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Offline Syd Solo

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Re: MvR bust
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2020, 08:57:19 PM »
Stunning!

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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2020, 01:11:47 AM »
Excellent work. Oils may be getting pushed aside as the blending etc on your figure is superb!!

Steve
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Offline Gisbod

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« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2020, 06:08:34 AM »
Gary,

That really is stunning!

How did you go about blending the acrylics so nicely? I think thatís the secret to figure painting - I just havenít worked out how to do it yet!

Guy

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« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2020, 02:37:15 AM »
Syd, Steve and Guy - thank you for your kind words.

 
Gary,

That really is stunning!

How did you go about blending the acrylics so nicely? I think thatís the secret to figure painting - I just havenít worked out how to do it yet!

Guy

Thanks for asking, Guy - I've been on a steep learning curve myself when it comes to working with the acrylics. The short answer is blending with these Vallejo acrylic paints involves using many layers of very diluted paint. I'm working on the long answer right now as Brett Green would like a write-up on the bust from the standpoint of a novice painter for one of his magazines. The base primer colour, brush-loading, and as mentioned the paint dilution are all factors. Also patience and practice - I've tried painting several faces using resin castings made from my current busts just to get the feel of what works...colours, shadows, highlights. Slowly making progress.
Cheers,
Gary

Offline Gisbod

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« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2020, 06:07:37 AM »
Thanks Gary,

Yes, I have heard that, I just donít really know how it works in practice. Iíd love to see you do an article on it.

Guy

Offline Europapete

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« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2020, 11:22:50 PM »
Well your patience and practice has certainly paid off Gary. Please let us know which mag the article will be in, that's going to be a must-have. Awesome job, well done. Regards, Pete in RI

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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2020, 11:21:53 AM »
Well your patience and practice has certainly paid off Gary. Please let us know which mag the article will be in, that's going to be a must-have. Awesome job, well done. Regards, Pete in RI

Thanks so much Pete! I'll do just that.
Cheers,
Gary

Online Dave Brewer

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« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2020, 12:09:33 PM »
Always a treat to see your work Gary.That's a wonderful result for a chap who's "not a figure painter",my congratulations.I've always used oils for figures precisely because acrylics seemed much trickier, you look like you have it down pat though.
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« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2020, 06:11:40 PM »
No, you are most definitely a figure painter!
He is disturbingly realistic - with the Aryan light shining in his eyes, I almost expect him to start singing 'Tomorrow belongs to me'!
Sandy

Offline gedmundson

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« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2020, 01:08:39 AM »
Dave and Sandy - thanks so much for your kind words. Much appreciated.
Cheers,
Gary

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Re: MvR bust
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2020, 06:43:22 AM »
That's a living figure! Very well done.
Ciao
Giuseppe

Offline ModelCellar

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« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2020, 11:35:36 AM »
Gary,

Great paint job on that Manfred bust.   ...looks FANTASTIC !!

Paul