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Olivier Herbiet
16-02-2014, 08:46 PM
Hi all,
I'm inspiring me of some of your job, so this is my WIP.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3748/12473759824_33cb8bbbcf.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86743609@N08/12473759824/)
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2845/12473284385_75ff3cfc3c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86743609@N08/12473284385/)
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3833/12473724583_e7801924d4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86743609@N08/12473724583/)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7346/12474062684_a7f1256fb3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86743609@N08/12474062684/)

16-02-2014, 11:41 PM
Nice start :) I like it that we all have very different takes on this model.

17-02-2014, 02:54 AM
Very nice! How did you get the texture on the leathers? Sponge?

17-02-2014, 03:20 AM
I'm loving your colors so far and can't wait to see him come along.

Olivier Herbiet
17-02-2014, 06:54 AM
Very nice! How did you get the texture on the leathers? Sponge?

It's a mix of "Gloss super heavy gel" from Liquitex + paint, all applied with blister foam.

17-02-2014, 08:05 AM
A great start, very original.
Two minor suggestions would be pushing the colour on the leathers a little further away from the shadows under his chin, and pulling the bright part on his chin/throat up at the sides a little. Right now the colour shift (between the pink and the brown) is a more or less horizontal, while I think it would suit the model much better if it followed the curve of the wrinkles and lips a little more, making it look more like a 'sack' suspended from his cheeks.
I'm looking forward to the end result on this one very much. :smile:

17-02-2014, 01:01 PM
It's a mix of "Gloss super heavy gel" from Liquitex + paint, all applied with blister foam.

Ah, thank you. At first, I thought you had coated it with a little bit of fine sand, but then i realized it had the uniformity of sponge. The gel solves the mystery. I have that gel, but I've only planned to use it so far on terrain projects. Great idea! I'll have to keep it in mind for opportunities on figures.

17-02-2014, 03:18 PM
loving this

17-02-2014, 09:54 PM
Another cool colour combo, I think im gonna have to go airbrush lol

17-02-2014, 10:22 PM
Fantastic start, another completely different Sopo, I must say this is looking excellent and original.

Olivier Herbiet
18-02-2014, 06:45 AM

My work of this week-end.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7370/12606631804_d36fe7886b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86743609@N08/12606631804/)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3821/12606305633_b026438a71.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86743609@N08/12606305633/)

https://ycpi-farm4.staticflickr.com/3771/12606224175_8d0e74ed4a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86743609@N08/12606224175/)

18-02-2014, 06:42 PM
Wow! Tremendous. I love the color choices.

Comparing SBSs on the same model gives great insight into how I can improve! This challenge was a great idea.

19-02-2014, 08:05 AM
That's excellent. The muted blues/purples really bring it together perfectly. I'd just try to get a little more of that red back in the lower lip; right now it's a little too separate from the rest of his face, I think.

Olivier Herbiet
05-03-2014, 07:25 AM
Thanks for your comments,

I searched my colors these last day. Under my light, the contrasts are more strong.

http://c3.staticflickr.com/3/2813/12943152093_28c4aa279e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86743609@N08/12943152093/)http://c3.staticflickr.com/3/2874/12943042155_af0b473a58.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86743609@N08/12943042155/)http://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3686/12943454314_7d46851060.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86743609@N08/12943454314/)

05-03-2014, 09:42 AM
looks great, I like the colour choice. the reds very striking

05-03-2014, 07:07 PM
Yeah What Brett said!! nice colour choice!! good work!!

Olivier Herbiet
13-04-2014, 03:36 PM
It's finished ! OUF!

The varnish wasn't a good idea...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3819/13820842043_b3e07c5e38_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86743609@N08/13820842043/)
Captn-SAPO (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86743609@N08/13820842043/) par Lilliputien (https://www.flickr.com/people/86743609@N08/), sur Flickr

14-04-2014, 10:31 PM
Yeah, it wasn't :(
Did you deliberately applied it so unevenly to create slimy effect, or was it an accident?


14-04-2014, 11:47 PM
A nice experiment Oliver, sorry it didn't turn out buddy but full marks for being brave enough to give it a shot. It was looking fantastic until the varnish so I hope you get another Sapo in future and put things right.

For future reference if you want varnish to go on evenly you can water it down and use a spray bottle to apply a much lighter coat.

Olivier Herbiet
15-04-2014, 06:46 AM
Hi all,
In fact, I wanted to obtain a slimy effect just on the skin.
I mixed varnish, green ink, Medium Heavy Gloss and artificial water, all applied with sponge just on the skin.

15-04-2014, 11:39 AM
I quite like the effect on the face, but the rest of the bust, especially the leather looks like varnished too. or is it just the pohotos?

15-04-2014, 12:18 PM
i quite like it.

15-04-2014, 01:30 PM
I'm with Marta here, in that I like the effect on the skin, but not so much on the other areas. Did the rest get a matt varnish before you sponged the gloss on the skin?
Also, on all models I've seen with a gloss finish, it looks like they didn't really photograph well. I guess reflection like the gloss varnish gives only really works well, and believable, when holding a model in your hand, capturing the light differently when you twist it around.
The colour saturation on your last pictures also seems to differ from the earlier ones. Which is closest to reality, you'd say?

Olivier Herbiet
17-04-2014, 07:34 AM
These pictures are more closest to reality

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2880/13908181984_07a147682e_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86743609@N08/13908181984/)
DSCN4223 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86743609@N08/13908181984/) par Lilliputien (https://www.flickr.com/people/86743609@N08/), sur Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7199/13908181744_5c17bcc87d_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86743609@N08/13908181744/)
DSCN4222 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86743609@N08/13908181744/) par Lilliputien (https://www.flickr.com/people/86743609@N08/), sur Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2878/13884644981_1d78663890_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86743609@N08/13884644981/)
DSCN4220 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86743609@N08/13884644981/) par Lilliputien (https://www.flickr.com/people/86743609@N08/), sur Flickr

25-04-2014, 02:17 PM
Gloss varnish is a bugger to photograph and I willoften forgo it on large areas even though it would look better in real life but not on photos