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Author Topic: Looks Like I'm Bill-Hooked ... Never Mind  (Read 4589 times)

Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: Looks Like I'm Bill-Hooked ... Never Mind
« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2022, 03:42:35 AM »
Lovely figures! Great basing! Very nice work on the bowstrings! Love the different bow paint jobs!
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Offline MaaX

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Re: Looks Like I'm Bill-Hooked ... Never Mind
« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2022, 08:37:59 AM »
Great stuff!  :-* :-* :-*

I really like your painting style, it gives a ton of character to your minis.

Offline Cubs

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Re: Looks Like I'm Bill-Hooked ... Never Mind
« Reply #47 on: November 19, 2022, 11:00:25 AM »
Thanks guys, it's criminal how slow I am at painting my own stuff, I've always got commissions to be getting on with, but these guys are fairly easy to batch paint. I'm in the process of re-potting all my paints at the moment (sieving the scabs and crusts out to save the runny stuff) and topping up the homemade colour collection pots (most are 4-stages - base, 2 midtones and a highlight) which saves me money, but takes a loooong time. As I was using a colour on these guys (Euro Flesh, Rebel Grey, Olive Drab, etc..) I was re-potting each colour batch so it took much longer than usual to get them finished. I do like the dull tones and I've been painting a lot of bright colours on vintage Citadel Slann lately, so it was a welcome change of pace.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2022, 03:12:08 PM by Cubs »
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Offline 15thpanzer

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Re: Looks Like I'm Bill-Hooked ... Never Mind
« Reply #48 on: December 06, 2022, 09:47:07 AM »
Love your palette and the weathering. They really do look as though they've slogged through the English countryside.

Offline Atheling

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Re: Looks Like I'm Bill-Hooked ... Never Mind
« Reply #49 on: December 06, 2022, 10:23:10 AM »
Love your palette and the weathering. They really do look as though they've slogged through the English countryside.

I meant to say earlier, I love your masterful sfumato painting style Cubs. This might sound like quite a high brow question but was Leonardo da Vinci's "sfumato" (light-dark/vanished or evaporated) an influence?

Offline Cubs

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Re: Looks Like I'm Bill-Hooked ... Never Mind
« Reply #50 on: December 06, 2022, 10:49:56 AM »
Holy crap! I have absolutely no idea what's happening ... am I having a stroke? I wouldn't dare say sfumato, especially if I had been eating biscuits. No, no influences that I know of (but then if it was subconscious, I wouldn't know), other than just trying to colour stuff in nice. When I'm at my desk I just look at how the light is hitting the model and try to exaggerate that with the paint, concentrating on the face or anything else that I think the viewer would want to focus on.

Offline Atheling

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Re: Looks Like I'm Bill-Hooked ... Never Mind
« Reply #51 on: December 06, 2022, 11:43:44 AM »
Holy crap! I have absolutely no idea what's happening ... am I having a stroke?

 lol lol

I wouldn't dare say sfumato, especially if I had been eating biscuits. No, no influences that I know of (but then if it was subconscious, I wouldn't know), other than just trying to colour stuff in nice. When I'm at my desk I just look at how the light is hitting the model and try to exaggerate that with the paint, concentrating on the face or anything else that I think the viewer would want to focus on.

Take a look at Leonardo da Vinci's paintings and you will see what I mean. Your painting has a great deal of realistic depth which is effectively what my comparison was about :)

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Looks Like I'm Bill-Hooked ... Never Mind
« Reply #52 on: December 06, 2022, 08:18:18 PM »
Henceforth, he shall be named Leonardo Cubbin lol

Offline Cubs

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Re: Looks Like I'm Bill-Hooked ... Never Mind
« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2022, 10:39:53 PM »
Leonardo di Cublio!

Offline Atheling

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Re: Looks Like I'm Bill-Hooked ... Never Mind
« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2022, 10:46:27 PM »
Henceforth, he shall be named Leonardo Cubbin lol

Leonardo di Cublio!

An honourable sobriquet  lol

Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Looks Like I'm Bill-Hooked ... Never Mind
« Reply #55 on: December 06, 2022, 11:16:23 PM »
I dont know how I didnt saw these earlier. They are brilliantly moody.

 

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