Wip it out, waggle it about...

Discussion in 'Work in progress' started by Iacton, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Iacton

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    Probably the last update for now. This whole CMON thing along with a load of real life stress is killing my love for the whole mini community thing.

    I am finding this model a bit of a battle too. Earlier this evening the skin paint on her entire right leg started to peel off, so I had to sand it all back and start the leg from scratch! It was about 4 hours of blending down the pan. Well pleased... :(

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    I'll see people at Euro, but I shan't be joining in much here or elsewhere for a while.
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  2. Fet

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    That'll be a shame, Scott, but good to see you at Folkestone - I'll spot you a beer again!
  3. Iacton

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    I plan on drinking plenty this year, mate. Anyway, you'll be getting the congrats beers for your engagement ;)
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  4. Bob

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    Hey Scott,

    Shame to let some wanker at CMON drive you offline - though that's easy for me to say, I'm not getting all that personal vindictiveness.

    I've noticed that it's been quiet here for a little while, I assumed it was holiday season.

    For what it's worth, I very much enjoy and look forward to seeing your updates; and those of the other talented people on this forum. I haven't had the time to paint for myself for a while, looking at your work is inspiring and daunting in equal measure!

    Can't speak for anyone else, personally I don't comment much because the level here is astronomically out of my league and I don't feel I have anything to contribute.

    Anyway, it's a hobby, not a curse, and if you're not enjoying sharing your work then don't do it. But I hope you can find a way through the distractions and come back here, in time.

    See you at Euro.

    Cheers,

    Bob
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  5. Ritual

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    Stop posting your stuff on CMON, simply. I mean, you don't paint for some number on a website, right? I'm still active on the forum over there, but I am not planning on posting any more of my work there. P&P is much better for that... and for your blood pressure.

    See you at Euro!
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  6. glazed over

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    Got to agree with Ritual. Just stop putting your stuff on CMoN!

    It would be a great shame if you stopped participating in the wider online community just because of one or two pathetic individuals on there.
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  7. marta

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    Stop posting on CMON, start ignoring the scores, or start treating those snipers as a proof of your skill and talent (after all they won't snipe some mediocre painters, you need to be good to catch their attention). But don't alienate yourself from the community, we're a nice bunch after all.
    It's gonna be nice to meet in Folkestone in few weeks time.

    BTW great work on the elf so far. It's gonna be yet another lovely lady from you.

    Cheers
    'eM
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  8. Gerry L

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    Hi Scott
    Agree with all that has been said , dont post your stuff on cmon, whats all this sniping all about? some tosser who has nothing better to do then put peoples work down!
    they need to get a life, youve also got to remember why you paint, is it to be the best? theres plenty of unsung hereos out there mate( or so they think) its a hobby
    you have some great mates on here, that dont snipe at your work, your latest stuffs lovely, enjoy what you do and dont let the tossers get to you, look forward to seeing you at Euro;)
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  9. stampedingviking

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    I'm in the same boat as Bob, the quality of the work on here is far above what I can achieve but that doesn't mean I don't like drooling over your and others fine work.
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  10. Matabele

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    See me for a coffee, a beer and general encouragement at Euro. Ignore the tossers on other sites being vindictive - they are probably compensating for a lack of something. You are a fine painter with awards and more importantly the respect of the members of this community who actually matter. Manly hugs( with manly coughing in an embarrassed British way) :) your way.
    And despite the peeling paint the blending repair work looks good!
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  11. Avicenna

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    There's not a lot for me to add really - at least with the CMoN sniping the outliers algorithm appears to be working!

    Don't let the petty small-minded fools get you down mate! Paint with passion and enjoy the act of painting and you can't go wrong.

    I'll join the queue of people with a pep talk for you ;)
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  12. Iacton

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    Well, thanks for the kind words people. Life and mood still aren't leaving me too social at the moment, and progress is still relatively slow, but I've moved her on somewhat...

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    I've done the boots, belts and bow (still to add a string when I decide to pluck a long hair from the cat!) and I've done some glazing of the cloth to knock back both the blue and the yellow. I wanted to keep the colour there, rather than desaturate it, but have a distinction between the higher and lower parts, and also between the inner and outer cloak. She is also all glued together - but not to the base yet - at last. This was something that I immediately regretted when I realised that I hadn't done enough work on the quiver yet!!! :eek::confused::mad::cry:bruised
  13. Iacton

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    I took the cloak back off, cos I'm an idiot to have glued it on... Then I decided to paint patterns everywhere...
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    Realistically there is the hair and the metal parts of the quiver to do, then it will be a case of a few touch ins, varnish, glue together and leave for a few days prior to Euro. Then take a look at what needs tweaking, and off she goes.
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  14. Fet

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    Nice work on the patterns! I especially like the vines on the interior - reminds me of the Noggin the Nog books :D Is that another pattern sketched in on the back of the cloak?
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  15. Iacton

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    Yeah, there's a deliberately minimal random leaf pattern on there - plus the zigzag/triangle border thing - which did my noodle in...
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  16. PrawnPower

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    Very nice, especially like the edge work
    I think the pattern on the inside needs to be worked into the shadows and folds a bit more more though
    The pattern seems to have far less variation in tone than the fabric it is on.

    Also are you going to replicate any of the pattern on the sash at the front?
  17. Iacton

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    Yes, there's some shading to add to the inner cloak pattern, but I'm not sure about the tabard thing. Maybe a couple of little corner ones...
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  18. Iacton

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    Right. Had an unexpected painting session last night, so I've pushed her to the "completed" stage.

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    I'm going to put her aside until next week now, apart from making up a plaque (although I may just buy that tbh...). Then I'll pick up the scuffs and stray brush strokes. She also still needs to be fixed to the base, but I had applied a load of varnish last night, so it was all a little "spongy".
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    bloop.

    Those were the days... ;)

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