Kabocha no ito desu - and Studio paintjobs...and Temple

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Evening all. I've finally got around to assembling and painting my Indiegogo Ito.First up are Kenzo (the beast) Ito and the male bushi.

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KABOCHA wrote:

It's all thin translucent layers/glazes with a bit of feathering and wet blending.

Really beautiful work!  Do you pre-shade at the priming stage and then carfully glaze and touch-up blend or do you do a single color primer coat first and build up the shadows and highlights manually?

By biramcli
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No pre-shading here. It's all basecoat with the mid tone, then shade and highlight with touch-ups as I go along.

By KABOCHA
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Thread-o-mancy!

Since CDHay discovered Bushido at Salute, there's been  a bit of a resurgence in interest locally.

So it's time to dust off the primed peasants I have on the painting desk, first Kaito (who will be closely followed by a couple of fishermen).

 

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By KABOCHA
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Nicely painted.  The face and arms are really done beautifully. Great basing as well.

By Ashley408

Wow! Impressive stuff!

Mine only look like that in my head!

The shading is so smooth... how did you do it?

 

By Ito Ed (not verified)
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Beautiful work, as always.  I like the way you kept the color theme running between the peasant and the bamboo stalks behind him.  That bamboo is really beautiful.

Also, really nice touch giving him a bit of hair on the arms. 

 

By biramcli
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Two more reinforcements arrive for the great unwashed...

 

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By KABOCHA
Ashley408's picture

Nicely done.  Excellent high-lighting and the basing works really well.

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Beautiful stuff!  

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Very shoddy photos (2 bulbs have blown in my painting lamp) of the newest addition to the Temple. Colour scheme is inspired by the O-kami video game.

 

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By KABOCHA

Looks insanely good. Looking forward to touching him 

By cdhay (not verified)
Ret-Fleafa's picture

Beautiful work again!

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Ashley408's picture

Agreed. The face and underside of his feet are excellent!

By Ashley408
darkframboisier's picture

Like the okami idea, love this game! you really are a talented painter

By darkframboisier
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Brilliant work, I wish my Temple looked half as good

By Da Gobbo's Grotto --

"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. When you listen, you learn something new."
Dalai Lama

“Move swift as the Wind and closely-formed as the Wood. Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain"
Sun Tze. The Art of War

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The peasant-heavy 20-activations a turn list is now a reality! cheeky

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Ret-Fleafa's picture

Nailed it again!

By Ret-Fleafa --

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Everything in this thread looks insanely good. 

 

By HMK
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Kerasu sneaked in when no one was looking...

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By KABOCHA
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Woooooooooooooooo ooooo  ooooo, spooky times with everyone's favourite souless ninja...

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Shizuka is doen, but the rest of the Clan keep hiding behind paint pots.

 

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By KABOCHA

KABOCHA wrote:

It's not too hard: use a good smooth primer and a wet pallet, thin your paints and use lots of thin layers, blending by transparency...and practice wink

May I ask, do you use any glaze medium, paint retarder or similar? Any inks involved?

Thanks in advance. 

Greetings from a painting newbie. 

By Dr00g (not verified)
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Just tap water. Very rarely I'll use glaze medium, but never retarder; I could never get on with it.

At school I learnt to paint with poster paints and carried on using the same ideas for blending acrylics, just blending along the edge of the shading colour and using thin layers for highlighting.

By KABOCHA
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What colors of flesh paint would be best for females, lets start with one of the easier one, one of the Roses, or do you just use the same colors as you would with a caucasian female?

By etchr
Ashley408's picture

Superb painting.  I particularly like the stonework on the bases, terrific!

By Ashley408
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Sorry I've been neglecting the thread.

@etchr: It depends on what I've got out on my painting desk.

For East Asian skin I'd start with VMC cork brown, shade with washes/glazes of flat earth, mahogany brown with a bit of purple in it. Highlight by adding in something golden (dark flesh/sunny skintone) then basic fleshtone for highlights. I don't stick with hard and fast recipes, just whatever is nearest. Then tweak tones/saturation with glazes.

I'll put photos of Kouhei and Rin up later this week.

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Knock knock, is anyone there?
Reposted from FaceBook, here's the Botherhood box that I spent January painting...

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...and the full Brotherhood range (to date)

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