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WIP The Magic Circle

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MattMcK., Dec 17, 2022.

  1. NigelR A Fixture

    Looking very good. Some form of lighting under the smoke would be very effective.........;)
  2. Garethm Active Member

    Looks great. You can get some tiny dried flowers in potpourri sometimes. I've used them to good effect in some ladies' hats.
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  3. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    Daubing a few base color on to get a sense of where this will go…
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  4. NigelR A Fixture

    Looking good!
  5. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    You're catchin the vibes, Ruck On!
  6. Nap Moderator

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    Hi Matt

    Getting that bit of colour in gives you direction and this is definately going in the right direction

    Thanks for the updates

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  7. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    Back to work on this. I’ve pretty much decided to turn it into a box diorama, or rather a box vignette. The figure was going poorly, so I stripped her and started over. Acrylics so far, oil’s come out tomorrow.

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  8. NigelR A Fixture

    Wow, very impressive! Can't wait to see this develop.....
  9. Ferris A Fixture

    Very cool!
    Great idea to go for a box diorama.
    Looking forward to how this develops next.

    Adrian
  10. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    You are doing a great job Matt! A wonderful WIP.

    Cheers,
    Ken
  11. Francisco Member

    great project!
  12. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    Could this be going any slower? I got really stuck on this one, not happy with capturing the painting's atmosphere. I've begun converting it to a box diorama, and am about halfway through the woodworking aspect, then I need to figure out how to use a bit of forced perspective to give depth. Thinking of adding a larger crow swooping toward the window. Early days still.
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  13. NigelR A Fixture

    Wow, so creative. I hope you can make this work out.

    One day I will summon up the courage to do a box diorama. I think they are amazing.
  14. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    As I look at your picture of your box diorama, my attention is drawn to the crow, not the figure.
    I would suggest refraining from large items in the front, unless they be at the edges only (e.g. tall grass, a branch crossing the top) and make sure that your eye is guided to the figure by the flow suggested by those items.

    I do this all the time with Bonsai - particularly if I wish to display them to ensure attention is never diverted from the prime object (in my case, a Bonsai, in your case your figure)
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  15. Garethm Active Member


    It looks great so far. I think once you get the lighting right it will bring the best out of this scene. Maybe changing the viewing angle for the scene slightly shallower for this scene could also make a difference.
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  16. Nap Moderator

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    Hi Matt

    All credit to you for going for this , the figure looks great painted, going for a boxed idea is a great idea

    Keep updating this and enjoying the benchtime

    Looking forward to seeing more

    Nap
  17. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    Roughing out the box for interior work this weekend. I have some great LED materials on order, but they won’t arrive until later this week,
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  18. NigelR A Fixture

    Looking good. Do please share how you use LEDs, that's one aspect I would really like to understand better.
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  19. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    Trying some landscaping. No light inside, so pics may be shabby.

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  20. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    Background and tiny cave dwellers assembled, an interesting glow for the circle itself, and the endgame planned out. Now it’s all about getting the paint effects right. The smoke column will be a challenge. I have some neat ideas for it, if I can get them to work.
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