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Paplo II Black&White Portrait

Discussion in 'Step by Step' started by Micha der Wolf, May 7, 2017.


  1. Micha der Wolf

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    So friends,I had it some time ago announced a guidance for my second Paplo picture to write and now the first part is finished.Here I show how I paint most of my black / white pictures.There has been little change in the individual work steps, but my skills with the Airbrush have improved. This can be seen in the many details.Above all, the many wrinkles and pores of the skin are a challenge for the abilities with the gun.This image is sprayed on a primed MDF plate, size 35x50cm and 10mm thick.The primer is from Caparol and is called Capacryl Haftprimer. It can be sprayed or rolled well and is ground after 3-4 layers. The final cut is made with 1200 '.This substrate is absolutely smooth and white and very good for scratching and etching as it is very firm. This substrate has a disadvantage, it is less absorbent and therefore the risk of "spinning".
    It was sprayed with AeroColor black by Schmincke and my evolution 0.2mm.

    I start with a print of the reference. From this I cut out the darkest areas with the scalpel and spray them black
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    The back I make with a pencil black and then draw the main areas. On the subsoil I now have very fine lines which serve as orientation.
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    Now I spray with black the first thin layers. For this I diluted the black. 2 drops Black 2 drops Airbrushmedium (Transbase) and 6 drops of water. Pressure 1bar.This mixture is easy to spray and has a very good control with the pistol. Now I build the basic skin structure in other thin layers. I start with erasing to set lights. For example, on the eye. The skin structure I build on with thin lines for the wrinkles and many small points for the pores. These two textures are superimposed and complementary. This is a challenge for the finger and the patience. I always use a piece of paper to try.
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    Fortsetzung folgt!
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    The next steps are repeated again and again. After spraying an area, you start and work out the highlights. I use a 2mm glass fiber eraser the scalpel and the eraser. A new layer is sprayed over it and the process is repeated until you are satisfied with contrast and sharpness. Always pay attention to the reference image. In the eye I sprayed and etched three times. On the nose, the light is most reflected there are the brightest areas in the image. Sometimes you have to spray some wrinkles and pores again.
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    Fortsetzung folgt!
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    Now the left side of the face. Here the process is executed as on the right side. First, I spray the wrinkle structure then I add pores and other shades and work out the lights with the various erasers. The more the image area from the focus, the softer and blurred the lights and contours. Again and again I check with the reference picture the contrast and sharpness.
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    Now the forehead. Here I use the same techniques as on the face. First the folds on the structures and pores and then the lights. The higher you get, the softer and darker the forehead. With such a large surface, the electric eraser is my best friend.
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    Fortsetzung folgt!
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    To finish the beard. Since I had sprayed Paplo once before I was clear how to paint the beard. The basic structure and shape I put with fine daggerstrokes so you have an oration for scratching and erasing. The first ones I still spray very thin and erase with the glass fiber eraser the beard softer. Then I spray some areas a bit darker and repeat the scratching with the scalpel. At the end the transition to the dark is sprayed and the image gets its depth and darkness. Now the contrasts in the face look different and you have to check again the lights.
    To the left and to the right of the head are also hair which are so painted but they are sprayed again so they go into the background.
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    After some corrections with the lights and shadows and details, I painted the picture with clear lacquer matt of Glasurit.
    I signed the picture on the back as it would have disturbed front.
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    I hope you like the instructions and maybe it is an incentive and motivation to paint a black / white picture!
    I will post a few short videos on Youtube where my spraying technique and scratching technique can be seen.

    Greetings Michael
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    Really good SBS , thanks for sharing.
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    Thank you Bean!
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    Thanx for sharing, Michael! Very much:)
    It's another of the top SBSs here on the forum. Definitely goes to my collection.

    But I have not created a file for Steve's recent SBS for his horses! Need to do something!:)
    Thank you guys for sharing! These lessons are useful. Sometimes I look through them to refresh my memory and sometimes I find something new in words that were already read.
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    Thank you Vladimir!

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    top job on the SBS
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    Always enjoy the thoroughness of your SBS another one bookmarked to help me when challenged.
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    I needed this Before I painted your paint pal picture of Margie :sour:Thanks For the sbs Micha Well done!:thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    Awesome job! Thanks for sharing. PLEASE post the video, that would be great. :thumbsup:
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    Thx as lot for this tutorial !!
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    nice job. thanks for the SBS. Im looking forward to your videos:)
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    Thank you all for your comments!:thumbsup:
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    Thanks Micha for sharing with the group. I hope some day can share something here.


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