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Discussion in 'The OC Challenge!' started by JackEb, Mar 20, 2019.


  1. huskystafford

    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Very Likeable!

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    here is husky, trying to airbrush this gargoyle -.-
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    Power581 Needle-chuck Ninja

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    Looks like me trying to get out of bed in the morning.
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    It would make a cool T Shirt too Bro, just sayin lol. And you have seen some of the dumb stuff I’ve posted in the past. You know you’ll get nothing but help and support man.


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    It won’t be easy, but that’s not a bad thing. Having a little push to try something a bit more challenging is great, especially if it’s only practice, it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t work out quite how you wanted. I’m sure there’ll be a tonne of learning from it, and that’s what practice is for Buddy.


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  5. JackEb

    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Having fun is the first priority
    Learning is the 2nd

    If the end result is a blob with wings then you can chalk it up as a success.
    Nobody is expected to create a photographic replica. Soft focus minimalism would work, stick some Easter bunny teeth on him if you wish. Paint him in unicorn colors if that makes you happy...

    Now, who else can we tag to join in some fun....
    @Tuffnutz let’s see your style and flair on this one ....

    Tag away folks, the more the merrier :)
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  6. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

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    SO now I have a question on this challenge are we trying to do an exact copy of the reference or just using the reference as a starting point?
    I want to make sure I paint this how we're supposed to.
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  7. JackEb

    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Haha, since when do we Follow rules !!
    Paint it however you like, if you want to do realistic then do it realistic.

    This is just something we can all do, just like the challenge you threw out a few years back for the newbies and the seasoned pros. Same reference for all.

    Just do it to the best of your ability and then push a little harder. It’s all about fun and learning and seeing how other artists approach the same reference
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    I am with Jacky all the way : no rules no wrongs or rights use what ever you want or need , if you can do with a pencil but not with an airbrush by all means try to combine both tools or just use that pencil are you a wizard with a hairy brush and paint I wont stop you as long as you combine it with the airbrush
    and please dont let my step by step trow you off it is just a SBS nothing more
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    Is it called 'mixed media' when we combine different tools (airbrush, brush, pencils, erazers etc.)?
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    Cool cause I was thinking of trying to do it Chrome style LOL or Marble I am still thinking on it. But it gives me something to do :D
    But everyone who doesn't have their paint pal painted up better do that first :D
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    Yes yes yes, I’m on my 3rd attempt on my paint pal and trying not to rush it. It will be in the mail before I start this gargoyle, I promise. I’ve already printed out 3 different sizes of gargoyle reference and can’t wait to get started
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    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

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    I was not talking about you my dear but I was just letting everyone know paint pal first then Gargoyle :D
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    Does printer counts? ''insert Sneaky smile here''
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    Print it out as a line drawing then use the airbrush to colour it in.
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    Haha, I’m in the “PP first, Gargoyle second” camp too. I love how this idea has taken off.


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    Excuse the pun LOL.


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    It's a wonderfull idea, I'm in!

    I believe that one can achieve a better self-awarness about his own skills by doing this and comparing with the masters...

    I'll go with an A3, btw
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    Nice one Lucio! I’m really looking forward to seeing the different takes on the ref.


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    I love seeing all the responses on this challenge and the different ways people look at the ref , but let me remind you : Never ever let a ref intimidate you just break it down in shapes and shades dont look at all the details they are not important they are just important if you want to copy them and that is up to you and only you :D
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    So after getting my PP mailed out today and not feeling like working on my turtle picture I decided to start this one. It will teach me a lot about shading that's for sure. [​IMG]



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