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Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by Robbyrockett2, Oct 2, 2017.
So my next two projects......
First the references and then the first one all drawn up.
I promise I'll break out a real camera and get some better pics in here soon....
Looks like they'll be some interesting projects to watch! Keep us posted Mate.
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So for the first one, I'm predicting a fair amount of scratch work going on. I was thinking for the Irises I'll put down a dot of root beer color, Then Liquitex gloss varnish, then black , then scratch back out around the outer edges and pupils to bring the root beer back out.
What would you guys use as a ( for lack of a better word that i can think of) intercoat when planning to scratch something but not back to the substrate?
Cool piece you are going to start look forward to watching it .
I thought i'd commented on this one. Looks like you have some good reference, looking forward to following the progression.
So the light flesh tone is down. It looks a little dark against that stark white, but when i check it through the reference its actually just a touch lighter.
Its going to have a dark background so I thought i would do that over the skin to make the edges... Should give me a bit more cotrol over how sharp the edge is?
Slow progress on this one. I just finished up doing a painting for a proposal on a water feature/sculpture piece for a high-rise entrance ,Island in front of the door type thing. Then I did some custom space scene Vans shoes for my step-daughter.
I don't know, should they get their own finished artwork thread?
Anyhow heres where I'm at..... I'm occasionally guilty of painting in certain features in no particular order (The green glass).
I've definitely been playing around with my reductions as suggested. Getting softer blends out of that.
I'm pretty happy with the progress so far. Though I'm more and more sure i need a mac valve and/or a tank to take full advantage of the new krome.
I'm happy this is going to be a dark background because i went to get some frisket and the hobby lobby had none so in all the free shielding I've gotten her pretty dirty. For my first color " portrait" I guess you'd call it and my second one ever I think It's going quite well.
So she's beginning to get some details. I still haven't figured out exactly how I'm going to do the t-shirt pattern. Its almost a mini camo pattern. I thought about a little vermiculite over a light clear then spray the contrast color then brush off the vermiculite but ill have to test that. Maybe some dryer lint smashed flat. Maybe dryer sheet stretched a bit. The hair I used some metallic copper in with a red-orange color to make an under painting. Should be a cool effect when I scratch through to it. I may give her a different hairdo... slightly or drastically. Not sure yet. I fuzzed up the paper in a couple of spots erasing but i have a fix for that.
Well the face is on. I repainted the face about 12 times before i got something i was kind of ok with. Each attempt wasn't too far off from what I have but you know, a line goes off by the teensiest bit and it doesn't even look like her anymore. My .21 regulator stripped out so thats making things harder.
I wish the whole thing were cleaner but I think the speed and accuracy that comes with practice, frisket , and a compressor tank will all help. Then again who doesn't like a dirty girl sometimes
So I accidentally discovered the way to get that shirt pattern.....
I was working on leveling the paper so i can end up with a nice glossy finish and getting rid of the divots and spots i burned though the paper erasing by clearing and sanding with 600 grit. and this pattern "magically" appeared in the areas i was starting to sand. So I layed down some white over my grey and then sanded in a nice little circular motion and voila!.... closest I'm gonna get to the pattern on the shirt.
Never would have thought the pattern of the foamboards high spots would do the trick!
I loved my van's shoes growing up shes going to love those I'm sure!
She seems to like em. I got test out those jacquard metallics in the process, you cant see the shimmer in that terrible pic but for an hours work they turned out pretty cool.
5 seconds from starting over on her last night but finally convinced my self that at this I may as well finish this one and I can always do another. But then tonight I had a miracle night. I believe due to using some rain ex washer fluid as a reducer when i ran out. Whatever it was my brush and the paint were acting so beautiful I basically went over the whole thing and brightened her all back up.and reworked some details. If my brush cooperates this well in the future this whole painting would probably take about 3 hours.
So I've got a little more cleanup and some tiny details and she'll be ready for background!
To her back right im putting a big tesla coil with the bolts wrapping around behind her and hitting a ground near where the train case is in the reference.
But, I still need some walls and maybe some crazy machine or two to be sitting behind her. So anyone have any suggestions on reference pics for the backdrop?
Maybe the time machine?
Or Willy Wonkas Train thing or boat just for fun?
Thank you! I've felt way out of my comfort zone the whole time doing this one. It's been a learning experience
Really looking good Robbie.
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