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The eyes are indeed very lifelike.

 

I like the skintones too.

 

 

I'm a bit curious, never painted a bust before. Can this be achieved with brushes or do you need an airbrush?

Since I only paint with brushes I never dared to try a bust yet due to the size, there are some nice ones out there that I would like to try.

But again not an airbrusher..

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This is wonderful work. I am getting ready to start my first bust. This is great to watch. I will jump over and check the Young site. I have several picked out from Nutz Planet.

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Thank you, everyone!  Yeah, the eyes were really fun to work on.  I tried to add more detail than I have in the past.

 

Heisler, I've had my eye on a few of those Nuts Planet busts too.  They look really cool.  Good luck with them!

 

 

 

I'm a bit curious, never painted a bust before. Can this be achieved with brushes or do you need an airbrush?

Since I only paint with brushes I never dared to try a bust yet due to the size, there are some nice ones out there that I would like to try.

But again not an airbrusher..

 

Xherman, yes, you can definitely achieve this without an airbrush.  Everything I've done here was with a regular brush.  Obviously with the larger scale of the bust there are other options.  Starting out with an airbrush is one of them.  You can also try using oil paints.  But, I still work with a regular brush and good ol' Reaper Master Series acrylics.  One of the big challenges with a bust is getting smooth blends over larger areas.  That's one of the reasons oil paints or an airbrush is a good alternative.  However those same results can be achieved with a regular brush and acrylics, just plan more time to work on those transitions.  One of the reasons I like working on larger figures is they give you a lot of opportunities to practice blending.

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Thank you, everyone!  Yeah, the eyes were really fun to work on.  I tried to add more detail than I have in the past.

 

Heisler, I've had my eye on a few of those Nuts Planet busts too.  They look really cool.  Good luck with them!

 

 

 

I'm a bit curious, never painted a bust before. Can this be achieved with brushes or do you need an airbrush?

Since I only paint with brushes I never dared to try a bust yet due to the size, there are some nice ones out there that I would like to try.

But again not an airbrusher..

 

Xherman, yes, you can definitely achieve this without an airbrush.  Everything I've done here was with a regular brush.  Obviously with the larger scale of the bust there are other options.  Starting out with an airbrush is one of them.  You can also try using oil paints.  But, I still work with a regular brush and good ol' Reaper Master Series acrylics.  One of the big challenges with a bust is getting smooth blends over larger areas.  That's one of the reasons oil paints or an airbrush is a good alternative.  However those same results can be achieved with a regular brush and acrylics, just plan more time to work on those transitions.  One of the reasons I like working on larger figures is they give you a lot of opportunities to practice blending.

 

Thx for explaining this.

Again great work on that bust,

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This is wonderful work. I am getting ready to start my first bust. This is great to watch. I will jump over and check the Young site. I have several picked out from Nutz Planet.

 

Thx a lot!!! I just discovered this site, there goes my money, :;):

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