Friday, April 22, 2016

Mini-Paint: Jyn Erso

Jyn Erso

Well, this is another Mini-Paint which turned out to take a lot longer than I intended.  In this case, I choose Jyn Erso from the new "Rogue One" trailer.  There were lots of great hints of scenes to come--AT-AT's on a beach, up-armored Troopers, the focusing lens of the Death Star being lowered into place, a Grand Admiral walking through the remains of a battle field, and the final image of Jyn looking toward the camera in Imperial garb.  So much cool potential.  We'll see in December 2016!

Just for fun, here is a follow-up to the "Rogue One" trailer, featuring the voice actor of the Death Star Alarm.

The palette was: Titanium White, Naples Yellow (Red Lt.), Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Red Deep, Cobalt Blue (Hue), and Ivory Black.

This Mini-Paint was also completely out of control, and took about 3-1/2 hours to finish.  Sigh.

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STEP ONE:  Here are the pencils on a 5-1/2" x 8" toned gesso piece of hardboard. 

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STEP TWO:  This is the first pass, which took about an hour, just laying down the general colors and modelling of the figure.

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STEP THREE:  The next hour, I was working on the face.  Sadly, I repainted it several times, only to wind up in the same general place each time by the end. 

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STEP FOUR:  The last hour or so was spent finishing off the face, the uniform, and all the rest.  It is shocking how much of a difference a millimeter one way or another can make in trying to get a painting of a face to look right.  Of course, there are still a few spots which are on the other side of the millimeter in question, but it's all part of the learning process, don'cha know.  :-)

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This was done with acrylic paint on 5.5" x 8" gessoed hardboard.


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