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Another go at lips

Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by Jimmyfingerz, Feb 8, 2018.


  1. Jimmyfingerz

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    Decided to have another go st the lip picture I done the other day to try and match the skin tone this time, also using lana vanguard synthetic paper and CI paints.
    Got a bit of the bottom lip done, just need to add more detail and highlights.
    Using a freehand mask but have a habit of of dragging the paint hence the smudging under the lip, I thought it was overspray at first then noticed It was happening with the freehand mask.
    Not sure if I should erase it or just spray over it.
    Anyway critique welcome and I hope you like my development from all your advice.

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    Thats coming along nicely!
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    Cheers Jurien, i’m happy
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    You need to practise with the hand shield.
    It looks like 'underspray' which is the same as overspray but it goes under the mask/shield.

    Hold the shield down where you are spraying, invest in a metal back board, tape your substrate to the metal and then use magnets to hold the shield down and stop it lifting. You should also be learning to spray away from the mask, not towards it - again minimising the chance of spray getting underneath. Your pressure shouldnt be overly high either.
    For lower pressure you need to reduce the paint so it will spray at the lower pressure.


    You will have to remove the spray before you do the skin tone or you'll get some really funky colours going on
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    Youll also have to fix the overspray on the teeth... unless you want pink teeth :thumbsup:
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    Maybe she's just eaten a candy apple...... oh wait, wrong thread lol
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    Im still trying to figure out where to get a metal board and those cool little magnets :(
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    Maybe in the reference photo she has chapped lips... that would explain the pinkish color on the skin around the lips lol
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    See, a true artist incorporates their mistakes into their art! o_O
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    Maybe she’s terrible at applying lip stick :D
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    All noted, I did try to spray on the mask but my pressure was really high because the CI wouldn’t spray bellow 20psi.
    I need to learn to reduce
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    I need to learn a lot lol
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    I was always told to have a under painting of the flesh color under the lipstick color to make it more life like.
    But the shading on this one looks great.
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    Yeah! You're getting the hang of this now lol

    Seriously, yes you need to hold the mask very very still, and use a low pressure aimed either straight down or slightly away from the mask. Yes, it takes a little practice to get the feel for it. Once you finally master all the intricacies of masks and stencils, then you can screw up your artwork by trying to blend those crisp clean lines with freehand work! Yay!
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    Thank you sir, I like how vibrant the CI paints are. Also love the synthetic paper but need to get better with the erasing.
    I think i’m too heavy handed
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    So tomorrow will be speant learning to thin the CL paints now lol
    Using a mask and spraying is multi tasking..........i’m a man
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    Well no duh, why do you think duct tape and WD-40 are man's best friend? :p Sometimes I have trouble breathing and pulling the trigger back at the same time!
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    Lol
    The wife does the multitasking, she is a black belt in the art of juggling tasks
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    Ok serious question, how would one go about removing that over/underspray?
    Would an electric eraser be my best bet?
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    q-tip and damp it with reducer/isopropyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol depending what you have handy.

    Roll or gently rub the worst of it with the q-tip and deal with the rest of it with a soft eraser, the electric eraser will likely damage the surface if you go to heavy handed.
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