Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Belle of the Nile, part 2

So after a good nights sleep, reached for the airbrush again, time to tackle the sheer effect of the cotton.

The cotton view from all the angles

I do need to go in and tidy up some of the blending of the white for the various shadings of the white cotton, plus tidy up the gold too. Not too bad, although I dare say I'll improve on the next one I do. 

The make up on the face.

The make up needed research, and it turns out that they used green eye shadow, made out of a copper mix. Henna for lipstick. And Kohl for eye liner. I've settled for the eye shadow at this point, then picked out the gold on the first pass. 

I'll let this be for a few days, before I come back and review it.

Pili-Pili Miniatures, Belle of the Nile (part 1)

Pili Pili are known for great quality sculpting, and now I'm getting life back onto an even keel (Marriage is a fairly absorbing of spare time event) I've picked this bust as my return effort to the bench.

The figure 'in the round'

Primed with Vallejo grey primer, then airbrushed with Jo Sonja acrylics. Jo Sonja are great to paint with, they have been used by many painters, lovely stuff.

Anyway, this is where I left off the first day, leaving the skin tones as is. Too tired to do the cotton tunic (great draping, by the way).
Plus had to clean out the airbrush.

Announcing Mr and MRs Stokes

And now I'm married to Kristy!

Very happy, she appreciates my hobby, gives me advice, and even let me convert one spare room into a man cave.....

The exchange of the vows

Good day, and happy memories.

Love you honey!