the lighting is messing with it a bit, making it appear like those highlights were my contribution – they weren’t. by the way the photo’s are only altered in that I tried to bring down some glare and reveal some of the shadows – if anything the pictures attempt to expose the mistakes, not hide them.
here we jump ahead a bit – I added the silver to karloff’s nails, teeth, & eyes. his right eye has an awful gouge that i didn’t catch in cleaning, and i did what i could – which wasn’t great.
also, in order to really show you the mistakes, I took these next pictures thru the mag light (it throws a strange lighting on it so you can really see the errors). it’s interesting that I see it this way half the time I’m working on it – the other half I pull away, and just work under a 75w bulb – I’m always startled when I see it under normal conditions, coz it suddenly looks great!
okay, those pictures are pretty gross, see what I mean about the mag light? – he looks a lot better in person.
onto the wings.
the first thing I want to show you is the underside. I like the stone effect I got early on (a lot, actually), but when I matched it to the body, it just got lost, and kinda washed out. so, when I was playing with the silver paint, I just decided to hit the spines (?) underneath to bring ’em out.
so, my real problem with the wings was the back. I went over them and over them, and everything was right as far as highs and lows, but it wasn’t working. they got bland and lifeless, and were the one part of the figure that started moving backwards on me the more time I spent on ’em. so, tonight I mixed up some bizarre concoction to darken ’em and give them some …I don’t know exactly what I was goin’ for, but I liked what I found.
okay, lookin better. I gave it some tasty highlights that the camera (actually a psvita) utterly fails to capture, and presented them to karloff for inspectionI wouldn’t say he waited patiently either – with his scowl & fist waving…oh, he likes it!
oh, man those are horrible, I have no idea why I couldn’t get that glare under control – but he looks good on this table. maybe I’ll try to get some daylight pic’s later, and then update.
well, that’s a start…the next one will be better