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Discussion in 'General Airbrush Discussion' started by Mark Milburn, Feb 11, 2020.


  1. Mark Milburn

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    Good Day.

    Today's work is Quint from Jaws. You will all remember him; unless you are below 30, or so! I'm doing pretty well, but I am nearing the sideburn portion and am stumped at what technique should be used to get it correct. Without it being right, it won't work. It's kinda like steel wool, but not as dense. Has anyone done something similar and could give any advise! I am attaching my reference photo!

    thank you!

    Mark
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    hey Mark. I am not the right person for this, but maybe this 46 minute video can help you a little.

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    If you haven’t already done so then check out some of the SBS (step by step) threads, there are many there that are far better to advise than me (or Husky if his post above is any indication)
    MacD has done a couple of Morgan Freeman which could get you headed in the right direction
    All I will suggest is have some paper or whiteboard ( whatever you have handy) and practise different techniques until you find one that works :) - sometimes the most illogical things work
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    I was just keeping him company until you guys come to pay a visit here :laugh:
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    You’re a good little Husky :D
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    you are teasing!
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    Ok, things just got weird !! o_O
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    damn, I didn't pay attention. I just seen husky, now when I went to check big picture again I see what is happening. I really didn't pay attention before lol
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    there are a few ways to do that side burn eraser techniques would work real good if your paint can be erased , using wires as a stencil would be a second option or a combination of both
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    Thank you Ronald!
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    Thanks JackE. I'm noticing that everyone who does very nice work does all the skin texture, flaws, freckles, etc first and then eventually gets to the overall skin tone, shading etc. I think I'm doing things backwards!! I appreciate the link!

    Mark
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    Haha, yes we are all backwards!!
    When you start talking realism it becomes all about textures and layering those textures and it may seem that those details get buried once the ‘skin tone’ goes on but that’s the beauty of transparent (Createx illustration) paint, those details will still be seen but now a lot more subtle.
    It’s all about creating the ‘illusion of’ rather than every single pore, your brain will fill in the gaps :)
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    Very true! I usually watch some of Dru Blair's videos every few days just to remind myself that it can be done!! My first attempts would have earned me at least a 3rd place in the 6 year old finger painting class! There's no where to go but up!



    Mark

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