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Il Pirate

Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by markjthomson, Jul 30, 2018.


  1. markjthomson

    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod

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    Ok so do you know who Marco Pantani is...? If not, he was a world class cyclist through the '90's. He won the Giro D'Italia in 1998 and the Tour de France in the same year, the first person in about 38 years to do so at that stage. He was short and an awesome climber. He had some classic tussles and in the mountains that tussle normally meant the rival was given a lesson in climbing. He holds the record for ascent of the Alpe D'Huez and Lance couldn't catch him. In the best Italian cycling tradition he was given a nickname, The Pirate. He is my favourite cyclist and so I've decided to do a couple of him.

    The first is a smallish piece (120 x 130mm) of Marco in yellow. It is painted on poster board adn will be another mixed media piece using Golden high flow for the most of it and permanent marker for the really sharp detail of the logo's.

    First off, transfer the image to the card, then on with the black and red logos. I'll cut a stencil for mapping out the face better. There are a number of very sharp edges that I want to capture.

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    Looks like this will be a fun piece Mark. I can see where the nick name came from too lol. .
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    Pirate is the name of the artist......:malicious:
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    Looking forward to seeing how you handle the shadow across his face. Will be an interesting one!
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod

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    I know, there are some very sharp lines in there...
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod

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    Il Pirate de-constructed
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod

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    Il Pirate reconstructed.
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod

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    I'll do a vague background then onto the sharp images.
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    And so I begins /)
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    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel!

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    No his name is "Coffee Pirate" lol
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod

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    Only a quick session tonight, I'm away for a few days so wanted to get some mapping done. I put in a vague background... I over reduced the paints adn ended up with an interesting texture on the left side... what is it you ask...? Hmmm, you tell me... ink blots for airbrushers... :)

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    While I'm doing stuff outside the face I'll do the signature earrings as well. Some shading grey to give the black and slightly brown look and a fiber eraser to bring out the bling stones, a scalpel to sharpen up the edges, a little shading on the right side and we're done. I'll tidy them up at the end.

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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod

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    I used some red oxide transparent and mapped out the features of the face and the sharp edged shadow on the left side (see, @Franc Kaiser that is how I'll deal with the shadow at the start...). Then I free hand mapped in some darker areas.

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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod

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    This is the progress so far. Happy with this! That is all for the moment, back Saturday my time, hopefully I'll get some done then! 2018-07-31 19.40.39.jpg
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    It looks good so far. I loved to see him race. Riders these days does not have that guts anymore. It is too scientifically and strategically worked out these days.
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    Fantasic start, I'm sure this will become a awesome portrait of a great sportsmen.
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod

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    Yes, he was great to watch... protect him till the mountains then let him go!
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod

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    Yup, wanting to take my time and do this one justice!
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    while you are doing a superb job of this, this is soooooooo not the pirate i was expecting to see when i opened the thread lol
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod

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    lol... this one is my favorite Pirate! I have another one of him with Lance Armstrong in the background. I want to do that one in tight focus as well, putting Lance out of focus.
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