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Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by Big John 1945, Feb 9, 2018.


  1. Big John 1945

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    Well here is the last painting I did in 2017. Still lovin the monochrome work. This one is 16” x20” on

    Blair synthetic paper, Createx Illustration black 3pt to 2 reducer, Micron sb at about 10 psi.

    Started by mapping out the eyes and laying in some of the deeper wrinkles.
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    Add some work on the forehead and started layering for the hair on his left side

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    A lot more work on the hair and started to give the skin some texture.

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    Got to get to that beard and start layering. More shadows and texture on the skin.

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    Stand back a little to check the values (sorry about the lighting)

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    Starting on the shirt and chest. A lot more work on the beard with blade and fibre pen.

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    Think I'll call him done. Another old people just like me.

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    Great job!
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    Very nice!
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    Awesome!!!
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    Very nice :thumbsup:
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    That looks great! I think he kind of favors Kurt Russell. :)
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    That's what I was thinking!!!
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    This Kurt Russel?? Kurt Russel.jpg
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    Man that's something else! Nice work. I was surprised at your reduction. I usually start with more reduction. Different strokes for different folks.
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    Great job Big John! Your b&w work is always inspiration.
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    Thank you Micha, haven't seen much of your work lately, you must be busy.
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    Thanks for the kind words.
    Dru Blair uses his paint right out of the bottle spraying @ 22psi. I, however, cannot get used to that. Like you said,"different strokes"
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    Not really busy. I'm still looking for my motivation.
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    Thats really really good.
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    Yeah, that amazes me that he does that. I find I need the reduction to build better without pounding it on too dark. Clearly the difference between his skill level and mine :).
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    Awesome!!! I love monochrome work :thumbsup::)
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    Really hard to get motivated sometimes especially for you. You have challenged yourself on so many pieces and have done such a great job. I'm sure you will find something or a great commission will walk into your life.
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