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Hello everybody!   I am enjoying so much this little project (triggered by Jasper's SciFi Challenge!) that I decided it would be better to make it a spin-off thread of my main compiled WIP thread.

Saturday update:   Masking and priming white (airbrush):   First blue coat, airbrush:   Darker blue and lighter blue with airbrush, to set the tone and gradients:   Colors used at this s

Update pic.   If anybody has questions, I can elaborate.  

I've tried the DKS method to do the eyes, but I usually stop at step 4-5 instead of going all the way to the end, I just don't have the brush control he does to do those added colors and white spots without completely messing it up. I love the boots and pants on the doctor and the leather coat on Amy, just wonderful.

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Yeah, I will think about that blue. I am itching to try some inks, perhaps that's why...  :devil:


Thing with the highlights right now, I think, is that they are too broad. I will smooth them down next session.


And if you can fish out that youtube vid, that would be awesome! The sheer stockings are probably the part of this I fear the most!

I'll definitely find it for you this evening when I've returned home! It should be in my recently watched and/or liked videos.

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Guindyloo, I'll be waiting for it!


oober... I found out I have control. Problem for me was paint release and the "tip" of my Raphael 3/0... perhaps I should man up and try to do them with my 0 next time.


Thanks for the overall nice comments guys. I am leaving for Seattle on Friday so there go two more weekends... I need to speed up on this or I won't make the deadline.

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Its like a mantra.... biggest brush possible for the job,  someday I'm going to post the things I do with a 4.........


and oh yeah, this is looking sweet.  Keep going, this is when you need the big push!

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... I was just going over PaintingClinic to make my collected tuts video collection larger, what a coincidence!! Thanks a lot!

You're very welcome! I really enjoy his videos. I think it was Saturday I just let the playlist of a bunch of his videos autoplay and took notice of that one especially because it's such a neat effect.

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So.... What's the DKS method of painting eyes? I feel as if I've been missing out. Been off the board for a while as I've been working on the exchange mini for the past week or so, eliminating any normal WIPing I'd do. This is unfortunate as I'm playing around with quite a few more techniques that I'd like to remember how I did... Ah well, there's always the science contest  :blush:  Of course, it will be tough to top this TARDIS project Willen! 

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