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Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by C0y0te, May 11, 2018.


  1. C0y0te

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    I've only used transparent paint up till now - and a maximum of two colours - so this was a real challenge. Also my first attempt at painting something personal without guidance or a tutorial to follow. Madness!

    It's proving to be very challenging but mixing all the colours required has, as expected, proven very useful in getting to know my pigments' idiosyncrasies.

    The finished piece will be pretty damn weird (assuming I don't **** it up!). :eek:

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    Cool, I would describe it more as "fruity" than wierd lol I'm assuming you're going to create a whole face using different fruits? The nose looks like an orange and the cheeks look like an apple or pear, an amazing concept wierd or not:thumbsup:
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    Hello Malky and welcome back!
    Nope no fruits, - at least not intentionally - here is the source image. You can see that I have a long way to go. It's very complex.
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    Agreed, that source image is weird. You're off to a nice start though. Good luck!!
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    Haha! thanks HellBird. ;)

    p.s I should add that the source is one of my digital sculptures.
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    So it's your own fault it's complicated then:p I doubt you'll have any problem with it, based on how well it has gone so far, looking forward to it:)
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    lollollol That makes it even better. Now I have to get out my lawnchair, popcorn, and large drink and sit back and watch this show. It will be interesting. :):thumbsup:
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    Yes, I'm to blame! Thank for that vote of confidence too. Pulling off the soft/hard edges stuff is going to be tricky, likewise the textures and the colours but otherwise it's plain sailing lol You wouldn't believe how may colours I had to mix just to paint the mouth/jaw area...
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    Haha! Best get on with your life as I will be some time! :laugh:
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    So true! Looking forward to see how it progresses anyway
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    It is very interesting. Good work so far...
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    Thanks Zotrilaxx.
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    You're definitely pulling off some serious depth and texture so far
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    Thanks Robbyrockett2. I have no real idea how to do this, just persevering and swearing a helluva lot.
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    haha, best that way sometimes
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    So far your nailing it when looking at the reference. Very nice textures so far
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    Thank you Jonathan. I'm currently doing the string which is very blurred and very sharp in places. Then it's the eyelids. I've no idea if that's the best way to tackle the image but it's what I've come up with until someone tells me otherwise. I live in hope, an eternal optimist. :)
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    It's a fantastic result! Looking forward!

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    Thank you for the encouraging words Micha der Wolf!
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    Looking really nice Buddy. The depth and colours are really cool.


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