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dracula bust with timelapse wip

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    hi all!

    this is a gift for a good friend and its for new year so a rush job but plenty do-able....

    it's the old horizon kit chopped down to a bust and filled.

    various saga's have led to starting it a bit late but hey! whats a bit of stress eh?

    so i rigged up a web cam over my work bench and did a close up time lapse... first bit is a frame every 5 seconds but i soon switched to a frame every 2 seconds so one second of film is one minute of actual painting....

    thought it might be cool for non acrylic painters to see how the glazing method looks early on ( dreadfull )...

    :)

    anyway enough prattle

    here is the link... it worked :)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me_Z189IkAc

    and a still....

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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Dracula

    Gothigeek,
    This is one hell of a lucky friend getting this , its fantastic painting even at this stage , I presumehe is going to have red armour, this will look great finished ..what scale is this ?
    Great idea the timelapse link as well look forward to seeing more of this , can you let us know how you mixed your flesh colours , the eyes look really haunting as well .



    Nap
  3. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    cheers nap!


    it's 1/6th scale and yes the armour is bright red....

    the timelapse is just something i wanted to try for a while and as the figure is going off to my mate i thought it was a good way to get something to keep of the project

    :)

    the flesh is done with citadel acrylic

    darkflesh
    dwarfflesh
    elfflesh

    thanks for the comment

    mark
  4. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    top job on the figure Mark,i love the eyes.
    Good idea with the timelapse video,i thought for a while this is how fast you painted for real with how many figures you got on the go LOL.

    Steve Readdie (1969)
  5. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Loved the time lapse Mark, great result.
  6. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    thanks guys....

    try doin some timelapse, its bizzare to watch yourself working like that, hypnotic!

    will get a good session in tommorow so hope to get the face finished and a ways on with the hair! the hair!!!

    mark
  7. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    best laid plans eh?

    only got a couple of hours in today but almost happy with the skin tones and beard almost right, a little more lining over it and some thin washes should see it done :)

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  8. tissibzh Active Member

    Country:
    France
    hi mark,
    the face remind me an US actor isn't it??
  9. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    well its meant to look like gary oldman who played the role in coppolas 1992 dracula...

    its a bit like him but i was hoping for more of a likeness

    lol
  10. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  11. PJ Deluhery Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Your painting is superb, Mark. The time lapse video is a brilliant storke. I just wish I could slow it down a little. Thanks for clearing out the cobwebs with this very creative post.
  12. tissibzh Active Member

    Country:
    France
  13. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    i was suprised how fast the initial stages were but i think when its all done i may re edit it and slow down some parts... face and speed up the more boring bits ( beard and hair ) and thanks

    :)

    yes he does look like him!

    :)

    hair today.......

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  14. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    some progress.....

    on the back of this i popped two old vinyl figures into some oven cleaner....

    horizon catwoman, fantastic sculpt, dreadfull pose :(, gonna make her into a halfish figure :)

    screamin 1/4 pinhead, just gonna make a bust out of that!

    mark

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  15. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    well,

    bar a bit of fine tuning the paint on this bust is done! a personal best on time, i started this on the 17th dec so 12 days from undercoat to this! PHEW!

    sorting the base now ( a dragon 1/16th figure base, a lump of 2x2 pine and a plasti-card plaque for the date ( 1462 )) textured with magic-sculp with a piece of 2mm welding rod wrapped in paper ( with superglue to harden it ) ......

    almost there and 2 days to go!

    a tech q.....

    will i be ok putting acrylic varnish over this paintjob after 2 days ?

    thanks for looking


    mark

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  16. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    one day left..... EEEEK!

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  17. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great looking bust Mark!

    Marcel.
  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Dracula

    Mark ,
    Great bust , love the armour and the way you have presented it on the base ..nice touch ..thats one very lucky friend !!!!!
    Great idea on the timelapse ...new trend perhaps ..except I work slow !!!!!!

    Nap
  19. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    thanks guys!

    i'm gonna get a better camera for the next sequence i do!

    well this is finished and finally delivered it a couple days ago ( everyone inluding me has been ill! ), the victim, sorry recipient loved it ;)

    Phew!

    thanks for following and i'm working on a slightly better version of the complete timelapse

    mark

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  20. garyhiggins A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Mark,
    For me, Dracula will always be Christopher Lee (with flashbacks to Bela Lugosi), but you have done one hell of a job painting this and I love the time lapse photography:)
    ( I can't even cope with a still camera)
    Best wishes, Gary.

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