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Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by musicmacd, Aug 14, 2019.


  1. musicmacd

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    been painting lots of textures this year and feel it’s time to up my “soft” game a bit, this is painted with all buffered/mixed with white paints, even the hair! I’m finding not using reducer is really helping flow - go figure, lots of umber/sepia and blue violet plus white :) 95%freehand work, - something else I want to “up my skills” in! 803A7840-8372-4F6A-BC7E-44BB20A10F92.jpeg
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    She looks a bit swollen lollollol
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    And it’s not finished either!
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    As always looking great
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    Not swollen, just waiting for the Botox to settle lol
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    Outstanding as always! The white creates interesting values.
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    For sure! It helps melt the pigments too I think!
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    A few hrs more, I’ve eaten far too many crisps and banana sweets..... 69F2AFD7-D267-4203-993C-06CC70AD6458.jpeg
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    I have been working with some new paint, I believe a re-branded version of Createx, that I have noticed the same thing - no reducer, and it just sprays all day. The minute I try reducing with anything, it starts to dry on the needle instantly... and the paint is thick. When I first added it to a color cup, I thought there was no way it would go through the brush.

    Off to a fantastic start on your female portrait. I love that you are ALWAYS striving to improve!
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    Lovely rich colours MacD, paintings good too lol I didn't think she looked too puffy earlier. Great work anyway.

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    I saw you testing on FB, Dru only uses reducer for effects too, sometimes I feel like I know nothing about painting!
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    Thanks! I think my new printer and lighting is helping make more natural yet saturated paintings :)
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    And some more work... 5ADEE752-D831-48B3-A341-9C4E00ADCC59.jpeg
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    Incredible! She's coming through the computer screen!
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    Cooking on gas with the DOF butty. Good job. Sometimes Less is More.
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    Same stage but taken with my canon 5dmk2
    From now on I will set up my camera for the final photos, so much closer to the painting 3B671370-1ADC-4977-872A-C02568068529.jpeg
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    I use Botox on all my paintings.:)
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    I will try that!
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    Don’t ever update your drivers firmware. They are getting very sly these days especially Epson. They alter the firmware so that you can only use genuine inks. It makes one or two of the print head colours go out of sync and stop working so you cannot use CISS. It already cost me a printer.
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    Thank you and understood!
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