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Creature: Black Lagoon, Part II

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by kansas kid, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Here are a few more images of my work on "Mickey Finn"
    (The Creature From the Black Lagoon) from the last few days using oils.
    This is a fun but very slow process. It takes quite a while to build
    up the transition of colours.

    Also, I will have to figure out a way to dull down the bright Green and the
    deep blue. I realize I could use an acrylic wash. (Some people use the term
    "filter" in place of wash. To me a wash is a wash. But no matter.) Yet,
    I want the Creature to have that sheen that oils give, since he
    is supposed to be in the water after all.

    It is snowing like crazy here since early morning, and I'm a little concerned
    about our power lines outside, as the wind is very strong. So I'm trying to
    keep busy in the hobby room. Naturally, comments from fellow Planeteers
    are always welcome.

    The Miami Jayhawk

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  2. 1969 A Fixture

    Well what a difference the oils make Rick, the head looks great and the violets are just what this figure needs to bring some life into it, I can see why this would be a tedious job but boy is it worth it for the end results which look so good.

    hope that snow doesnt cause too much trouble mate and hope you have your provisions in just in case you dont get out for a while.

    Will be mailing you tonight mate.

    take care Kansas Kid, well big kid anyway:)

  3. housecarl A Fixture

    The vivid colurs have really come through well Rick. Hope the weather leaves you alone.
  4. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Hi Stevie, and thank you

    OhMa’Gosh Stevo, I didn’t realize til now that you’ve been a Planeteer
    a lot longer than I have. You have over 1,900 forum posts.

    Whoa, Nellie.

    Thanks for the kind words, mate. I’m just taking my time and keeping
    an eye on the continuing snow. Hope you’re evening is going well,
    and void of the white powdery stuff. . . No Not the high dollar stuff
    that Woody Griffin sneezes at.

    Regards, mate,

  5. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    to HouseCarl. . .

    Hi Carl and thanks for taking time to post your kind words. I
    do appreciate it. G’day, my friend,

    K Kid
  6. SRP Active Member

    Hi Rick...Mickeys really coming on now..and can't wait to see him finished.....
    and remember...we are NEVER too old to go out and build snowmen..!!!
  7. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Helo, Doctor Pepper. . .

    Hi Steven:

    Yeh, Steve it is still cummin' down like a major storm. Even the mail
    carrier's tracks are covered up from two hrs. ago. You can't even tell she
    delivered me those bills.

    Thanks for the kind words Steve, and I hope we will be seeing one of your
    beautiful presentations soon, here on PF.

    Oh yes, never too old to build snowmen or a block house fort with a sturdy
    cardboard box, like my daughter and I did when she was 7 yrs. old. BTW,
    she still remembers, and talks about that. . . It doesn't snow much in
    Phoenix. . . :cool: I'm just too old to shovel snow, fer sure. Good way to end
    up in the ER as statistics seem to show.

    Thanks again, Miami Jaybird
  8. mil-mart A Fixture

    Hi Rick,
    Sounds like the beginning script of a horror movie :-
    You're snowed in, the power lines are down, the winds howling , the tree branches are rattleing against the window and you're all alone in your hobby room................. OR ARE YOU :mad::D

    Great progress Rick and a great choice of colours very aquatic looking. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  9. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    OhMa'Gosh! Things that go bump in the . . . snow

    Hi Ken:

    So good of you to take a look see, podna' . . . during this blustery
    and stormy day here in the American Midwest. The storm is making
    major trouble as far north as Chicago. . . Whoa, maybe ahma' . . .
    not here . . . gulp. . . by ma'seff. I hear the creaking rafters and
    the howl of the wind. Now if a wolf howls. . . I'ma heading fer
    Phoenix. . . . ah . . . once they shovel off the aircraft runway.

    Thanks again, Mil-Mart, for the kind words, ricardo
  10. bed172 Active Member

    Really like what you've got going so far. I love the movie, a true classic. I got to meet Julie Adams at Wonderfest a few years ago. She was a babe back in the day. We have record snow here in north east OK too. Tulsa and the surrounding area are at a stand still, so its a hobby day for sure.
  11. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Hello Bob in Oklahoma

    Hi Bob: So it sounds like you fellows in the land of the Red Soil of Oklahoma
    are getting it too. It is now almost 1500 hrs. in the American Heartland,
    and the snow continues. . . and doesn’t look like there will be any let up.

    Bob, I want to thank you for mentioning about Julie Adams, that you
    actually got to meet her. Wow, that would be a thrill for me, big time.
    I have been aware of the Wonderfest annual gathering for some years,
    but I’ve never been able to attend. I can usually find photos of the
    famous Ghouls and Ghosts, monsters and madmen, however, from
    that show. And I do so enjoy looking at them; as I get a lot of
    ideas from those creative artists.

    Regards to you, Bob, and stay safe, Jayhawker

    PS. Do you every go to the Tulsa Northeast Figure Painters Society
    competition in Tulsa, each June?
  12. bed172 Active Member

    Yep I'm in the club (HMSNEO). The show is in late June this year I think. Check out our website hmsneo.org It's always a lot of fun with some high quality work and a lot of good people.
  13. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Roger that Bob:

    Yes, i've been able to come down for the weekend competition three different
    years. Lots of fun, and a very friendly group of people,

  14. sarouman A Fixture

  15. rheath Active Member

    Cool stuff Rick ! Like where this is going with vivid colours.
  16. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Greetings Alexandros. . .

    Hey there Sarouman:

    Thank you for your kind words, Alexandros. From the spelling of your last
    name, I am guessing that you live somewhere along the beautiful and warm
    Mediterranean Sea? I'd like to be there right now. The high for today here in
    the American Heartland, Kansas City is supposted to be 11 degrees
    Fahrenheit. The snow drifts are almost two feet around my house. But no
    matter. I got Mickey Finn to keep me warm. Not really. Believe it or not, I
    heard a sound and just looked out the window. The snow plow finally showed
    up, and he getting stuck on the street. Gad zooks!

    You mentioned real fish, and I really was thinking about the real tropical
    fish that I've seen in movies and in acquariums when I bought this re-pop of
    this very old figure on line. So far it has been a lot of fun, but it is very
    slow since it is oils and I need to wait overnight before trying a different

    Thanks for taking time to comment, Alexandros, and have a super day,


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