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Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by GregStith, Sep 20, 2020.


  1. GregStith

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    One of my daughters requested this piece and it’s going to be a doozy. The size is 10 x 14” but the Joker himself is relatively small, especially the face.
    I’m using synthetic paper so I figured I’d try Createx Illustration again. I’m already having issues with it not spraying very well on the detail work. I never have these issues when using Etac paints. Here’s a couple hours in.


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    Very good start Greg, You know its the joker straight away.

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    Issues or not that’s looking super cool already!


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    Thank you. I do think it looks cool with the color contrasting against the beginnings of the background, which is going to be a first for me (hard lines in the buildings, windows).
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    Thank you sir. Going to try my other brush today and see if it performs any different.
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    I added some shadows to his suit. I also used my micron instead of the Olympos but still having the same issues I’ve always had with this paint.


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    The clothing is what draws me in and the hair. Looks great.

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    Thank you Lee.
    I’ve continued on slowly with more shadows on the clothing and I’m slowly starting to darken the background.


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    Last one for tonight. More background work. Starting to get some glare now on the photo with the darker colors.


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    This is looking awesome!
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    Coming together very well!
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    Thank you. I might have to switch to Etac for the fine details on his face. Still having issues with the Illustration paint even after cleaning the gun.
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    What issue are you having Greg? Maybe someone can help or at least we can sympathise lol.


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    The same I’ve had anytime I’ve tried to use it. It will spray for a few seconds then stop. If I try to slowly pull back just a little bit more then the flood gates open up and I have a big mess. The only way to have even a little success is to over reduce to the point that there’s not much color left in the mix. It’s so transparent that I can’t build the color. I’ve got the Zsolt k33 needle in both of my brushes so it shouldn’t be tip drying after just a few seconds. I don’t have this problem with Etac but when I initially started airbrushing I bought Createx and I hate not being able to use it, especially on synthetic paper. It lends itself to more subtle erasing on synthetic than Etac in my experience.
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    I was able to do a little more after work. Got the majority of his face done.


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    That’s good to know Greg thanks. I often have similar issues so good to know it’s not just me! I’m gradually getting there. But you’re right about needing a lot of reducing to spray consistently, then I find even laying a stencil over top can leave small scratches where the pain has been removed.


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    This is looking awesome Buddy. I’m loving this piece.


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    Thank you sir :thumbsup:
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    I shifted the sky color to a brighter blue and also started the tedious work on the buildings. Tons more to do.

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    Looks dope, Greg!
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