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Mitches Oddball Leather Jacket

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Gellso, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. Gellso A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I'm amazed at the character captured in this sculpt. Pavols done a great job on his expression.
    The leather took my fancy too.

    I wanted a worn look to him and painted acrylics on the coat with browns reds, yellows and light tans.
    I painted some light scratches and worn bits. I wanted the collar specifically to look worn as I think this will frame the bearded face.

    The highs were then painted yellow ochre and the darks burnt umber.

    I mixed a colour I was happy with then applied it liberally.

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    Removed the oil paint bits at a time

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    I blended some residual paint into the darks as its dark paint that's left in recesses using a paintbrush.

    I found if I cleaned too much off of the highlights I can go over these with the brush and change the tones after I found this out I also tried to randomly dot the brush with some paint on other areas and I found this gave more tones as well as bringing the overall look together. Learn something new everytime.

    I can go over the jacket again which will make itt look more satin. I used scale 75 paints which are super matt and really soaked up the oils quickly. This gives more control over the blending and trying to add more contrast.
    I will then pinwash the seams with diluted oils before finally highlighting the edges.

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  2. Helm A Fixture

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    England
    Another master class in leather effects mucker, looks bang on
    Steve
  3. offo A Fixture

    (y) Nou coment ,my friend. Your work spoke alone.
  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Gells ,

    Leather at its best mate , looks great

    Saved in my references!!!

    Nap
  5. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    You do like a bit of worn leather mate This is the one I've been waiting for you to do and already it's looking great.
    You going down to Edinburgh next month?

    Barrie
  6. Grod A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Great job on the leather Grant.
    Gordon
  7. Gellso A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Cheers guys,

    Hopefully be going to Edinburgh mate. You going? Getting the train?

    G
  8. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Very nice leather effect.
    Many thanks for the SBS.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
  9. BarrieHynd Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    Got to go mate, need to pick up some stuff. Driving down, need to be back home early afternoon.

    Barrie
  10. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Leather looks super Grant and that face looks like it will be fun to paint
  11. samson Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Awesome work
  12. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for the feedback.

    The Flying helmet treated the same with a deep purple black acrylic, medium brown, german camo beige and Vallejo bone white.

    I treated the helmet the same way with black and burnt umber oil applied. This time I used a cocktail stick and just scraped the tip over the highs of the leather straps and ear parts which were painted bone white. This took seconds and you get a neat line instead of having to go over these parts with a light colour, a wee brush and a rock steady hand...... So Ill be using the cocktail stick method again for sure. You can also use the tip to scrape away paint which leaves scratches and the worn parts of strapping.

    I've also lightened the top of the jacket shoulders a bit to try and replicate light to dark from top to bottom which I see great painters do as it seems to give more depth. Also this part will receive more sun light, weather, dust and wear.

    You can see the jacket has gone really matt but I will just run some diluted inks over it to make it more satin. This also gives an opportunity for more tonal/colour tinting variations. Sounds complicated but it's dead easy.

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  13. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    That's coming along very well.
    You're quite the magician with leather effects.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  14. Ferris A Fixture

    Fantastic work on the leathers. Very convincing and, seemingly quick technique. Very cool.
    You're deliberately waiting with the face?

    Cheers,
    Adrian
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  15. Gellso A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Adrian,

    Cheers mate.

    Not waiting deliberately....just couldn't wait to do the leathers!

    Gells
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  16. offo A Fixture

    (y)

    :)
  17. samson Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Really great stuff. Thanks for explaining your technique
  18. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Just one photo to complete the WIP.

    Final pics are in the completed section.

    Cheers for all the likes and comments.

    Gells

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  19. offo A Fixture

    Wau!!! Very nice paintwork.(y)
  20. ask40000 Member

    Country:
    China
    jecket used the oil paint,right?

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