As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

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

Postby ArcticFox » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:09 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?
Good suggestion. I want to emphasize what I said earlier about a vertical line for the iris/pupil. You want the top and bottom to touch the black "eyeliner." If you look at a normal human eye, you don't see the top and bottom of the iris because they're behind the eyelid. If they don't touch, it will look like the character is surprised and eyes wide. (similar to what happens if you don't do the eyeliner at all)
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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby ccgr » Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:51 am

painted baby Jesus and one of the kings (I plan on making the other two darker skinned), I also painted on some eyebrows

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

Postby Chozon1 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:47 am

Awesome. ^_^
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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby ArcticFox » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:38 pm

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

Postby Wintercross » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:29 am

looks pretty good so far!

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

Postby ccgr » Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:26 am

painted 2 kings yesterday

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

Postby Chozon1 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:59 am

Awesome. :D I love the colors you've picked!
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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby ccgr » Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:42 pm

Added Mary, all that's left is the angel

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

Postby ArcticFox » Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:42 pm

Great work! That set's looking awesome!

I'm feeling inspired to do something like that too...
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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby ccgr » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:29 pm

With the angel done:

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My nativity set is now complete:

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Thanks everyone for checking it out and for the encouragement. If anyone else does a project like this, I'd love to see it!

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

Postby ArcticFox » Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:29 pm

Outstanding!

Gonna do commissions? :D
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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby ccgr » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:43 pm

haha not good enough, but it's been a fun and meaningful experience regardless of the outcome. I still nitpick as some of the figures (missed a spot!).

I got this blank nativity set as a gift and honestly don't know where to get another blank set, pre-painted figures are readily available and cheaper too.

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

Postby ArcticFox » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:50 pm

I guess it's a family heirloom now!
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Re: As promised I've started to paint my nativity scene

Postby Sstavix » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:46 pm

Looks great! Nicely done!

So what's your next painting project going to be?

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

Postby JOJ650s » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:56 pm

Very nice, it looks great! :)
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