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SAVAGE DARTH Tutorial No. 01
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Published: September 13, 2011
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After masking off all of the foreground elements with Windsor & Newton Art Masking Fluid I painted the background sky according to the color prelim I posted earlier. You can see the prelim taped to my board in the right hand pic. The sky is painted with Liquitex Soft Body Acrylics and a 3/4 inch soft bristle brush, applying the paint with an overlapping scumbling motion (essentially a soft drybrushing). Colors used are Prism Violet, Dioxazine Purple, Medium Magenta and Light Portrait Pink. I spattered a star field of Light Blue Violet at the top and Light Portrait Pink at the botom with a toothbrush and painted a small nebula in the upper left to check the color. I'm done with the sky for now but I'll be going back into it after the foreground is finished to punch up the star field a lot more.

Final painting is 17"x23" on heavyweight Crescent 100 cold-pressed illustration board.

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MattSimas's avatar
MattSimas|Student Traditional Artist
Hey, I got a question, Im doing a little mermaid ''under water'' piece and am planning to use some sort of masking fluid to cover the figure so it shows up more clearly in the final. This masking fluid doesnt rub off the pencils, does it?
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MaxAlanFuchs|Professional Traditional Artist
Great tutorial, Joe! And I spy Wally Wood's 22 Panels That Always Work!
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Smilly7's avatar
thank you for the tutorial
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FindingOx's avatar
it's always such a joy to watch your process... (sweet, I think I see Wally Wood's 22 Panels :D)
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th451's avatar
Many many thanks for showing your process with such detailed descriptions, this is incredible! :thanks:
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jbyrd117|Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for your process!
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Mansfield114's avatar
thank you for sharing the process and for being so generous with the description, it really helps to know where to put certain effort and time to aspire to create a world class painting. You are motivational and encouraging. Keep up with your fantastic work!
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DerekDwyer|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That nebula looks class! Love seeing the process
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JericaWinters|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now all your painting secrets will belong to us! :evillaugh:
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LeftHandThreads|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! I'd never heard of the Art masking fluid before. Now I must try it! Thanks!
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JoeJusko|Professional Traditional Artist
There are various brands but I recommend W&N.
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LeftHandThreads|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll give it a try, thanks again!
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CrimsonMagpie|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's always interesting when professionals post progress shots, and these look really great so far. :thumbsup:
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shaunsheep's avatar
great colours joe
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Thunderfowl|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i appreciate you taking the time to post a tutorial, mr. jusko
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MattKaufenberg's avatar
This is great! Thanks so much for sharing your process with us Joe!
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thelearningcurv's avatar
thanks for posting this, it's beautiful to see this process
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ZhouRules's avatar
ZhouRules|Professional Digital Artist
i love that palette.
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Fabian2k|Student General Artist
this is an awesome step by step procedure example, thanks
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