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WIP Rich Sculpts: Amy Johnson

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Graham, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

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    First of all, apologies to Rich as my painting skills are not up to his wonderful sculpting. :(

    However, I am doing my best and Amy is well under way. Still a long way to go and I am happy with progress. Not sure how to tackle the lenses in the goggles though, any suggestions?


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  2. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    You brought her to life Graham. Rich will be happy to see your work.(y)

    Cheers,
    Pedro.
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  3. peedee A Fixture

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    Hey dude,
    We've not spoke for a while, nice job so far !
    I recently finished the japanese dive bomber pilo bust.
    Hiis goggles where also up and where tinted blue.
    With acrylics I painted navy blue and german grey black overall,
    then gloss varnish, then washes of lighter blue-tinted gloss varnish till I was happy.
    You would get the same with your oils first a blue-black centre fading to grey black at the edges,
    And then gloss varnish over I would think.
    If you wanted to see the helmet behind through the lenses, I would paint the whole helmet, then use that smoke arylic over to darken slightlly and then gloss varnish the whole lens area a couple of layers.
    I want to see this completed it's a lovely piece.
    Take care
    Paul.
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  4. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

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    Graham, great to see one of my sculpts finally getting some colour! Your making a great job of it - most importantly you have got the eye colour 100% right.

    So pleased your happy with Amy - keep going, your bringing her to life...

    -Rich
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  5. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

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    Graham - forgot to mention - the collar should curly black lambs wool.
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  6. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    WOW Graham! Pedro's right you really have brought her to life, the eyes are particularly good.
    I have been giving this some serious consideration and now I've seen what you have done so far it's a definite purchase when I get home from sea in October.

    Roger.
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  7. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks for the tips guys. Rich, I did see an article on the old 'tinterweb referring to a painting of her which said that the eyes should be blue grey not brown as the artist had painted them.

    The fluffy coller I am gradually blackening down with ink wash, I don't like painting anything black lol.

    Really good to be back at the bench for a day, been over four weeks since I sat down to paint.
  8. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

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    You have to get one of these Roger, apart from being a sublime sculpt and cast, it is just so bloody nice lol.
  9. peedee A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Yep black's not friendly,
    Specially when you are using flat techniques
    Your brain's working overtime on shadow and depth of field at the same time.
    No sympathey offered for that though, ha ha.
    Don't lose heart now feller, you're getting it spot on.
    I think the underpaint colours are well chosen too.
    Paul
  10. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    That's it then my minds made up. :D Thanks Graham.

    Roger.
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  11. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

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    Roger I will put one aside with your name on it - I take Paypal or a young maidens weight in ale (y)

    -Rich
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  12. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Glad I went with Paypal..... Have you seen the price of ale, and the weight of young maidens these days :-0
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  13. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

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    Hi Graham - I hope this helps you as a reference in painting the lambs wool.

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    -Rich
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  14. peedee A Fixture

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    He's right Rich,
    I was in Driffield last week, struggled a bit to find a maiden to be honest,
    So I just took their word for it in the end, easier that way.
    Still pricey though.
    Stuck with the beer.
  15. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    Thanks very much Rich... looks like Paypal mate. :D PM on it's way shortly.

    Roger.
  16. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Well, here she is after a great full day of painting. OK, I primed it yesterday but you know what I mean ol

    Sorry about the dust on her jacket, didn't notice that until I prepped the pic for uploading. not sure what else, if anything I want to do to this one as I have reached the limit of my skills and then taken a few more steps. I am really happy with it though. To date, this is the best figure I have painted so what is there not to be happy about.

    I will get a frame and get her mounted up to see what it looks like before I take a final decision about taking it further. I always get scared of going too far and making it worse.....

    Any suggestions gratefully received and thanks for looking.

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  17. billyturnip A Fixture

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    England
    I love it Graham you've done a very good job and you're right to be pleased with yourself, well done mate. (y)

    Roger.
  18. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Cheers Roger, look forward to seeing it done by one of you guys
  19. garyhiggins A Fixture

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    England
    This looks really good Graham, your painting is coming on no end. I do have a tip for you, when you mount it, put shims in between the flat and the backboard. anything will do, card or lollypop sticks. This gives a bit more depth and makes the figure stand out, about 4 or 5mm will do it.
    Best wishes, Gary.
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  20. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Great idea Gary, cheers :)

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