Friday, May 23, 2014
So I have started a new side project... a smaller ( or larger? ) bust project... which has to be semi secret though cause well it is for the e2046 painting competition that ends soon. And apparently we can't show finished pictures of it before the contest is over.
But after the private lessons with Massive Voodoo and then again with Rafa a few weeks ago.. the thing to do with painting is to do research! And the more research you do, the better and more real the end result will be!
Ok.. well I am trying to get better so best I go off and do some research then huh? :)
A quick Google search later and well....
A good example of how the light and shadows work here, and how you can add a few beauty marks to them to give them a bit of character.
But the piece looks to be in costume.. so maybe I should research in that area?
Now we can see what they look like again with lights and shadows but this time in costume. I have to say.. it is very hard work this research bit of painting.. I do not know how many pages of cleavage I have had to go through, and their related links, to be able to find suitable material to study and replicate.
Of course.. with all research there are the dark sides... and you have to be careful on how far you take the research... I mean the interweb has a dark side and if you research too much you can find yourself in some very scary parts of it..
Not exactly the cosplay cleavage one might have been wanting to find.. but thought it worth sharing the image all the same ;)
So yeah.. this busty bust will take me a lot longer to get completed than others have in the past due to the level of research required. Thankfully it is a long weekend here in the UK so we have plenty of opportunities to research and gauge which ones are the best to try to replicate.
But if you have other links or research photos that you think it would fit this piece best.. link them below in the comments :)
Enjoy the long weekend, and let's hope that the weather is good for all to enjoy the weekend!
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