Looks pretty impressive to me.
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    I like that. Very clean looking. Nothing wrong with that fur m8 i wish i could get close to that, id be well pleased with myself. Nice!
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    Really great looking! I love seeing all these awesome animal paintings!
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    For second try it looks great. Dirty is usually caused by overspray. Always pay attention to the direction you are pointing. Point towards the inside darker areas when using dark and when spraying light aim toward light areas only if the color is lighter. Also keep your air as low as possible to avoid blow back on hard surfaces. Also increase the angle of the easel to almost vertical. These little tricks will help.


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    What motion did you use sanding? That might explain the swirls. They aren't obvious. What paint were you using? It looks great.
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    Shoot, for a second attempt, it looks pretty darn good to me! Whatever issues you feel you had with this one, (which are not noticeable to the viewer by the way) you will use to improve your next one. I say, well done!
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    I use E'TAC paint, maybe I was too agressive with the sanding.. but on the otherhand I just sanded the paint off.. used 800 grid. I would like to test on a new panel but I don't know if it's worth it. It looks to me as if something is showing through. But I'm no expert, it should handle some sanding.

    Airbrush Dreams Thanks for the tips!
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    WOW!!! WOW!! WOW!! I cant even paint this good!! Thats amazing!! Great job!
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    I think I figured out what went wrong with the sanding.. Maybe the paint was not dry enough and was balling under the sanding block and therefore left marks on the surface. I was in a panic mode and started sanding like a crazy person pretty fast. :laugh: Anyhow, it doesn't matter since they are not visible from a normal viewing distance.
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    Looks great to me:thumbsup::thumbsup:,what Etac paints are you using??.In my limited experience of clayboard I too sanded off a pic using a grey scotchbrite and a tiny bit of water and that went good.(using Etac efx paint).
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    Way better than my first attempt at fur :) very nice job indeed, you have reproduced a lovely soft natural look to the fur, well done. To clean the clay bord I spray with water and wipe off with a rag. Anything left I just stand with grey scotchbrite or you could use fine wire wool.

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    Very good. Definitely be proud of that.
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    looking nice.
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    It looks like you did a fantastic job on this one. The fur looks so very soft. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    Thanks people! Now I'm in a major depression mode as I tried to do another portrait, and... failed so bad.
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    I seem to get there as well. Don't sweat it. Get back on the horse and try again. Even in the failed ones, experience has been gained. :)
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    Nice job. Has some good depth to it.

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