View Full Version : Blackbeard Four...WIP

03-14-2007, 06:24 AM
I dont know what it is about Fashmirs work... but when I see it ..it makes me want to do one as well...its very inspiring to me... and this last one of Blackbeard is so good I just had to have a go, its one of him in fighting Mode again....burning flax in the beard and all that...if you notice..its number four...I keep on scrapping paintings faster than I am painting them, I drew a colour sketch in Artrage using pencil oil paint and airbrush, I got the face pretty good but the rest of it was very rough... when its like that but tthe basic shape of it is OK .,I sometimes take it to Adobe, or one of my other programs and blurr it like mad, to loose the rough lines a bit, then bring it back to Artrage to put all the detail back in, I know its doing it twice, but it is worth sketching stuff in first so you get proportions and placings right before you spend a lot of time putting detail in, I sketch very fast anyway.... Jack.

03-14-2007, 08:20 AM
Just the face

03-14-2007, 08:23 AM
Oooh Yeah! This is fun to see Jack. I can't wait to see the next one.

03-14-2007, 09:58 AM
The next one number3.....The Famous Beard the rigging the pistol the knife... started the clothes....

03-14-2007, 10:00 AM
Oh Hellfire... I Just realised...Blackbeard is now played by Evis Presley

03-14-2007, 10:19 AM
looking at the progression its like a ghost of blackbeard coming through the mist :D

03-14-2007, 11:02 AM
Why'd you re-do the eyes? The first version was incredible.

03-14-2007, 11:47 AM
I might swap the eyes later..this one is toooo like Elvis...because Ive just been doing Elvis on another thread... and he wont let go....just done a bit more to this, I still have the progress copy,so I Will Probably do like you say.... Jack.

03-14-2007, 12:39 PM
At The request of Verticae.. I have changed the eyes for the first version eyes......Yes I think your right, these eyes are better for this particular paint.... Jack.

03-14-2007, 06:41 PM
Definitely better, they show a lot more character. :)

03-15-2007, 12:43 AM
added belt and another pistol

03-15-2007, 03:03 AM
the dagger the right hand the sleeves the BURLAP GRAIN,from FASHMIR....

03-15-2007, 03:11 AM
Dunno what to do about the Sky and background....Shouldve done that first...so its messed up now....HUH!!....so I added the grain to make it look a little more finished and thats it I guess....Not finished but cant progress................I think I'll...Abandon it......Jack.

03-15-2007, 04:44 AM
Forgot about Layering... Saved it so I went back and did another layer to get me out of the .... Mess.Finished the background I'm Blurring it anyway, and making it darker... The pallette knife is great for tidying up rough edges by the way.......Here it is Two Versions... One on smooth paper.. the other on Fashmirs Burlap Finish... Feedback on that would be nice.... Jack.

03-15-2007, 04:46 AM
Finished on smooth paper

03-15-2007, 04:52 AM
Wow. I'm glad you didn't abandon this. Well worth another layer. He is down right menacing now. Those pistols are amazing Jack and his eyes lock right on to mine. I tend to like the one with the texture but the more smooth one is good too. Well done mate. Very inspiring. I must return to my blackbeard soon. I've been working on a few other projects and haven't cycled it back in yet.

03-15-2007, 05:25 AM

03-15-2007, 05:27 AM
Fash... I just posted this one the beard on the last one was almost gone.... I think it must have smouldered away... redid the beard on this last one.... Jack.

03-15-2007, 07:22 AM
I like this one a lot.But I have to say there is somewhat of a 3D feel- problem.
The hands are sharp outlined, and the body get's a little blur, great, it add's to the 3D feel, but then the pistols in the belt are sharp edged again. this gives a confusing feeling.

Maybe sharpen the clothes a bit ? Or unsharpen the pistols ?

Just thinking, I like the painting as is, I jsut want to help you level up.

03-16-2007, 05:25 PM
This is the finished picture...after re-working several things that members pointed out.....