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Leopard first try with template

Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by Jasmine, May 19, 2015.


  1. Jasmine

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    So here is my first attempt at the leopard. I stopped here without adding the detail with white as in the tutorial video. I can not for the life of me get the wicked detail white to spray. I get a few puffs then spatter and blobs. I've tried to play around with reductions but haven't found one that works yet. Maybe next time...

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    Very nice first try,
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    beanpoleuk Elite Member! Elite Member! Artist of the Month! Very Likeable!

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    There are some nice blends in there , looks as good as my first attempt, I struggled getting the white down and eventually gave up and ended up using a hairy brush.

    I have always promised myself to have another go now my skills have increased.
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    Very nice:) Much better than mine!
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod

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    Very nice... will be interested in the paint problem resolution. I've got that one set for a larger piece of paper.
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    I have the same issues with wicked detail. Maybe try switching to Createx illustration it's a much more user friendly paint.
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    White paint, no matter whose it is, has always been a pain.
    Tip dry, ad nauseum - but same with black, too, don't forget - has always been one of the biggest bugbears of the Airbrush universe.
    We live in hope there will come a day when this curse shall be lifted, and all shall enjoy tip-dry free painting!
    Sorry for the sermon, all. Got carried away!
    Seriously, though, a brillliant attempt at a not so easy pic.
    Keep it safe, then in awhile, do it again - say, 6 - 12 months from now.
    Nice work, Jasmine.
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    I think I'm going to try straining the paint through pantyhose and see if that helps. If I get a chance to try it tonight I'll update here. I do have some com-art, should have tried that....

    @beanpoleuk I was tempted to break out the hairy brush.

    Thank you guys for all of your kind words and advice. My next goal is to do my own sketch instead of using the template. I am loving (almost) every minute of this art form!
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    this is very cool, i'm yet to paint anything wildlife related, a paint i've recently got and have instantly fell in love with is etac , i've used a few different paints and this stuff just flows so much better than everything else I've tried, might be worth trying their white and see if it's any better :)
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    Nice job Jasmine.. you startin to get the hang of it :). Comarts white is a hair better to spray than wicked detail white but its still a bugger. The only solution ive come up with is I spray white with a .3 nozzle (badger 360) and the rest with my Krome.. .2.
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    I had a hard time spraying Com-Art white even through my .3 Eclipse. Made a real mess of my space scene.
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    Would like to see you do a the colour version of this with one of your great SBS's

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