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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Painting in Greyscale

I wan't planning on posting again until after the Painting Challenge is over because I simply do not have the free time. And then my friend Elsie asked me if I would post some of my work for the Challenge and I was so touched by the request I decided to make time.

For those of you who have seen this on Curt's page, please notice that these are different pictures. I reshot the work against a neutral grey background. The sepia that you see is a result of the lighting. I do not know how to set the white balance on my camera, but one day I must learn. Also, I have included some close up shots of the work on the base.








I am aware that there are many shortcomings to this work. However, I have been painting for less than two years and this is my first attempt at a technique this advanced. So despite its problems, I am pleased with how this turned out.  

Things are finally returning to normal here and we have running water and a commode that flushes. I have 11 figures still on the painting table. Only one of those is for The Last Stand. The remainder will be done as normal submissions so that finally I can feel as if I have fully participated in this years Challenge.


51 comments:

  1. Great work and paint Anne !
    Slainte .

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  2. These are excellent Anne - I don't think you need apologise for them or the photos. They are even more impressive in these photos than they appeared on Curt's site.

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  3. Cant see any shortcomings at all Anne, these actually look a lot better and are bloody impressive

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  4. Excellent and inspired Anne, great work, love the red color which emerges from all...

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  5. It is excellent Anne and I always admire your dioramas/vignettes. I might have to do one for the challenge next year.

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  6. Dig the carnage! And blood. (Hey, blood, boobs, and carnage! It is this week's theme.) Looks great.

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  7. I think this piece is really cool. Also, I can't help but picture you really stressed out from the painting challenge, "No, I can't make you dinner! I have figures to paint, dammit. These hands were made for miniature artwork, not crafting food that is just going to turn into crap! I'll sleep when I'm dead!"

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  8. That's one kind of a happy smile. I really like her :-D Very well done!

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  9. That is one badass looking figurine. I can't notice the flaws so I can't fault you for them, and can only see it as looking pretty great. I think the sepia actually adds a little to it. So that's not so bad either.

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  10. Great work, and nice to see you posting some works up! Congrats!

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  11. Painting in greyscale is a real skill. I take my hat off to ya.

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  12. Thank you, Anne!! I'm so grateful you shared your work. This is one of the most disturbingly beautiful pieces I've seen by you. The figure itself has so many different aspects to it. You took each of them and made them stand alone, yet remain together. (Hope that makes any sense, it does in my head.) The splash of red makes the elements pop. If you have any more like these, please post them! I love these. Maybe even more than some colors? Nah. Well, almost. Damn, it's close. Awesome job, Anne!

    Yay for running water. Funny what we take for granted until someone else is missing it.

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  13. it looks like it was made of real bronze, darling!

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  14. Very nice! Boy, that red really "pops," doesn't it?

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  15. Strange but nice...
    Fantastic paintjob, and i am glad you did post it
    ;-)

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  16. Wow, showing your inner serial killer today haha very nicely done indeed. And all to please old one eye, well I guess you had to or she'd never stop whining haha

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  17. new to your blog Anne...you short change yourself by saying there are shortcomings......I do good to paint the side of the house without it looking like $hit and then some......your painting is flippin fantastic !!

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  18. Solid work Anne. This works mate!

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  19. Interesting method of painting a figure. Sorta reminds me of the old masters who used a grisaille as an underpainting for their final work. Nice work.

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  20. I know just how hard this is, so to pull off this quality of result deserves a huge amount of kudos! Just fabulous in some many ways Anne, a real milestone.

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  21. Hola Amiga
    Que buena esa escena me gusta
    Me gusta la situación gris que le as dado y esos toque de la sangre
    A es bueno verte que pones otra vez figuras
    un saludo

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  22. Perfect! The red pops right out of the scene. Greyscale is so hard…I shudder to think!

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  23. Anne - nothing to be ashamed of with this piece. You've done a great job with the greyscale. You're much braver than me trying to do this technique

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  24. Very clever and very well done. Not sure I'm up to this sort of thing.

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  25. It's a very nice piece... A brave of you to attempt.. We only learn by trying...

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  26. Your efforts were certainly rewarded with this Anne. The finished product is superb. Your friend was right to ask you to share your work!

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  27. Well done Anne!! Maybe I'll post something soon too...you've inspired me!!

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  28. It's always great to see things here! I tried to imagine this all without the sepia touch. A little difficult but I get it, and I find it impressive (then again, I haven't seen grey scale figures before..)

    Thanks for putting these up!

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  29. Shortcomings??? What Shortcomings??? Great work Anne!!

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  30. A fantastic piece of art Anne! Love the touches of colour, Well done!

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  31. This looks really good, I may have also starred at her butt...gawd!! But how do we evolve if we don't challenge ourselves with new techniques? I really like it!

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  32. A little bit Pulp-Horror?...Nice work, perfidious blonde...in purple... :-)

    Marzio.

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  33. Really fantastic skill and work Anne!

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    1. Well, there you are. It's about bloody time :)

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  34. Looks really fantastic Anne!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  35. Thats very clever. Nice job Anne :)

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  36. Hi Anne,

    actually in general I don't like greyscale painting too much but your piece of art really caught my eye. Absolutely excellent.

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  37. The greyscale painting leaves me in awe; I just can't do it. I've tried and have not been pleased with my efforts. This is well done.

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  38. I didn't even know such a thing was possible for minis. With that said, it looks really, really cool. Makes for a great effect!

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  39. Shortcomings?
    They look lovely Anne. The painting work is masterpiece. Love it

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  40. Doesn't matter how long you've been painting, as your work always looks darn good.

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  41. Wow Anne - this is some amazing talent. I see no shortcomings here!!

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  42. Your talent continues to grow and impress, Anne. BTW, I belatedly saw your Analogue entry - equally fine brushwork on those too. Best, Dean

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  43. Stopped in to say Happy Spring and boogie boogie.

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  44. 'grats on the work. I think you did a good job! Pat's talking good about you over at his place, so I came to wave hello.

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  45. Visiting from Pat's Rhyme.
    No matter how long you've been painting, as they look like they will last forever. A real intricate showing of your talent.

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  46. Awesome stonework, the eye is drawn towards the kickass chick at the top. Then to the carnage below. The red does stand out. Well done. Superb!

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