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« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2009 11:55:58 AM »

Beautiful! My family loves that movie. I better not let them see these.
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« Reply #41 on: November 01, 2009 04:18:57 AM »

THIS IS EFFING AWESOME
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« Reply #42 on: November 01, 2009 06:14:25 AM »

Wow! Those are so impressive. So smooth and perfect. And I really like the resin coating, that'd make it so nice and smooth and glossy. Think I might have to give that a try some time.

Just so awesome.  Grin
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« Reply #43 on: November 02, 2009 08:06:33 AM »

thanks for all the great comments everyone ^_^
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« Reply #44 on: November 02, 2009 09:39:39 AM »

These are great! 
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« Reply #45 on: November 03, 2009 03:21:24 PM »

Want them so much! Did you trace out the designs first or anything like that? My problem with painting is it never looks like what I'm imagining in my head, and outlines get wobbly. I suppose time and patience takes care of the wobbly line issue.

What kind of paint did you use? I found when I tried to make lots of coats, I ended up with horrible brush texture marks (I did a painting a long time ago of Bender for my now-ex, wish I'd taken a photo) but that could be because I used cheap brushes!

I love the way it just looks like a cartoon glued itself to the canvas. Everything is so precise. Nevermind a nursery, I'd definitely have them in my room :-)
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« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2009 10:49:37 PM »

These are absolutely outstanding. I'd hang them in my room Tongue
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« Reply #47 on: November 04, 2009 02:06:43 PM »

Want them so much! Did you trace out the designs first or anything like that? My problem with painting is it never looks like what I'm imagining in my head, and outlines get wobbly. I suppose time and patience takes care of the wobbly line issue.

What kind of paint did you use? I found when I tried to make lots of coats, I ended up with horrible brush texture marks (I did a painting a long time ago of Bender for my now-ex, wish I'd taken a photo) but that could be because I used cheap brushes!

I love the way it just looks like a cartoon glued itself to the canvas. Everything is so precise. Nevermind a nursery, I'd definitely have them in my room :-)

Hey Cheesy I found my reference images online, drew them up full size on paper (and kept modifying the drawings until I was finally happy... some of them had some strange proportions that really bugged me and it took a while to work out how to improve them). Once I was happy with my drawings, I used carbon paper to transfer the outlines to the canvas. I do this pretty much with all my paintings/scratchboards - i usually make a mess when i'm drawing so i get my design all worked out on the paper first, then use the carbon paper to transfer a nice clean outline on to my board or canvas. Certain colours of paint don't cover pencil that well either, so this helps avoid trying to cover random sketch marks that just won't erase.

For paint, I use Liquitex Soft Body Professional Artist Colours. I love love LOVE this paint. Its pricey, but I guess all good paint is, right? (I try to pick  up a new colour every time I go to the shop so I don't notice how much I'm really spending overall, hehehe) It levels pretty evenly and doesn't retain brush strokes, in my experience. Its a great acrylic paint, and the colours are very rich. Smiley

For the outlines I use a liner brush with very long bristles, and I usually repaint my outline 2-3 times, just to make sure its nice and sharp. I have shaky hands so this way I make sure the lines look even.

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« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2009 02:35:36 PM »

Thankyou! That was really helpful- I tend to draw straight on canvas and as I'm a leftie it smudges everywhere. I'll have a look out for the those paints- I've got cheap acrylics and cheap brushes so that's probably not helping my limited painting endeavours.
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« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2009 03:30:23 PM »

wow! i have no idea what movie they're from, but they look amazing.
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