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« on: September 22, 2009 03:06:31 PM »

Though it's not entirely finished, I just had to post it up and get some feedback on this. It's my first airbrush project on this scale.
The eyes are recessed behind the painting and follow you around as you look at them, neat little optical illusion.





Critiques and such welcome. First airbrush projet, and like I said, still a wee bit more work to go. Going to matte this in the frame with a deep red to black weathered felt
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009 03:38:57 PM »

how clever!
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009 03:39:04 PM »

I do like the effect with the eyes!  Grin
when its complete, it will look awesome!
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ysmeine
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009 05:44:45 PM »

I think the dark red matting will finish it nicely. Although, I have never tried airbrushing, I do like this. I like the shadowing on the face and the texture of the background. Did you use a type of lace for a stencil?
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009 06:24:06 PM »

Thanks ysemeine! Yeah, I used an old table runner that I got in a box of fabric from a yard sale. It was stained with wine and whatnot and unuseable....at the time, but I knew I would have a use for it.
I draped the runner over the paper and then sprayed it with an old rattle can of white spray paint. Here's a pic of it

After that, I used a diluted red ink to colour it, then added some shadows with the airbrush.
I swear, this new tool to my arsenal has opened up alot of options for my work.
If you look at the later pics from the one I posted, you can see the differance.
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009 06:26:33 PM »

OH! Forgot to post the basic inspiration of this project....... credit of it goes to Dave Lowe's blog....can find the basic tutorial/idea here: http://davelowe.blogspot.com/2008/11/08-halloween-epilogue-moving-eye.html
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2009 06:55:55 PM »

That's so awesome! I love Halloween and totally wish I knew how to airbrush! Can't wait to see the finished piece and anything else you come up with  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2009 11:06:42 PM »

This is AWESOME!! Wonderful work!
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