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China lady work up history

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Jamie Stokes, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi all,
    this Pegaso China Lady has been residing in the new to figures for a while, and Im posting a potted history of working up the figure/bust.

    These are the early work ups or tentativefirst steps

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  2. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    More shots of China lady WIP

    After some feedback, revisiting the figure (particuarly the face) worked on some more of the body, and blocked in more of her hair. Also nearly popped my eyeballs out trying to paint the flowers for her hair.....

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  3. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Latest rough block in of colour

    And after a short break from the figure (trying to work out colour schemes for the kimono) I could hear the figure again (too much background noise in my headspace blocked what she was saying to me) so have roughly blocked in the kimono in salmon pink, with magenta trim. Yes, I know its rough, just now I am proceding steadily at a slow pace. But then, anyone can do rough work quick.

    Eyes are whited out, because Im not happy with the irises, which does give the figure a slightly creepy look. Hopefully I'll do some work tonight, and post tomorrow.
    Attached also is the work ups of colours and trims for kimono ideas....reckon I over did the thinking, but better to bugger up a small piece of card then a figure.
    Thanks to all who posted comments while I was in the new to figures forum.

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  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Jamie,

    Welcome to VBench-land mate.

    She's coming along nicely.

    Cheers
  5. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Work on a kimono....

    Started shading the kimono (Thanks to Einion who answered a question about shading with complementary colours way back when.....), subtle, getting there. Feel as though I have been a bit heavy handed on the shadows so far, oh well. Plenty more to do yet.

    Thinking of doing her kimono pattern in white cherry blossom type pattern (with out it looking like either a dressing gown or a pyjama top), still trying to work out a pattern for that though. Well, one that keeps my hair attached to my head, rather then torn loose in handfuls.......:rolleyes:

    Any suggestions on how to do this gratefully accepted.

    cheers
    Jamie

    ps; photos taken with light source from below, to make shading "stand out", thus other observations may be a little 'off'

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  6. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Kimono pattern efforts

    Hi all,
    after being side tracked on external stuff, managed to return to the workbench.
    After some experimentation, failed efforts, finally came close to what I had in mind.

    Searched the net, found a flower pattern that seemed simple, printed out a few copies, then chose a size I could manage. New blade in the scalpel, and 6 tries later, had a stencil I could use.

    The only thing I did different was to dab a thin coat of white through the stencil with one of those make up sponges found in a chemist. cant use the girlfriends, its all covered with these odd colours......;)

    Let dry, come back the next night, and try to cut down the brilliance of the white by over coating with a creamy white. Not yet game enough to try shading my whites just yet, I will in the future.

    Then the next night, I grabbed the magenta from the Vallejo line, and outline the flowers with a central line down the middle of the petal. Added some spots in the middle, to help with the pattern, Just seemed right, at the time.

    While not up there with others who have been doing it for years, I am satisfied with my efforts to push my painting boundaries.

    She's slowly coming together, I am learning about this as I go, and probably spend 1 & 1/2 times off figure practicing on scrap before I commit brush to figure.

    Still, its fun!

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  7. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    And now for some focused pictures

    Lets try some not so blurry pictures.
    Feedback always welcome.

    cheers
    Jamie

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  8. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    G'day Jamie,

    Wow, she's coming along very nicely mate. Very elegant and lovely colours.
  9. blaster Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Jamie,

    Lovely Chinese lady. Kimonos and cherry blossoms are worn and associated with Japanese ladies but I am just cherry picking...:)

    Rgds Victor
  10. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello Jamie,
    I was wonder if you stopped painting this lady.
    Glad you didn't. You are gonna creating one of the best Chinese Lady's i've seen.

    marc
  11. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Guys

    Victor,
    yeah, my terms are one country out and to the left, but kimono is grasped more easily then Chinese ladies gown....

    Like wise the flowers, the idea was to link the flowers in her hair to the kimono, thematically. Still, appreciate the feedback, you cheeky monkey!:p

    Marc,
    I have been away from the bench too long, but life will show up when we make plans, and alter them.;)

    Cheers
  12. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great progress looking forward for more!

    Marcel.

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