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WIP Shadow

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by franck edet, Sep 23, 2021.

  1. franck edet A Fixture

    Hello painters,

    yesterday i started the work on Shadow by dustgame.
    i did a review of the figure here : https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/shadow-dustgame-1-20th.329420/

    honestly i had a great fun getting back at my bench playing with colors again.
    on the technics i used :
    the figure was first primed in black, as i want a purplish black for the one piece leather i first applied a black coat mixed with a hint of purple in it then i took the airbrush and applied volumes lights using a mix of gray purple. once dried i played over those volumes with glazes of purple slowly highliting them with a blueish white.

    for the hair i played with reds but i'm not satisfied with them actually as i want them a very bright red, not the dark one i have actually.

    sorry for the crappy cellphone pictures ... outdoor light was not good.

    001.jpg 002.jpg 003.jpg

    as usual all your critics and comments are more than welcome :)

    painted with S75 acrylics, using my trusty Winsor and Newton series 7 #1
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  2. franck edet A Fixture

    today's work :

    i essentially played with glazes to upgrade the highlights, adding more lights to volumes.
    i begun to work on details too : straps, holsters, weapons and slowly increase the red of her hair.

    let me know your thoughts !

    004.jpg 005.jpg 006.jpg

    pictures are dark but it goes well with her name i think :)
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Franck

    Just seen this ..she is certainly very shapely , like the way it's going , the highs work well

    For me bit hardto see all what's been done due to background but it certainly suits her !

    Good review as well

    Look forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

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  4. franck edet A Fixture

    hello friends,

    main painting is finished for the moment, i will put the final touches when she will be in place on her final scene.
    i'm planning to build a part of a tea house with a Shoji wall that will be her background ... some suprises to come will show her lethal power ;)

    here are the pictures :

    007.jpg 008.jpg 009.jpg 010.jpg

    i hope you like her :) tell me your thoughts !
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  5. Scott Sheltz Active Member

    Very nice looking paint work! I like the purple body suit - came out nicely
  6. franck edet A Fixture

    thanks Scott :)

    here is a picture after doing the last touch-ups ... took it at the bench as it was night outside :)


    now let's build this tea house scene :)
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  7. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Excellent job

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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Franck

    That has come out really well , the armour and overall look works well

    Look forward to seeing the WIP on the tea house

    Happy benchtime

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  9. franck edet A Fixture

    Nap, Mobo : thank you my friends :)

    I should start the work on the "tea house" today :)
  10. franck edet A Fixture

    hi friends,
    I begun the work on the "Tea House" at least to suggest it ;)

    the base is a simple part of a 2X4 pinewood stud that i leveled carefully, from there i glued wood coffee stirrers to simulate the wood floor
    next was the main walls structures done with balsawood, finally i applied a tinted varnish to the floor in order to obtain a realistic color :)

    012.jpg 013.jpg 014.jpg

    size of the base is roughly 3 by 4 inches which give me some room for the details to come while being in scale with the figure (to my eyes at least)
    as usual all your comments are welcome !
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  11. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Franck

    Nice woodwork there ...the house is certainly going to compliment the figure

    Thanks for update

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  12. franck edet A Fixture

    thank you Nap ! :)

    some more work being done yesterday night :

    015.jpg 016.jpg
    it has been a good night :)
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  13. franck edet A Fixture

    hi !

    shadow is in place now :)
    i will now work on some elements to add a story to the scene.

    017.jpg 018.jpg

    the balsa has been painted with golden acrylics a 50/50 mix ratio of "animal black" and "violet oxyde"
    i used those paints because of their fluidity with heavy pigmentation and for the fact that they give a slight satin effect once dried.
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  14. franck edet A Fixture

    i keep the pace with this project :)

    what is saying japan more than a samurai ? a Bonsai tree of course hahaha ... i know i'm crazy ;)

    electrical wire, Bondo filler and some green moss mixed with heavy acrylic gel : 2 hours of pure fun !

    019.jpg 020.jpg 021.jpg 022.jpg

    that's all for today :)
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  15. housecarl A Fixture

    Cracking Franck.(y)
  16. franck edet A Fixture

    thank you Carl

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