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Completed George Washington

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by JGREEN, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. JGREEN A Fixture

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    Thanks for all the comments guys! Much appreciated.

    Jason
  2. JGREEN A Fixture

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    Thanks Adrian and Tom! I think that's one of the best compliments possible - to have a distinctive and recognizable style!

    Jason
  3. JGREEN A Fixture

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    The texturing is not too difficult, just takes a little practice. I start by base coating the item to be textured as usual, including some preliminary highs and lows. Then I use a sponging technique to apply paint. Nothing detailed at this point, just general areas of light, mid-tones and shadow following the shape of the object (what I mean is I'm not shading individual folds at this point). For the sponge, I cut off a little piece of the foam that comes in figure kits. If the paint is the right consistency, and you press lightly with the sponge, it will leave the desired texture. After several passes with the sponge to where I'm satisfied, I switch to a brush. Now I get a little more precise with the highlights, shadows, transitions, etc. I use an old brush (that I dont care about ruining the point of) and use a stippling technique to apply the paint. The last step is then to take a good brush and do all the detail work, reinforce some of the shadows under folds, etc. Hope that helps!

    Jason
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  4. JGREEN A Fixture

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    Thanks Jerry! Yes, I do use the same basic formula, unless of course it's an ethnic skintone. I start with Cork Brown, Dark Red, and Basic Skintone (and maybe just a TOUCH of German Camo Black Brown). Add more Basic Skintone and a bit more Dark Red for highlights, up to pure Basic Skintone for the highest. For shadows, I use the following colors in various combinations: Burnt Cadmium Red, English Uniform, Prussian Blue, GC Black Brown, and a pinch of black is used in the beard areas.

    Jason
  5. Jerry Hutter Member

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    Thanks Jason. That stippling technique is being used a lot these days. I took a painting class last year with Kirill Kanaev and he uses it on almost everything. Never thought about the sponging.
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  6. maui Active Member

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    Great style, I really like the technique used. They have said it all, congratulations!
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  7. JGREEN A Fixture

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    Thanks Maui!

    Jason
  8. ellie A Fixture

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  9. John Bowery A Fixture

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    Jason,
    Superb and your best yet.
    Cheers
    John
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  10. JGREEN A Fixture

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    Thanks Ian and John!

    Jason
  11. Nap A Fixture

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    That is a wonderful piece of artwork

    Nothing more can be said ..congratulations

    Nap

    Why not enter a piece in FOTM as well!
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  12. JGREEN A Fixture

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    Thanks Nap!

    Jason
  13. Metal Extremo Well-Known Member

    Totally stunning. Is spectacullar.
  14. JGREEN A Fixture

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    Thanks Metal Extremo!

    Jason
  15. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    excellent painting wonderful work
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  16. JGREEN A Fixture

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    Thanks Mobo!

    Jason
  17. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Beautiful brushwork as always Jason (y)!

    Joe
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  18. JGREEN A Fixture

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    Thanks Joe!

    Jason

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