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WIP Mewt, Epica Tales, Palacios Studio

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by franck edet, Nov 21, 2021.

  1. franck edet A Fixture

    Hello my friends,

    i'm back at the bench with a new project i'm in love with, as you know i painted Kyaaten 2 years ago


    and it was a blast of pure beauty, this bust is the same person but in her younger days, when she was a princess, enjoying the company of her Caracal ... i ordered the bust as soon as it was released directly from Palacios.

    all i can say is that the sculpt is exquisite and opens so many possibilities for the painter in terms of colors, ambiance etc.
    assembly is an easy one : left arm, Cat'S head, Crown, belt buckle and the 2 ribbons at the back of her head.

    she'S wearing a "dress" made of a netting of pearls ... which will be a challenge to paint (my plan is to go with Lapis Lazuli pearls and gold) as the skin is showing in each hollowed square ... but that's what we love no ?

    only place i had to use some putty was to fix a very little gap at the jonction between the left arm and shoulder. i didn't found any moldline or flash on the bust. i did engrave some more texture at the neck of the cat just to have the fur corresponding between the 2 parts.

    so here i am today (since those pictures she's been primed in matte black, and i let it dry for the next week)

    001.jpg 002.jpg 003.jpg 004.jpg

    this is going to be a work of love :)
  2. wendygital New Member

    Coming from you, I'm sure she's going to be a beautiful painting work!!!
    Can't wait to see both busts (adult and younger) side by side when they're finished!
    It's going to be a very interesting process with a lovely result!! :)
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  3. Billy Dickinson PlanetFigure Supporter

    Wow, that is a beautiful sculpt ! Looking forward to seeing her painted (y)

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  4. franck edet A Fixture

    yesterday i started the paint, here you will see what i call the skin base.

    for this basing work on busts i use the airbrush in order to have clean transitions of light and shadows.
    base color i used was made of roughly 80% african shadow and 20% arabic shadow, then i slowly add golden skin to the mix to create the firsts zenithal highlights.
    from now on the brush will be used to push the lights and work on hues in the shadows :)
    paint references are Scalecolors names.

    so here is yesterday's work :

    005.jpg 006.jpg 007.jpg 008.jpg

    today i'll go for the eyes, highlights and probably starting on her makeup ... some good times at the bench on the forecast :)
  5. wendygital New Member

    Looking great so far!!!
    The golden touch suits her very well!
    Have fun! :)
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  6. franck edet A Fixture

    Thank you Wendy :)
    let the real fun begin now :)
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  7. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Great figure Franck! Looking forward to you bringing it to life. :)

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  8. franck edet A Fixture

    thank you very much Ken :)
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  9. franck edet A Fixture

    hello friends,

    on sunday i worked on the face, the eyes and i started to add tones variations to the skin.
    for the irises it's a first coatof deep blue, then a circle of gobi desert, inner circle of golden skin, and finally a little dot of deep blue for the pupil
    skin tones variations are mostly glazes of arabic shadow and sunny skin tone, little bit of pale skin on the upper highlights.
    sorry for the crappy picture taken indoor ... it was night outside ;)


    as usual all colors references are scalecolors
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