Got Xeno? Oil Painting

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xenotoes

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Hello and a big happy Easter to everyone! Don't eat too many eggs, Preds! :D

I'm quite new to the forums but I really love everything that goes on here. I'm amazed by every project I've seen, there's some seriously cool talent on this site!

Here's my meagre offering

I know it isn't directly Predator related, but this is a little work-in-progress I thought I'd share with you. Usually I paint historical things (It'd probably bore most people to death lol) but I had one of those 'it's midnight, let's PAINT!' moments and ended up working on this until 3 in the morning, and continuing today.

She's around 30cm by 20cm, in Daler&Rowney Georgian oil paints :) She's still not finished, I'm stuck at the moment because I've run out of tiny paintbrushes (they get ruined after a while with all the white spirit!) so I need to pick some up this week. The really obvious area that lacks detail is the teeth (I looked like a three-year-old daubing paint all over the teeth with these stupid big clumpy brushes o_O ), but the whole thing will be reworked in high detail once I get my hands on some new small brushes :)

At 3am this morning:
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At 3pm today:
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As you can see, there's still lots to do! But she'll be for sale when she's finished, and I do take commissions (any excuse to paint sci-fi subjects, haha!) so feel free to send me a message if you're interested :)

Hope you like it, and again I'll keep you posted on the progress.

Beth :)
 

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hez1

New Member
Wow, nice...that looks great. If you're ever interested in doing prints, let me know...:)
 

xenotoes

New Member
great work
Thanks so much! :)

Wow u can paint lol looks great keep it up.
Aw cheers! Thanks for the comment :)

Wow, nice...that looks great. If you're ever interested in doing prints, let me know... :)
Thanks so much! :) I've never tried doing prints before, I didn't think my work was really good enough, haha! Do you think its worth giving it a shot?
Thanks for the comment! :)

Little update 12/04, got myself some teeny tiny paintbrushes and got to work on the detailing. Started teeth, skin bits & tail sections :D
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hez1

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Absolutely it's good enough! I bet a bunch of these guys would buy one for a start...;)
 

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xenotoes

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Absolutely it's good enough! I bet a bunch of these guys would buy one for a start... ;)
Aw, thanks! I wouldn't really know where to start with prints, but I'll definitely look into it and keep it in mind! Cheers! :)

Love it! Next do a predator, then ill be interested :), keep them coming
Thanks! :) Yeah, Predator is my next mission! Think I'll do one based on one of the original movie posters to start off with! :)

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Here's the finished piece.. would have liked to have spent longer on it and got more detail in there, but my exams are in a few weeks so I need to concentrate on those at the moment! She's for sale on eBay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261009593586?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649#ht_500wt_1287

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Robillicus

New Member
This is awesome!!! I am soooooooooooooo glad to see someone actually painting traditionally, instead of using one of the Adobe suites. There's just some things you can't do digitally, and it's easily called-out. There's just something MORE to a piece done by hand.

Fantastic work, seriously!!
 

CoolleKotten

New Member
Frame that painting!! :D

To echo Robs words, it is really fun to see someone paint traditionally, whether it be oil or acrylic or whatever. I find it easier to appreciate something that you can hold in your hands, and not just see on a computer screen (of course you can print it out, but that's not the point).
I have not painted in years, miss it sooo much. And you should definitely try your hand at painting a predator, the ball is in motion now!
 

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