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It's the weekend and that means it's time to paint!

 

Got two zombies up for some WIP.  

 

I'll just start by saying - leave me any feedback you've got.  I'm open to hearing and improving from it.

 

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BATTLE REPORT!

 

#1 - Buster Jaws

Wins:

* Really taking to this whole wet blending thing.  I used two colors further apart from each other in value and tried to test myself to push them together.  There's two different sets of this in both the pants and the shirt.  

*  I am trying to keep the 'mother color' as I've heard it called in mind.  Since it's Halloween month, I figured orange would be a good one.  It was  hard to add it in to nearly all the colors, but it did come out well.

*  Trying to push the bloody look on his shirt with some Magenta ink looks nice and fun (and gross).  My daughter was not fond of these two, which tells me I'm on the right path.

*  Setting a goal of about 30 minutes for this was a tough one, but I think given the time I tried to do it in, limiting my palette, and pushing the colors worked great.

 

Misses:

*  Skin color.  It's just not dead enough.  Need suggestions on your favorite zombie and ghoul skin recipe.

*  Hair.  What the hell does dead hair look like?  How can I make it look more "fresh out of the grave" and less "fresh out of the salon"?

*  I attempted value sketching with ink and then overlaying a really lite wash of paint.  Not sure I dig it, but it worked.  Barely.  No pun intended.  You can see the value sketch below.

 

Mr. I Suck At Dabbing

Wins: 

*  This was actually the first of the wet blends so it didnt' get pushed as far, but the blending still worked great.  Speed, speed, speed!

*  Knowing I have to give up a little of my detail to get a faster result is a good balance.

*  I learned that this was where I could watch where the folds in the clothing were and step up the highlights in those area, which I applied to my following model.

 

Misses:

*  Eyes, hair, and skin again.  Not sure what I should have done different, but I know I should have done something.

 

 

Here's the progress pictures (numbered)IMG_20211010_155507_802.thumb.jpg.3d1fb726f7cfe99c3123f44cf10d7c0f.jpg

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