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Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by GeeDonV, Mar 19, 2017.


  1. GeeDonV

    GeeDonV Gravity Guru

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    I am working on grey skull, I'm using Taiwanese cheap ab, wicked opaque colour, as for this grey I've mixed 4 drops of 1 drop of black. I'm trying to make it lightly layer by layer. Any comments, advice and tips are welcome. Thanks [​IMG]

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    Nice start. Remember not to go too dark too fast.
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    and watch those outlines :) - especially if you're coming in so dark. Look at your reference/stencil, particularly in the nasal cavity on the left. You seem to have a pretty hard dark line there that is not on the reference. I'm nit picking but really this is stuff I learned that made my work improve so I pass that on to you :).
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    Thanks. I Really hope that I've remembered that word not to go too dark very soon. But i think I've failed again this time so sad.

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    Thanks, I've ruin it. Over doing it is my main issues all the time.

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    Here's is my update for this project. The chin is the most part that makes me frustrated the most. [​IMG]

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    It's not ruined, I used to do way worse. it's all part of the learning curve and I am sure most if not everyone here would agree about that. I still do it sometimes!
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    Yeah, im taking it positively since fail are the best teacher.. I've attached a picture as the progress for this.

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    Everything is a learning experience, in the beginning there are a lot of learning experiences LOL...
    seriously its not that bad.
    @IPT is spot on..... its all part of the learning curve.
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    Oh, its not ruined! I would suggest that you look at your reference and pick out the darkest areas and paint those in. Then, you can judge the values between white and black. Try it, you will find that you have not gone too dark yet.
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    Nothing is ever ruined...just improved!! Just keep at it!! I like it as is!!
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    Depending on your reference CALZ might be right. Sometimes things look to dark but only because there is not enough of the other dark areas to balance it. It looks dark to me, but once the other dark areas are put in at the right value it might be spot on. The shadow looks a little large to me but I don't what your reference image looks like so it could be spot on. Best advice is refer back to the reference and duplicate that :).
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    Thanks for it.. I have to look at it in a positive way and just keep practicing to get it right..

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    Sure what you're stated is right, i realized it should be done that way at first, but kinda got carried away and forgot those when im spraying. Lol. I need to get a sticky not beside the project after this.

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    Thanks for the advice.. Well, today that would be my high priority mission.

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    There is only one painting I've ever binned. That was a painting that I used frisket on canvas and cut through the canvas. Went into the trash. So don't use frisket on canvas. Otherwise, keep working it until you like it. :)
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    Really? Omg that was sad, btw thanks for the tips. I have never done anything on canvas yet. Somebody asked me to spray a motorcycle helmet. I have referred a tutorial on you tube to prep a helmet. But i did not started to lay anything on it yet.

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    Sound like a nice project. Take your time with the layout. Working on a curved surface is very different.

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