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My First Attempt at Greyscale (Picture Heavy)

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Phf I don't feel qualified to C&C. I just think it looks really nifty. :)

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That is a very cool effect, which fits WONDERFULLY with the Post Apocalypse setting. With the spots of color it really reminds me of Sin City (again)...only the sepia tints set it apart. It looks to moi like you pulled of a difficult style SPLENDIDLY. VERY WELL DONE!

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Anne, I think it turned out great!  At first I was thinking Rosie need some more dark shades in her wardrobe, but I'm not sure.  The way you have her painted it looks like the light source from the "window" is shining on her, which helps make her the focus of the diorama.  The one thing I can't figure out is how the hands are standing straight up- is it because they are rising from the ground?  If so, I maybe would have cracked the stones around them and set them sideways or angled to look like they were pushing through.  I love the patterns you've made on the stones.  And the composition is great- very balanced- great job on building the base and setting the scene!  I love that you used both the red and the blue as highlight colors.  You could probably put a gloss medium glaze or apply a sealer to the blood effect to make it a bit shinier.  I think you did an awesome job balancing your colors.  I definitely get the monochrome feel from this, and you've kept your contrast nicely.  You could maybe darken the shadows on the vertical side of the second and bottom tier of bricks- make that area look a bit more shadowed to give a bit more contrast, but it's fine the way it is.  Really- this is an insanely hard technique, so you should be very proud of your work!  Fantastic job!!!

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That is a very cool effect, which fits WONDERFULLY with the Post Apocalypse setting. With the spots of color it really reminds me of Sin City (again)...only the sepia tints set it apart. It looks to moi like you pulled of a difficult style SPLENDIDLY. VERY WELL DONE!

 

That sepia was unintended and I can't see it. Curt, the guy who is doing "The Great War" in greyscale, pointed it out to me when he saw the photos. He thought it was deliberate, but it wasn't. It's a result of my know eff all about what I'm doing.

 

Oooh and I ordered a figure for Anne the Assassin from Bombshell Babes. She's to arrive on Thursday. I hope to have her painted and in the post to you by the end of this month.

 

 

Anne, I think it turned out great!  At first I was thinking Rosie need some more dark shades in her wardrobe, but I'm not sure.  The way you have her painted it looks like the light source from the "window" is shining on her, which helps make her the focus of the diorama.  The one thing I can't figure out is how the hands are standing straight up- is it because they are rising from the ground?  If so, I maybe would have cracked the stones around them and set them sideways or angled to look like they were pushing through.  I love the patterns you've made on the stones.  And the composition is great- very balanced- great job on building the base and setting the scene!  I love that you used both the red and the blue as highlight colors.  You could probably put a gloss medium glaze or apply a sealer to the blood effect to make it a bit shinier.  I think you did an awesome job balancing your colors.  I definitely get the monochrome feel from this, and you've kept your contrast nicely.  You could maybe darken the shadows on the vertical side of the second and bottom tier of bricks- make that area look a bit more shadowed to give a bit more contrast, but it's fine the way it is.  Really- this is an insanely hard technique, so you should be very proud of your work!  Fantastic job!!!

 

Thank you for you kind words Corporea.  I realized too late that I should have embedded that arm in broken bricks. I was working against a deadline and I was out of steam with the piece. I'd gotten to that point where I said "I can't stand looking at this one more minute", so I just stopped.

 

I drew out a diagram of the composition based on a comment you made in Cash's WIP. You talked about drawing the eye up towards the main figure and I used those principals. The idea for the blood effects and the pattern came from my conversation with you and I'm glad I took your advice. 

 

Again, thank you for your encouragement and your assistance. You have helped many a painter on this forum.

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Beautiful work, the greyscale is convincing. It creates a nice noir sci-fi atmosphere.  I like the base a lot, the tiles add some nice texture to the ensemble. I think the sepia effect may come from the external light not the paint itself as it's also shining on the black plastic base.

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On the forthcoming mini: OH BABY! I was going to say you shouldn't have, but, let's face it, how often does receiving an O'Leary Original come along? Thanks in advance.

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Wow, this whole scene looks great. I've been thinking of trying a mage in grey-scale with a single orb giving cyan OSL. I hope it comes off half as good as this.

 

I think the sepia look is coming from the lighting - it's not always the same per section per picture. The 'shopped picture has the effect going on all over, and I don't see it near as much in the other pics. I also dig the little splashes of color, the red, blue and green(yellow?) eyes. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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Looks great, I've wanted tackle a monochromatic technique, but yeah I think I'll be doing just 1 figure, yours looks great- my brain with scramble with all the angles edges hilights etc. good job!

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Great job, Anne!  I am really impressed.  The sepia tone adds to the piece, rather than detracts in my mind.  Very cool dio, and I think it it fits the picture nicely.

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On the forthcoming mini: OH BABY! I was going to say you shouldn't have, but, let's face it, how often does receiving an O'Leary Original come along? Thanks in advance.

 

She told me she can't wait to meet you and that she is looking forward to watching baseball with you this season  ::D: 

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