As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

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As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby ccgr » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:25 pm

Primed:

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First Victim: The cow!

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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby ArcticFox » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:03 pm

Lookin' good!

I like the texture of the cow's fur color. Gives it some character. It also seems to be shaded in the shadowy parts, which looks great. How did you do it? It kinda looks like the brown paint varies in thickness?
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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby ccgr » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:16 pm

the model has the hair outlines so that wasn't me. The paints are thicker than I'm used to I assume the varying colors are due to that. The only color mixing I did was the hay on the bottom, I didn't want it to be a bright yellow :)

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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby ArcticFox » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:25 pm

Yeah I can see the molded hair texture in the sculpt. The texture I was talking about was in the color, the mottled look of the brown. I like it a lot. Looks like a living animal and not a plushie. :)
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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby ccgr » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:04 am

Painted the donkey today and some of the grass for some of the other figures (which need touching up). I was tempted to paint a pink bow on the donkey's backside, but decided against it.

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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby Chozon1 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:47 am

Those look great! :D This is a really cool project. ^_^

I like the way you're doing the eyes; they look sort of soulful.
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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby ArcticFox » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:06 pm

Looking good!

What kind of paint are you using?
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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby ccgr » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:30 pm

per your guys' recommendation, acrylic

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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby ccgr » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:26 pm

The nativity scene now has a shepherd and some sheep

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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby ArcticFox » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:20 am

Looking good!

If I may offer a tip... when doing eyes, you might want to paint them all black first, then white within, and then a dot (or short vertical line) in the middle for the iris/pupil. The idea is that if it's just white against the flesh colors, they tend to look like their eyes are wide open in surprise. The first layer of black creates a sort of eyeliner that makes it look more natural.
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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby ccgr » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:03 am

Oooh good tip, I may fine tune some of them after I get them all colored, I wan the whole set at least painted by Christmas :\ I'll definitely try that though! I've been using a needle to do the eyes, so hard...

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(Starting to fill up a bit, it's coming along!)

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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby Chozon1 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:56 am

CCGR, those look amazing. :D I really want to do this with our set too.
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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby ArcticFox » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:52 pm

Coming along nicely!
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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby ccgr » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:40 pm

It's a lot of work but it's fun and meaningful. I highly recommend doing it if you have a blank nativity set :) I realize that I'm not good enough to do this for others but you gotta start somewhere :)

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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby Sstavix » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:39 pm

That looks fantastic so far! Great job!

I have a tip as well... although it's more of a cheat. :wink: Like AF said, do a dark eye first, and then paint the eyeball white. But what I often do for the pupil... is to use a very fine-point Sharpie permanent marker. :wink: Hey, as long as the result looks good, anything goes, right?


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