Posted 21.09.2016 @ 10.20PM
Glad to help. :D
You can project in sections (we do) but depending on the design sometimes it's best not to work in rectangular blocks as the projector throws up and try to match it up.
Sometimes it's best to work on parts of the design and compose them together if you get my drift.
Helps if there's a bit of flexibility in the design.
Posted 21.09.2016 @ 8.15PM
Pieces of card come in handy for making a crisp edge and on the go stencils for detail when using cans.
As i said Montana 94 water based dries solid but it depends on the surface as well.
Once dried, try a bit of tape as a test to see if it pulls off.
BTW. Don't use the cheap cream coloured masking tape.
Get the pro stuff which is usually blue or green.
The cheap stuff just tears when you take it off and is a pain in the arse.
Posted 21.09.2016 @ 7.36PM (Edited 21.09.2016 @ 7.37PM)
There are many ways to skin a cat.
Depends on the design really but we use brush on paint (with rollers) for basing out and cans for detail.
We also use vinyl stencils a lot for any crisp detail like text.
If it's inside I'd recommend using Montana 94 water based if you don't want to get gassed up but you'd still need a decent mask.
It dries rock solid.
I think Ironlak is used a lot in Aus and they may do a water based paint.
There are also a lot of different caps, fat, thin, splatter for different weight lines and filling in.
'Some' artists would say a projector is cheating but these tend to be the purists who do it for the love which is bullshit in the real, commercial world.
I think it would only spoil the magic if you were doing it as a live painting show.
They can save you an age but you need it to be fairly dark.
Also, you'll need a decent one. A short throw one that you can adjust the 'keystone'.
An a-frame ladder or desk is pretty handy to set it up on.
Once set up, tape of the area around it so it doesn't get knocked.
You DON'T want that to happen.
Gridding it is good if you can't sort a projector.
Sometimes you can't get the distance to project.
It's scary until you get going and every wall is different.
Go for it and have fun. :D
it could open up a whole new world for you.
Posted 24.06.2016 @ 2.53PM
@pongo81 - sounds like a great gift and as @scotty was saying, even the new bamboo's are great value, the one I have at work, although I don't use it, is pretty good!
I just ordered a 13inch cintiq hd, should arrive in the next couple of days, I'm pretty excited as I never really got used to the idea of drawing whilst not being able to see directly where the pen is.
Posted 26.04.2016 @ 3.29PM
@scotty nice one, always good to see work in situ! I wonder what it feels like to be in a "fight team"...
A new one for me. It's the A-League Finals series, a couple of great games last weekend. What started as a sketch turned into an impromptu portrait.
Posted 07.04.2016 @ 1.52PM (Edited 07.04.2016 @ 1.53PM)
haha @scotty aw come on, surely you don't get THAT much sunlight do you?
Nice work @birdbeak decent job after 7 hours!
I have been trying to learn abit of animation myself, like TRex, keen to know more about After Effects. I know you can animate in Photoshop, have had a go at doing simple things in that.
For my show and tell, another football player. Franck Ribéry.
Edit: Franck Ribéry Zombie / White Walker.. that is