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Re: Indonesian Street Sweeper

Postby kennyc » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:29 pm

Given that this one has a black background and the Oppenheimer had a white background....interesting to see them side-by-side. (cell phone pic):

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Re: Indonesian Street Sweeper

Postby Laurene » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:45 pm

It's like you never stopped Kenny! Textures are impeccable!

I love the way you shadowed the hand heavily so that it's blending with the dark background. It creates a rich feeling of depth. Same goes for the top of the head. It helps her feel like she fits into her environment rather than looking like a cut-out.

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Re: Indonesian Street Sweeper

Postby kennyc » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:24 am

Thank you Lauren. High praise indeed. I need to do some shading...blending on the lower arm .... As well as that left side ear.

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Re: Indonesian Street Sweeper

Postby kennyc » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:26 pm

I'm in that funny place with this one now..... I know it needs to be finished, particularly that lower right shirt area, the shading on the arm on the left and working on/hiding that left side ear.... and it seems I hit this point in every drawing at least once....it's like I don't want to touch it for fear of screwing it up....is that weird or what?
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Re: Indonesian Street Sweeper

Postby Bob1298 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:35 pm

What can anyone say...you cant choose one over the other quality wise, just boils down to personal taste. I do have one question...
When are you going to do another one??? :P

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Re: Indonesian Street Sweeper

Postby kennyc » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:17 pm

Bob1298 wrote:What can anyone say...you cant choose one over the other quality wise, just boils down to personal taste. I do have one question...
When are you going to do another one??? :P


Funny you should ask.... :P I need to finish and spray these two (never really finished til I spray them :lol: ) and then we'll see. I actually already looked through my possibly TBD (to be drawn) references and didn't see anything that really tripped my trigger. I enjoyed the Oppenheimer....maybe I'll do another scientist....or a series of scientists.....but then again there's this Sea Otter and baby pic on my August NWF Calendar that is very tempting...not sure how it would look in B&W though....
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Re: Indonesian Street Sweeper

Postby Bob1298 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:00 pm

I always thought that Einstein had a face of interest

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Re: Indonesian Street Sweeper

Postby Quwatha » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:56 am

So, Kenny, are you sticking with the 9xxb for the background of the Street Sweeper? How many layers did you use?
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Re: Indonesian Street Sweeper

Postby kennyc » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:09 am

Quwatha wrote:So, Kenny, are you sticking with the 9xxb for the background of the Street Sweeper? How many layers did you use?

Yes 9xxb for background and a bit of shading ... into hair hand... layers? not sure...just covering the paper...in fact I just went back and re-did a bit of it as I worked today.....about 5 more hours getting close to finish... I think...
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Re: Indonesian Street Sweeper

Postby kennyc » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:31 am

Pretty close to the end now....I improved some things and may have unimproved a few...about 5 more hours this afternoon for a total of about 72 hours..... maybe one more pass....??

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Re: Indonesian Street Sweeper

Postby kennyc » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:56 pm

Here she is. I think she's finished but undoubtedly I'll find some touchups to do before I spray/fix her. :D
Coming in at 77+ hours over five years :lol: I'm gonna miss her when she's gone. Will let her sit on my desk for a few days before the spraying. If you see anything you can't stand or can't live with please speak now! I did try to disguise the ear, and tried smoothing the background a bit.

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Re: Indonesian Street Sweeper

Postby Quwatha » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:06 pm

I just love her - her sweet smile and every wrinkle in her face. Good job!
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Re: Indonesian Street Sweeper

Postby kennyc » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:08 pm

Quwatha wrote:I just love her - her sweet smile and every wrinkle in her face. Good job!


Thank you very much Quwatha! I really appreciate that!
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Re: Indonesian Street Sweeper

Postby Laurene » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:39 pm

You nailed it Kenny! The ear and upper arm fade into the background seamlessly. Congrats on sticking with it and on such a wonderful finish!

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Re: Indonesian Street Sweeper

Postby kennyc » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:52 pm

Thank you so much for your uncessing support and enthusiasm. I couldn't a dun it without you!

Thank you! Much appreciated.
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