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  1. AndreZA

    AndreZA Elite Member! Elite Member! Very Likeable!

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    Very shallow depth of field is amazing.
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  2. haasje dutchairbrush

    haasje dutchairbrush Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    The end is near :p.

    I finished the clothing and the most horrible beard I ever did (needs a bit of tweaking but I'll do that when the hair is done), on the reference most on the right side of the face is just plain black but I was afraid this would be a tad boring so I made more of the beard visible, I'm also going to add some hair (knowing who it is now, it was easy to find some references showing his hair).

    Normaly I'm not a big fan of changing references this much (you easily lose the realism) but i think I can get away with it this time :)

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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    if you hadn't said you'd 'changed' the reference, nobody would be any the wiser. Stellar job as always Haasje.
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    Freakaziot Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    Holy crap haasje your flying trough this one.
    Amazing progress!
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    It's looking amazing. I am particularly intrigued with depth in the weave like material around his neck. It looks stunning (as does the rest of the piece but this element jumps out at me). Did you do this with one or two colors and then use transparents to push back the darker areas? Did you paint each individually or use erasing? It looks awesome.
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    Welcome back and Awesome piece,glad you didnt wear your fingers out...Oh and is it father christmas??lol:whistling:.Dude the eyes are amazing:thumbsup:
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    theo-art Needle-chuck Ninja

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    looking great already haasje.
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    haasje dutchairbrush Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    It's all done with E'tax transparant black (efx). I didn't take a lot of pics but this might help a bit making clear how I did this.

    1. I layed out the general pattern and the initial texture
    2. With erasors (electrical, pencil, fiberglas) I picked out the highlights again and did some more texture work. After this I went in with paint again to get rid of the obvious erasor "marks" and fiddled some more texture where needed.
    3. For the "shape shades" I just fogged them in and adjusted the light/dark where needed. As these were little squares I could get away with this without looking too much at how the checker pattern bended (our eye will cheat us and bend them with the light/dark), with larger checkers (flags) you will have to take care that the checkers benc with the shadows.
    4. Patched up the highlights with erasors and blended the white highlights again after that iff they were in the darker areas where needed.

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    ad fez kind of a big deal = Admington

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    Top stuff buddy! Is this the new trans black?, looks a nice true black!
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    ad fez kind of a big deal = Admington

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    Ah now i see your earlier reply!
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    haasje dutchairbrush Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    There is a new transparant black from E'tac ?(marissa I gues). That would be awesome, I realy don't like the erasability of the efx transparant black when it's put on in thicker layers (which you'll need to do to get to actual black)
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    Looks amazing HJ great tips too!
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    Top job again , i also like the lighting on this, wow , that beard must have been a real pain ..

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    Yes there is a new" Marissa" transparent black
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    Stunning - thanks for the explanation on the fabric technique too :thumbsup:.
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    Cordyk Sheriff Woody (Admington) Admin

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    Absolutely brilliant mate, say no more!!
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    wery like it
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