Post by kaytermarram on Apr 20, 2015 5:26:54 GMT -5
Your painting reminds me on the work of Bill Horan, who uses enamels in an acrylic painting way (very diluted layers). I have always wondered why this does NOT disolve the layers beneath... Or do you guys seal EVERY layer with varnish??
Post by deafpanzer on Apr 26, 2015 20:25:22 GMT -5
I have been working long hours this month... trying my best to keep up with everybody here especially you. Love the work on the chainmail... knowing you it will keep looking better and better until it is done.
Post by kaytermarram on May 4, 2015 11:24:17 GMT -5
Eyes... I know tons of painters mourning about painting the eyes! I have seen tons of figures painted with eyes bigger than reality only why the painter thoughts they MUST BE VISIBLE (here the white is the most prominent part). Getting to the scale question I ask all my painting buddies here: Take a 54mm figure, put them in the right distance, step back and look. When you see some colour of irises, if blue, green or brown, you must have microscope eyes. Even the whites are very difficult to see. I think painting the eyes is "only a scale" for your ability to paint. A scale, others have build for... for what? Figures should be painted realistic, representing a one second moment under a specific light condition and that is all. I think, painting eyes should not be overestimated because exactly of the scale effect! Paint what is visible and you will end up with the most realistic figure, the rest is nitpicking!
I like a lot what you've done untill now. What is a little strange for me is the mouth, more precisely the part between the teeth and the lower lip. Maybe because the second row of teeth seems more red then "white"? Or is a problem of sculpture? I agree with Frank that many of these details are not visible from a normal distance of seeing, but the mouth looks a bit strange. Maybe a wound made by a spearhead or arrowhead, some blood around (not an easy task) could attenuate this effect, I don't know. But for the rest, great job! Nicu
Post by kaytermarram on May 5, 2015 12:29:19 GMT -5
Zahnfleisch in german, is it the gum you mean? I would go a bit further and do the teeth more "dirty". Remember, those guys in former times did not have the possiblity to polish their teeth every day and use some good smelling toothpaste. So their teeth would suffer from too much meat they eat and alcohol. I think, teeth like the heroes in LORD OF THE RINGS have only the Hollywood heroes! So make him DIRTY and "smelly"!
OK fellas, thanks a lot for your opinions on painting eyes and their particular details, you're right on it.
I'll do the mouth and gum, teeth and lips in another stage, now I'm focusing on the beard which I painted ginger. But the way is long and I'm feeling uncomfortable how to make it look good. I think I'll add grey to the hair...
Currently I'm pleasing the wife by renovating the livingroom and kitchen (installing new doors, a bit of paint here and there...).
I keep you informed my friends, I enjoy this project so much, even if the figure isn't that well molded compared with my templar knight, my former project.
Post by kaytermarram on May 6, 2015 12:37:47 GMT -5
It does not matter WHAT you paint, the goal is THAT you paint, harhar! I think doing a beard with modeled hair is to paint in the "hair masses" properly lighted. Drybrushing would be the wrong way, paint the hair layed in in sessions, concentrating on the propper lightning effects. Shadows could be done only in the areans where´s not so much light, and if you do a darker basic tone, add three or four lights to it. Means, I would paint it that way. Maybe a suggestion!
Thanks Frank, good tips on the hair my friend ! Yesterday I brushed some paint on the beard and today I continue working with these colors. Once done I'll add more shadows and highlights to the hair, the fella also has some rings in his hair.