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Thermpolylae 480BC Update Shields

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by periklis_sale, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. periklis_sale Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Its being a long time since i posted something on the forum. I am in the process of finding a new job as we were made redundand from our current job (Swan Hunter shipyards). Those leaving in the UK know. Anyway i said to share this topic with you.

    This is a small guide of how i paint shield, i thought i will share it with you.

    I always paint the shield with acrylics only because the dry faster!!!
    First i start with an acrylic base coat (for this shiled of light blue)
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    then the shadows and highlights with acrylics
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    then with a sharp pencil i outline the design. you do not have to be 100% accurate as any mistakes can be corrected later.
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    again with acrylics a block the main colors
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    then i highlifht the hair with different brown colors
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    then the face receives the first higlights and shadows with mixtures of flesh, dark flesh and white acrylic colors, or whatever anyone uses
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    more highlights and shadows follows and i paint the eye
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    the horn is the final tach on the shield.
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    Damage and dirt needs to be add also, but wait i have 4 more to paint for the diorama.

    Hope you like it!!!!
  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks Periklis,

    I always thought that i must paint freehanded. I was afraid about the lines from the pencil. Now i see your results i know how to do it. But if i can handle it, that will be the problem.

    Marc
  3. periklis_sale Member

    Country:
    Greece
    megroot, my friend

    Thanks for your comment, you only have to try and try again!!!!
    Its better if you try it first on an old one and then at your final master piece
  4. geebee Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Hello
    thanks a lot for the tip it is very useful for me
    ill wait for your next post
    regards geert
  5. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Periklis, That is really a beautifully painted shield, my compliments.

    Keep the good work, looking forward to seeing more.

    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  6. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    I like the style, Periklis!
    Keep them coming.

    Cheers
  7. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Nice work Periklis, and this small sbs in a good encouragement to all people that are scared to do some freehand work .

    Keep them coming

    Costas
  8. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Looking very good Perikli.Very nice pattern!
    best regards
    christos
  9. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi Periklis nice progress
    a lot interesting...... good continuous
    and good Job

    :) MAB
  10. periklis_sale Member

    Country:
    Greece
    I would like to thank everyone for their comments!!!

    Just trying my best and i would like to share it with you.
    more photos to come!!!!
  11. dimgall Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    very good periklis i was waiting for someone to show how to paint shileds .i am waiting for more of your styff!!!thank you
  12. moore Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Periklis,
    I really like the shield... its nice to see how you did it.
    I have seen your other post and all of them are done
    very well. Would like to see the finished diorama.

    Dee
  13. Wendy Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    So you can use a pencil for freehand work? Does it smear at all when you paint over the pencil?

    The shield looks great! I'd like to know how you weather it also. I can wait to see the finished product! :)

    Wendy

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