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Discussion in 'Step by Step' started by AndreZA, Jul 28, 2016.


  1. AndreZA

    AndreZA Elite Member! Elite Member! Artist of the Month!

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    This is on a 24" x 20" Fredrix watecolour canvas panel. I gave it thin coat of gesso just to get it a bit white, not to get rid of the texture. I traced the image using a projector.
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    I did it in colours I'll be painting. This way you don't confuse line and the paint covers it more easily.
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    Close up of all the colours. I use Derwent watercolour pencils.
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    I painted in the background with a brush and tube aclylics. This is a mixture of lamp black and ultramarine blue.
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    I painted the edge just a fraction smaller than what is needed because I went over it with the airbrush to soften it. This way the subject will not look cut out.
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    Some other bits were added that needed the same colour.
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    Starting with burnt umber, I started with the biggest piece. the blue stuff on the side of the meat is Molotow liquid mask to preserve the highlights.
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    Build up more and used a stencil for added texture.Started adding in the other elements.
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    The cheese I also painted in but used E'tac for that. It's a bit out of sequence but I just wanted to see the contrast.
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    Filling in more of the other elements. All still burnt umber.
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    AndreZA Elite Member! Elite Member! Artist of the Month!

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    More elements goes in. I use stencils to give me sharp edges.
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    Basic droplets are added. Some highlights inthe cheese added while I had the eraser in my hand.
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    Starting with the lettuce. Here I ran two guns at a time. One with Sap Green and the other Arylide yellow. I put the green down first and go over it with the yellow.
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    I finished this bit by bit in order to keep track of it.
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    Lettuce in the foreground is done.
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    The background lettuce was done with less shield and less yellow. This makes it duller and gives it softer edges and pushing it back.
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    Some other green bits coloured in.
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    More definition added to the chease.
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    Applied a transparent mixture of napthol red and arylide yellow over the burn umber for the tomato.
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    AndreZA Elite Member! Elite Member! Artist of the Month!

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    I tried to keep the highlights as clean as possible. Otherwise cleaning it up with fibre glass pen is easy on teh canvas.
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    Started with the fries. I should have finished the whole painting in umber first but I just got carried away as soon as you start adding colour.
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    Went over it with transparent yellow ocher.
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    Fries finished off with a bit of transparent red ocher.
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    Table done with ochers and umber. Island sauce coloured. Top of bread roll filled in with burnt umber.
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    Top of bread roll coloured with brown and red ocher.
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    I missed the step where I worked on the bottom part of the bread roll. But it's the same as the top. And it is all done.
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    Excellent work, great result and really god SBS Andre... well done - thanks for that
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    Malky Pencil Pushing Protagonist Elite Member! Very Likeable!

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    Unbelievable, I just saw this in the July POM and wondered why I hadn't seen it but you sneaked it all in one go you cheeky little monkey, ;) incredible work although not exactly a surprise, I am now 99.9% sure where my vote is going and 97% of that is for the mouth watering lettuce, I was about to get on with the rest of my current project but to hell with it, I'm off to burger king instead:thumbsup:
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    Mmmm... Hamburgers.. Extremely nice and well executed.
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    great sbs :thumbsup: (and mouthwatering picture :p)
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    Outstanding mate! fantastic SBS also, love the tip about using coloured pencils will remember that one!
    cheers for sharing:thumbsup:
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    Great work again Andre :)

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    What no bacon???? Lol! Seriously, this is awesome, my mouth is actually watering!
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    Outstanding work but where is the BACON!!!! the perfect burger would have to have BACON on it to make it perfect :D Oh and a moonshine honey glaze
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    and avocado...
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    o_Oo_O Yuk
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    Must... eat... burger...


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    That is just all kinds of wrong, on all levels. I sentence you to go to your nearest town centre, and give yourself a birching, whilst chanting the mantra, "I will not desecrate the sacred sanctity of the holy burger" Then as a burger infidel, present yourself to the god of burger and beg for forgiveness, to cleanse you of your sins. This is sacred stuff.
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    HA HAAAAAA!!!... I defy you self proclaimed prophet of what must burger be... I will celebrate with a giant avocado, bacon, cheese, egg and patty burger, topped with beetroot and wrapped in a giant lettuce leaf!! :) :) Ha, not even the mighty dragons shall deter me... I AM INVINCIBLE!!! :)
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    what he ^ said......... minus the Avocado, not a fan, but it MUST have beetroot and bacon and egg on it
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    Partner in crime - I'l help you with the avo...
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    I cast thee out, foul desecrator of the holy burger into the very pits of doom, where thy so called invincibility shall cause you to live for eternity, to suffer the dragon spawned everlasting fires, which shall flame grill you for all time, in recompense for thy lifetime of burger atrocities. Or roll my eyes and sigh with despair. Or something.

    C'mon Jackster, sisters before misters. You got my back bro?
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