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Wilson - A Memorial

Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by markjthomson, Jun 3, 2017.


  1. GregStith

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    Looking good
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    Had the day off work today - coughing and hacking, snot running thinner than a reduction for a 0.18 micron... TMI, anyway, onto some painting for the day. More colour, texture, some removing of liquid mask and here is the first look without the mask. The dark things that look kind of like tics are my magnets... Onto doing some close range detail and some tidy up stuff... almost done. 2017-07-18 15.53.56.jpg

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    Hey now @JackEb @Squishy @musicmacd @beanpoleuk quick opinion. I am wanting to take the far landscape detail and push it further back with the sort of haze you get over distance. My thought is to use a very dilute weak grey. Any particular ideas?
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    lol I don't think asking me is one of your best ideas, I'm sure one of the others will guide you in the right direction
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    Reduced white would knock bacj back the detail and also give you a bit of blue shift you could use to your advantage . :)

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    Sweet, there we go - that's why you guys know stuff! Cheers for that.
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    Test the theory out on a separate piece of material first ... :)

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    I've had success pushing back with over reduced white, it makes the colour less vibrant, and a little hazy giving the illusion of distance. Looks like you would get some blue shift here, as Steve said. Could work to your advantage, but yes - test first just to make sure it doesn't throw everything else off.
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    Yeah I'm with bP - white would be my first choice.
    The dog and the sky are at the complimentary ends of the colour wheel so they pop that little bit extra too!!
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    OK time to put in some plants! Spray some base sepia for the branches then add some green, mark in some leaf like shapes, the object here is build up a texture and depth and then detail last... spray over the shapes, repeat in random place, spray again, repeat until the depth is what you want. Then some specific leaves, then more paint, more leaves, repeat till you have the depth you want.

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    OK so the final finishing stage. I added some white to drop the sky intensity, then smudged a bit. i tried to correct it but decided I'd install another toi toi bush in front of it.

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    So here is where I'm at, what else do I need...? any suggestions...? Is there anything glaring that annoys you when you look at it...? 2017-07-22 13.53.29.jpg
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    Looks good to me Marky :) tons of work gone in it hey!
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    There is one thing... that it's so freakin good! Very nice work :)

    If I may make a comment: I'm not sure if you were going for a "photorealistic" look here or whatever, but the more I look at this, it seems to have a "dreamy" quality. Given the backstory on this work, I think that adds to the painting. It's like you are remembering Wilson, or maybe that he is in a better place... maybe my eyeballs are melted Idk. I really like that.
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    Thanks for that. Yes it is tricky - I would have liked photorealistic but there wasn't a good reference so that image is made of 4 others. I agree, I'm very happy with the look I've got.

    I sent the photo to the Woman I'm doing it for and she likes it. She asked if I could soften the edges to make it less sharp (less stenciled...) so I'm working on that now.
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    OK so softened the edges...

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    And I'm going to call this fun project done! 2017-07-22 17.44.05.jpg
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