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Skully Time!

Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by Visual Realm, Feb 15, 2020.


  1. Visual Realm

    Visual Realm Skull King Very Likeable!

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    Hey all! Just finished up this skull piece cause its been awhile since i painted one! Plus i wanted to see how better it would turn out on claybord. Im an even bigger fan of it now!

    6"x8" Claybord
    E'tac Efx Carbon black only
    Iwata Hp-C+
    3.5 hours

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  2. markjthomson

    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Admin

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    Claybord is the bomb... really lends itself to such great textures!
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  3. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Staff Member Admin Mod

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    Oh Boy !! A skull from the skull master abut time.
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    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Staff Member Mod Very Likeable!

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    That’s a killer piece VR. Glad to see you’re digging the clayboard.


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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Claybord =great stuff,
    skulls = great stuff

    skull from the skull king on claybord = AMAZING
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Staff Member Admin Very Likeable!

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    Great work and I love you put how much hours you needed for this piece. Give us noobs nice perspective we shouldn't expect good results in few minutes.
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  7. Visual Realm

    Visual Realm Skull King Very Likeable!

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    I always try to add how long it takes when i remember to keep track of time lol
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    AndreZA Love this place! Forum Supporter Very Likeable!

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    It looks brilliant. Almost CGI.
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    That looks great. Thank you for including the time it took. I'm really impatient, and it shows in my work. Seeing the time that things take will help me to try and slow down a bit.
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    Micha der Wolf Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    Skull master is activated again. Top!:thumbsup:
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    CassieB Young Tutorling

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    That is an outstanding piece of work!


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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Another great skull painting , nice one VR

    Lee
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    Visual Realm Skull King Very Likeable!

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    Patience is the key! Alot of times people tend to try a paint everything in one shot. To produce a good painting you have to try to paint in layers. And yes that takes patience in itself. Think of it like sculpting which is one of the main reasons i like doing black and white. I can slowly mold what im painting. Maybe give it a shot with something monchrome. If you do, you will soon see that it becomes fun to learn how to sculpt your painting and it will make you forget about being impatient and you can truly focus on retaining what you learned with each painting you do!! Hope that makes sense!
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    Franc Kaiser Detail Decepticon! Very Likeable!

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    That makes a lot of sense, VR. However, 3.5 h for sculpting this piece is still extremely fast!:thumbsup:
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    Visual Realm Skull King Very Likeable!

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    Ive learned how to balance speed and quality. Also the way i paint allows me to get through a painting faster. Instead of laying out everything before i detail, i detail as i go and work the painting like a wave. I just focus on one area at a time and just expand out from there until im through the image that im painting. Then when im all done, i go through and make the tiny detail and saturation adjustments cause i am then looking at it as a whole. Just easier for my eye to see. I will have to dig it up but i have a little slideshow video that shows what i mean about how i paint. I might post that up if i find it.
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