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Completed The Raider - Nocturna Models bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Lucas Ferron, Feb 11, 2021.

  1. Lucas Ferron Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    I have recently started working on this lovely bust from Nocturna Models.
    From a zenithal priming I added some skin tones with an airbrush (that were later painted over):
    Raider01.jpg

    I decided to go for a rusted NMM helmet and a warm-ish tone for the skin, so I chose green for the cloak to have something cold to balance the scheme.
    I basecoated the skin, blocked the dar area of the eyes and also painted the eyeballs with a warm offwhite:
    Raider02.jpg

    I stippled some lights on the face and painted the green iris:
    Raider03.jpg
    I kept working on the face adding more lights and finished the eyes with the black pupil and the reflections:
    Raider04.jpg

    To help frame the face I painted the hair with a warm brown. I'm still not sure if i'll wash it to darken and go for a brown hair or if I'll go towards a golden-brown/blonde look.

    Raider05.jpg

    I sketched the lights for the NMM helmet and that's where I am right now. I still need to find a way to make these weird NMM lights work.

    Rauder06.jpg

    Looking at a better picture it looks like I need to crank the contrast on the skin by quite a bit.
    Every time I'm painting I feel like I'm already too light, turns out I never am.

    Raider07.jpg


    I'll need to do the NMM, finish the hair/beard, touch up the face to make it more interesting and finish the cloth. So basically nothing is finished yet hahahah
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Lucas

    Always enjoy your WIP

    A nice piece to choose and it's coming on nicely

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  3. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looking good, very good.
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  4. Patrik Ruzic PlanetFigure Supporter

    It was my first bust what I paited. Very nice sculpt. Your WIP is perfect.
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  5. Lucas Ferron Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Thanks folks!
    Today was a complicated day. I kept on trying to make the random light sketch work but the shapes were all clunky.
    IMG_20210212_090057.jpg
    IMG_20210212_171304.jpg


    After a loooot of back and forth I decided to restart from scratch. I went with a different type of brushstrokes (lines instead of stippling) and made the shapes of the highlights more in line with the overall helmet shape.
    IMG_20210212_180358.jpg


    After adding some color I ended up with a rough sketch of the helmet. Now it's all about refinement and color variations
    IMG_20210212_200040.jpg IMG_20210212_200045.jpg

    There's a gif of the mini rotating
    https://i.imgur.com/ECnKamF.gifv

    At the end of the day I spent hours refining the paint job just to have to relating it... That happens...
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  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Lucas

    Thanks for sharing the helmet journey ...it's getting there for sure

    Would be interested in hearing what colours you like to use on the helmet

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  7. Lucas Ferron Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    I'm using Lukas heavy body artist paint titanium white, Vallejo model color black, the scale75 paints for the azure steel kit and some other paints here and there to tint and glaze (kimera green, Lukas heavy body Naples yellow, a vermilion/wine color that was in my palette)
    Nap likes this.
  8. Lucas Ferron Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Today I added a bit of color to the nose and to the highest highlights. Almost imperceptible, but it's there!
    IMG_20210213_105430.jpg
    IMG_20210213_105436.jpg
    IMG_20210213_105442.jpg
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  9. Lucas Ferron Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Today I messed around the face a tiny bit and worked the hair. [IMG]
    There's a video in here show how it's looking right now https://i.imgur.com/q0xyayK.gifv

    Also, a few pics:
    IMG_20210215_220557.jpg IMG_20210215_220603.jpg IMG_20210215_220608.jpg

    Next I'll refine the helmet and start on the fabric.
    [IMG]
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  10. Lucas Ferron Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Today I messed around with the cloth and tried to smoothen some transitions on the helmet:

    IMG_20210216_172344.jpg
    There are two short gifs in hehe with the bust rotating:
    http://imgur.com/gallery/lngZZB7

    Now it's all about the final refinements!
    Cheers
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  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Lucas

    Great update pics on this piece , like the effects on the helmet now

    Nice work on the hair and the flesh

    Will you texture the cloth with paint effects ?

    Look forward to the refinements

    Hapoy benchtime

    Nap
  12. Lucas Ferron Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    I'm considering the bust done. I added a bit of color to the face and softened some transitions.
    All in all, it was a fun experience that taught me a lot.

    Busto1.jpg Busto2.jpg Busto3.jpg Busto4.jpg

    Cheers
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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Lucas

    Good to see a final update on this piece , showing very clever painting on all areas

    Nice work on the clothing colour

    Why not enter a piece into the class of yiur choice in our new FOTM

    Happy benchtime

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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