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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by smudger1960, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I've managed to get back to my work bench for a couple of sessions,i've applied some of the elements to the base and started on the painting and the weathering of the walls,i wanted to replicate a building of grey brick which seemed very prominent in victorian times,this was achieved with various shades of GW eshin grey mixed with GW black and GW ushabiti bone,when the grey areas were finished i wanted to add the yellow effect onto the walls which would create the effect of light cast by the street lamp,this was only applied to certain areas of the walls and elements which would catch the light,it was at this stage i realised how difficult this was going to be as the yellow colour had to blend with the grey walls,some areas of the yellow are darker than others as i was looking for a faded effect to the light.
    the yellow effect to the walls was achieved by adding very this GW golden yellow mixed with GW ushabiti bone and applied with a tiny piece of sponge,i darkened the yellow with GW dark flesh,once all the walls were completed i finished them with oil colours from the W&N range,i decided on a dark colour for the mortar between bricks,i was going to use a lighter colour but it did'nt look right so i changed it.
    I decided to add lettering to the walls which was very common on victorian buildings and i thought it would give the scene something extra,as it was a public house i chose words like ALE and STOUT which i copied from a sherlock holmes book i have.
    The street lamp was completed and i added the effect of broken glass to the lantern.
    The drainpipe was completed using GW black and washes of GW boltgun metal,i dded the water effect running from the drainpipe into the barrel by adding a very thin wire into the drainpipeand bent into the barrel,i then added epoxy resin to replicate the water and added some GW white to the resin once dry,i added a small paper poster to add to the scene,the barrels and bucket and rope still need more work as does the cobbled section,the cobbled section i will go back to in a couple of days with grey and ochre washes.
    The reason i went with the yellow brickwork to replicate the light was because i saw some colour illustrations in a magazine of streetlamp scenes with the artist using yellow,i suppose the better option would have been to do this figure in a shadow box,but i shall soldier on and continue and hopefully achieve something like the image i had in mind when starting the project.

    Thanks

    Happy Painting
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  2. Aveleira A Fixture

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    Looks Great Brian!!!!!!

    Regards
    Pedro
  3. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    Mamamia Brian !! you better make a job of the figure as the backdrop is fantastic:)(y)

    Ron
  4. DEL A Fixture

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    Brilliant work as always Brian.
    You're providing us with a masterclass here, thanks so much for the information you're so generously sharing.
    Cheers
    Derek
  5. diamond cutter Active Member

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  6. Diegoff A Fixture

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    Spain
    WOW!
    It's the only thing I can say by now. :woot:
  7. mil-mart A Fixture

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    Brilliant work. (y)
  8. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    Awesome work. :cool:
    Cheers,
    Keith
  9. TEZZA Member

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    Amazing work Brian, look forward to the next instalment.
  10. davidmitchell A Fixture

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    Wow stunning work Brian, cant wait to see what you do with the figure.

    Cheers Davie
  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    many thanks pedro (y)
  12. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi ron,thanks for the kind coments make,ill try my best to do the figure justice,im just priming him up this morning,hope you had a good time in darlington mate (y)
  13. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    many thanks del,i'm glad you like it so far,you never know some of the mixes might come in handy for some painters,cheers mate (y)
  14. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks my friend (y)
  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    many thanks,im glad you like it (y)
  16. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks ken for your kind coments (y)
  17. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Many thanks keith,glad you like it (y)
  18. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Cheers Terry,glad you like it mate,thanks for your coments,hope your keeping well,only got back to the workbench yesterday as i had the funeral to attend,did'nt feel much like modeling last week mate,looking forward to the 27th anyway (y)
  19. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    many thanks dave for your coments mate,hope you had a good time in darlington mate (y)
  20. housecarl A Fixture

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    That's a bit nice Brian.
    Carl.(y)

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