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SBS Cheshire Cat

Discussion in 'Step by Step' started by Oxygen, Sep 21, 2016.


  1. Oxygen

    Oxygen Needle-chuck Ninja

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    Ok, this is my first SBS so bear with me and if you're missing something, please ask.
    The materials I used: Yupo paper 5x7 inches, Etac fx paints, Iwata Micron cmc+

    This is the final product.

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    I started by putting the subject lightly on paper with a graphite pencil, followed by blocking in the background (no masking whatsoever used). For the background I used a mix of black and Phthalocyanine blue.

    Then I lightly indicated the darker areas in the cat itself as you can see below. After indicating the darker areas I immediately started with darkening the eyes. Ow and by removing most of the pencil lines.
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    I still had some black (with a drop of blue) in my airbrush, so I continued with lightly layering the fur in the darker areas.

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    As I got annoyed with the fur quite quickly :D so I shifted to the mouth and decided to work on this first, still with the same mixture of paint.

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    But after the mouth there were no distracting jobs to do, so back to layering the fur..... Denser layers on the darker parts, keeping the light spots in the fur. During layering I erased the fur with a Faber Castell eraser pencil (the red one) to give it a bit more depth.

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    And more fur....

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    First some subtle shading on the teeth and then......time for color. I mixed Arylide yellow with Naphthol Red and a tiny bit of Phthalocyanine blue for the yellow-brown mixture that was used on the teeth.


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    The same colours but now mixed more towards a red-brown (even slightly purple hue) were used for the fur (applied very lightly).

    Arylide yellow, Naphthol Red and a bit of black were then mixed to a dark red mixture ,which was used for the inside of the ears, nose and gums.

    Highlights that were lost, were retrieved by erasing with the eraser pencil.

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    Almost done, the eyes were next. I mixed Arylide yellow with Phthalocyanine blue to a yellow-green color and applied the first layer. Then I immediately erased the bottom "triangle" sections and the highlights with the eraser pencil and I made some lines in the eyes. With the same paint mixture I applied another layer, resulting in the 2 different green colours due to the transparency of the paint. Again the highlights were erased. Finally, the mixture was adjusted to a more blue color to make the darker sections in the eyes and highlight were erased.

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    The last bit to describe (actually done before the eyes, but I forgot to take a picture) was colouring the light spots in the fur towards a blue color using Phthalocyanine blue and again some erasing in the fur during the process.

    Tadaa finished!

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  2. markjthomson

    markjthomson Very happy! Staff Member Mod

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    Cool SBS - well done for your first
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  3. Johnny T.

    Johnny T. Gravity Guru

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    Cool Oxygen, thanks for showing us.
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    Maple Art Elite Member! Elite Member!

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    well done SBS! love the eyes!
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    mickolaus Double Actioner

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    way to go oxy!! Thanks for the great SBS
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  6. basepaint

    basepaint Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Another great sbs to add to the list of things to try thanks for posting:thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  7. AndreZA

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

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    Excellent tutorial. Thank you.
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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Thanks for that Oxygen really nice explaination.

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  9. steveo017

    steveo017 Gravity Guru

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    Thank you for the excellent tutorial.:thumbsup:
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  10. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

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    Very nice SBS thanks for sharing it .
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    Thank u very much!!!! Excellent job on this sbs!!


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  12. Micha der Wolf

    Micha der Wolf Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    Great SBS!
    Whenever I see this funny cat makes me laugh!
    Thank you!
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  13. Oxygen

    Oxygen Needle-chuck Ninja

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    Yeah me too, and I'm not even a big fan of Alice in wonderland, just love this cat :D

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