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Offline Klaus, not Santa

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Re: The Guardian
« Reply #30 on: Tue Jul, 10, 2018, 08:16:AM »
Thank you Quaralane!

Hi all,

with the last update I positioned Lady Tiber for the first time without the cork.


And compared to the previous shots this made a huge difference and Vahidra at the Bemalforum pointed out that she is now getting almost lost in the scene...


So I was wondering how I could position her higher and more in focus.
My first attempt was a set of stairs - in the same angle as the the columns


But with Lady Tiber on it, that doesn't work (at least not without a major re-sculpting)


Next I tried a piece of column


This looks better, so I added rubble around and now it looks as if she's just climbing over the rubble


Assuming that her companion already crossed the obstacle


and is now surprised by the dragon's growl.


Finally I fixed the backdrop and added some more coins and stuff :)


This pretty much completes the built :)
So what do you think? Suggestions or improvements?
I look forward to your feedback
Cheers
Klaus
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Re: The Guardian
« Reply #31 on: Tue Jul, 10, 2018, 11:23:PM »
Liking the rubble idea for the Lady.
Might be that her companion is what woke up the dragon.
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"There's too much confusion. I can't get no relief."
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Re: The Guardian
« Reply #32 on: Wed Jul, 11, 2018, 03:09:PM »
Yes, that's a good answer to that problem of positioning her in the scene.  What about adjusting the mecha dragon's pose, to have him climbing over some smaller bits of rubble, too. 
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Re: The Guardian
« Reply #33 on: Thu Jul, 12, 2018, 06:19:AM »
Thank you guys!
@Baron - great idea, but the position is kinda fixed (for I need his "lights"), but there is some debris...
Thanks

So, after some minor changes I primed everything black yesterday


Next I gave it a coat of very dark blue(removing some of the shine)


And then I started on my light sketch


This is mainly to give me a feeling of the scene and atmosphere - even though this time I may try a new technique.


After the initial lights I reworked some areas with black again


And this is as far as I got


I'm afraid the eyes and nostrils are too strong - what do you think?
As for the "coloring" I'm thinking about using glazes and transparent inks only...this way I would keep the lights as they are, color with transperent colors and then "re-color" some of the light areas depending of the actual lights color - is that making sense?
First I would add manual highlights - depending on the material soaft for the leaterh and cloth, strong and clear for the gold coins and metal.
Anyone ever tried something this way?
Thanks

Klaus
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Re: The Guardian
« Reply #34 on: Thu Jul, 12, 2018, 03:59:PM »
Wow that is really impressive!

OSL painting has always been a challenge for me but I think you idea of only using inks and glazes should work

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Re: The Guardian
« Reply #35 on: Fri Jul, 13, 2018, 12:00:AM »
Liking the eyes, actually, but I'm thinking the nostrils may be too strong, unless there's fire about to come out of them, that is.
"There must be some way out of here," said the Joker to the Thief.
"There's too much confusion. I can't get no relief."
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Re: The Guardian
« Reply #36 on: Fri Jul, 13, 2018, 06:43:PM »
This is going to look great!  I look forward to seeing the "layers" go on as you execute your lighting effect.
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Re: The Guardian
« Reply #37 on: Fri Aug, 17, 2018, 08:00:PM »
Hey Klaus
How is that arch light holding out for you...?

Any progress on this vignette...?
Cheers
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Re: The Guardian
« Reply #38 on: Thu Aug, 23, 2018, 06:02:AM »
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Hey Klaus
How is that arch light holding out for you...?

Any progress on this vignette...?
Cheers

Hi Belugawrx - I love my archlight - I did in the meantime exchange the LED strip for a brighter Version and am quite happy with it.
But I also always use my additional light with lens...
cheers

Hey all!
Sorry for the absence, but here it was so hot, the paint dried on the brush und Sculpey cured by itself ;)
Naw, it was just darn warm and I didn't find the mojo to do any real stuff.

BUT, I did use the time to finally experiment with some 3D stuff.
A friend recommended Sculptris - free programm, by the makers of ZBrush - and I find it very intuitive.

This was the first head - say hello to Phantomas (who ever is old and european enough to remember him?)


And this the second - each were created in just a few (3 or 4) hours


One evening I was just pushing and shoving things around, when I got the idea to try a dragon


This also shows one of the issues with the program - upon a certain size there are too many polygons and the program crashes


But it is really great for getting a feeling for 3D sculpting and if you want to proceed.
I experimented some more and tried this bust


in theory it is now even ready to print - if I get access to a printer...


But by now the painting Mojo seems to be back, and "The Guardian" is back on my desk!
First I improved the background some more, adding more grass and stuff


And I connected a better power source to it


this is now a lot brighter


And I started to paint the Guardian itself - sorry these are mobile images


Unfortunately I broke off the sword - so I'll have to fix that


And this is as far as I got over the last few days


I think it comes together quite nicely.
What do you think?
Cheers
klaus

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Re: The Guardian
« Reply #39 on: Fri Aug, 24, 2018, 12:08:AM »
I think you summed it up well.
It's all coming together nicely
"There must be some way out of here," said the Joker to the Thief.
"There's too much confusion. I can't get no relief."
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Re: The Guardian
« Reply #40 on: Tue Sep, 04, 2018, 06:29:AM »
Thank you!

In the meantime I was also able to finish "The Guardian"
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Once again, I want to tank you for accompanying me on this journey and your Support and encouragement :)
THANK YOU!
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Re: The Guardian
« Reply #41 on: Tue Sep, 04, 2018, 09:23:AM »
I really like how that came out Klaus.
Very nice paint work and detail.
Cheers
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Re: The Guardian
« Reply #42 on: Tue Sep, 04, 2018, 04:16:PM »
That is amazing!

I love the display

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Re: The Guardian
« Reply #43 on: Tue Sep, 04, 2018, 11:37:PM »
Turned out beautifully, Klaus.
Not a lady I'd want to cross.
Glad to see she stayed bald, as well, I thought it fit her
"There must be some way out of here," said the Joker to the Thief.
"There's too much confusion. I can't get no relief."
--Bob Dylan, "All Along the Watchtower" 1965--