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Figure Finished

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by citrico, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. citrico Active Member

    Country:
    Chile
    hello

    i´ve recently finished this figure. Sorry for the pics, i know they´re not precisely the best. I´ll try to take better pictures when the base is finished.

    I´ve painted it entirely with humbrol enamels, and tryed to practice with contrast in the colors. I´m satisfied with the results and i hope the base will be ok.

    regards

    Andres Fonseca Wilder

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  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Andres,

    It seems that you did a good paintjob. But i have my doubts about your shading. What i can see ( i hope it are the pictures) is that you shade with black. Well there are better ways to shade then adding black to your color. Look around the site and you can see how other people manage it. A very good Humbrol painter is Guy Herrick, Bill Horan to mention some names. Ask them your questions..
    But above all, keep painting, you are on the right track.

    marc
  3. citrico Active Member

    Country:
    Chile
    hi marc..

    actually i shaded with black, brown and wine. I´ll remember this next time.

    thanks for your comments!
  4. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Andres. I often use black for shading certain colors and you have done an excellent job with your shading. Keep up the super work.
  5. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I like the figure. It looks familiar; who's is it? Unfortunately, the pics are too dark to really give much feedback.
  6. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    You can see the shading and blending a little better with the below photo.

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  7. citrico Active Member

    Country:
    Chile
    Thanks guys!

    i know the pics can be better. I´ll see what i can do.
    Guy, Marc told me you paint with humbrol too. What can you recomend for shading and lighting red?
  8. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    In the final highlighting I carefully add a drop of white to 5 drops of red (careful not to go pink) and gently dry-brush the final high lights accross the folds. This mixture is done on the back of an old business card so that the oil is soaked out of the mixture leaving the mixed pigment (hence the name "dry-brush" using the semi dry color to apply over the folds. It takes a while and I used to practice on spare arms / parts until I got the technique down with dry-brushing.
  9. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    If it helps, I sometimes do red a bit darker than I would expect and then it gives you more room to make highlights. I shade red using green and highlight with a pale orange.... ;)
  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Andres,
    Nice figure , I think this looks like a old Hinchcliffe figure from a while back ,
    red is such a hard colour to shade but keep going , nice to see your work .

    Regards Kev
  11. citrico Active Member

    Country:
    Chile
    thanks guys for your words...
    I don´t have very much experience painting with reds, so this was a good starting. I´ll see if i can improve the technic next time

    cheers
  12. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Well I had my doubts about the blending but it looks better on the new pics

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