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Grim Reaper - Trunk Project

Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by CALz AyrWKz, Feb 12, 2017.


  1. IPT

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    Well, there is away around that depending on how into it you want to get :). First off, a polarizing filter is amazing at cutting glare and reflections. That in and of itself might make your day :). If you really want to get into it then you need a tripod. Take one image, then another with the light source from a slightly different angle. Merge the two and you can effectively "erase" the hotspots. That requires some time and software though :thumbsup:.

    That said it is hard to capture the full essence sometimes of these paints. Especially the metallics, flakes and pearls. I find the sensors sometimes just can't render the color gamut as we see it either.
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  2. CALz AyrWKz

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    Thanks Louis. I do have a polarizing filter and a tripod and photoshop. I will definitely give it a try. :)
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    Still having trouble getting good pictures in my studio. But I finished the project. Here are a few to give you an idea of what it looks like. But can't get a good picture of the whole thing to save my life.

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    Sorry I can't capture the way it really looks. Need a professional photographer. LOL
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    oh that looks killer (pun intended :laugh:)
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  5. CALz AyrWKz

    CALz AyrWKz Moderator Mod

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    Thanks Jackie. This was a fun piece and lots of tiny work. So I was able to get some real control practice in. Before you know it I'll be painting on razor blades. LOL
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    The skull in the middle of the tombstone in front is about the size of an M&M. LOL
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    Love the atmosphere of this.
    Really exceptional work Cal! :thumbsup:
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    @GregStith Thanks. My son came over yesterday to look at it. He's my worst critic and it passed his evil eye! LOL I wiped it down with mineral spirits for him to see what it would look like clear coated and he loved it. I feel good about it now that he gave it the thumbs up. :cool: Of course, I could keep on finding things but my client got way more than he's paying for already and enough is enough.
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  9. CALz AyrWKz

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    This might be a better picture.

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    Sa-weet. What ever you charged the client, he got a great deal.
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    Great picture!
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    @Squishy.. Not enough. LOL It's okay, because I was having fun doing it and its about the artwork for me. But, I know I have to charge more for works of more detail like this.
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    Wow!!! This is so cool!! Excellent job toots!!! (Next time try panoramic pic maybe?)
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    Mate you have insane skills, very Kiwi Terry like in smoothness and creepiness!!
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    Skulltacular, who's Missy rip? :cool:
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    I know what you mean. You want to do the best job you can do and get all the detail you can in, so that you're happy with it. But that time isn't passed on to the client because it would end up crazy expensive. You end up just sucking it up because you cant let something go out there that you haven't put your best into.

    This is where I would fail as a business. I couldn't do something with less detail because that's all they paid for, I'd always want to take it further, until I was happy with it.

    We do under value ourselves though.
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    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

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    awesome looking piece and of one of my favorite subject too :D
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    @Squishy Exactly! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks that way. But, you're right. Can't run a business like that. That is also why you see such crappy work out there too. I look at some of the murals I see and think to myself, what a excrement job, I can do better. LOL
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    @Mr.Micron Thanks Herb. Yeah, I liked doing this one because I, too, like the subject.
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    Great minds think alike. Me and hubs have a secret code if we're at a show or something and you don't want to offend anyone if they happen to be nearby. If we see something which has been done by a shop, and looks half arsed, I'll say "oh look at this paint, I wish I had the chance to paint it" Which means I'd love to know what someone got charged for painting it, and (big headed I know, maybe one day my skill will match my delusions lol), wish I could have given them something better.

    I wouldn't want my name associated with less than my best. Those guys have it right though, business wise give em what they pay for, and move on to the next. And keep churning them out.
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