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WIP Critique Enchantment

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Eludia, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. Eludia A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hey again folks,

    I made a start on this one last night whilst watching telly with a few beers. The piece is called Enchantment and it's from Nocturna in 70mm. I've not done much so far; she's primed with Halfords white and I've done a little work on her leather waistcoat. More to follow, thanks for tuning in :)

    1-DSC_0904.JPG 2-DSC_0905.JPG

    Comments and critique are very welcome :)
  2. Oldironsides Active Member

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    Hi Billy

    Are you going to keep to the predominant blue colours of the box illustration or do you intend to use a different colour scheme?

    Mark
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  3. Eludia A Fixture

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    I'm using the boxart pics as reference Mark but by the time I'm finished you probably won't be able to tell ;)
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  4. Oldironsides Active Member

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    When painting my figure, I found it difficult to achieve sufficient contrast between the blue of the girl's sleeve and the blue of the dragon's skin.

    Mark
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  5. Eludia A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Cheers for the heads up Mark (y)

    I thought this would be a problem so I've done the upper clothing (including the sleeves) in green-turquoise, for now at least. I'm experimenting with a triad colour scheme atm so she has turquoise on top, magenta strides and the details will be in some form of yellow/orange. I'll see how it pans out, for now it is a bit sore on the eyes if you look at her for too long ;)

    No progress pics for now but I'll try and get some soon.
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  6. Mariobusta Well-Known Member

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    New_Zealand
    Nice start . This figure is on my to do list ,so I will be watching closely .Interesting how you have started with the waistcoat ,I usually start at the top and work my way down.

    Cheers
    Neil
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  7. Eludia A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Neil (y)

    I'm afraid I don't show any consistency when painting or follow a routine (maybe that's my problem). I suppose my view is that it's all gotta be painted anyway so it doesn't really matter where you start. The only habit I have is that I usually leave the eyes till last because it's the area that's my weakest so I delay it as much as possible. Also, in a weird sort of way, I feel painting the eyes brings the subject to life and it feels more appropriate to do this at the end (I'm off now to hug a tree o/)
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  8. garyhiggins A Fixture

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    England
    That's a lovely elegant figure, enjoy mate :).
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  9. Eludia A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Gary, it's been an enjoyable paint so far (y)
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  10. Eludia A Fixture

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    Some more progress pics. still a long way to go:

    3-DSC_0911.JPG 4-DSC_0912.JPG 5-DSC_0913.JPG 6-DSC_0914.JPG 7-DSC_0915.JPG 8-DSC_0916.JPG

    Stay tuned :)
  11. garyhiggins A Fixture

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    England
    That's coming nicely Billy, they're what I call Robin Hood colours, nice and muted and subtle (y)(y).
    Regards, Gary.
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  12. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Switzerland
    Really nice to see this one coming to life.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  13. Eludia A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks guys for the kind comments. She's got a bit more colour in her cheeks now after another session tonight, I'll try and get some pics tomorrow after work :)
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  14. Eludia A Fixture

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    Yesterday's progress. I'm hoping to get an hour or 2 tonight, we'll see how that pans out :)

    9-DSC_0917.JPG 10-DSC_0918.JPG 11-DSC_0919.JPG
  15. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    That's a cracking piece of work billy :)
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  16. Alex Well-Known Member

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    Canada
    Nice bottom ! :)
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  17. Eludia A Fixture

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    Thanks Brian (y)
  18. Eludia A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Alex, I work out ;)
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  19. Eludia A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Last night's progress. I never done much to be fair, mainly tidying up some rough bits and a bit of edge definition. It's most noticeable on whatever it is she has on her head (hat? bandage? Madonna's bra?)

    12-DSC_0928.JPG 13-DSC_0929.JPG 14-DSC_0930.JPG 15-DSC_0931.JPG 16-DSC_0932.JPG 17-DSC_0933.JPG

    Hopefully I'll do some more work on the flesh tonight now the base coat is dry :)
  20. swralph A Fixture

    That's coming along really well Billy.
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