Monthly Archives: September 2014

On The Other Hand…

Howdy! You have just stopped in our virtual studio. Take a minute to see what we’ve done so far…

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Half-Done = More Fun!

Hey y’all and thanks for taking a sec’ to stop by  our on location studio unit to see what progress Robb has made…

Right side of stage(facing) - main right side theme
Right side of stage(facing) – main right side theme
CLose-up
CLose-up
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SIde wall - right side (facing stage) - WIll have playground here in front = mostly covered up...
SIde wall – right side (facing stage) – Will have playground here in front = mostly covered up…
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close-up 1
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close-up2  – notice the 3-d cutouts over the paint? There will be an installed baseboard after floor goes in…
Back Wall (from stage) - closet treatment
Back Wall (from stage) – closet treatment – it’s JUST paint!
R Side Back Wall - full view
R Side Back Wall – full view – the covered parts will be video monitors for games or movies…
A Cheshire 'Possum?
A Cheshire ‘Possum?
Game Corner!
Game Corner!
...and a thirsty deer, or he had an itchy nose!
…and a thirsty deer, or he had an itchy nose!
The "ranger's station" (i.e. the soundbooth)
The “ranger’s station” (i.e. the soundbooth)

Whew, been a busy week trying to get this completed so that now the playground stuff can get put together and then covered back up…

Well at least we’re half way there…time for a cold one and a very, very small break.

BigHeadHappy!A little gift of art to replace a bad anniversary!

Later!

Adding New Life = Greens

Thanks for stopping by our little virtual studio to see the progress on our latest  mural. The mid-ground colors…

On a giant mural like this we attack in different ways, a lot of general (base coats) colors get worked on throughout the room before we start adding the details, which will be on our next installment. We also layout things a few ways from opaque projection to by-eye sketching with a paint gun to brush work which allows for some cool textures that are almost impossible with airbrush…or would take too long.

This episode, we start to work in the greens to the work to add a taste of life…so refreshing and…I’m gonna have to order more of it! But check this out so far:

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Fluorescent Green is an astounding ‘base color’ (sometimes FL. Yellow before this!). It has the transparency to allow the blues and darker colors to come through (allowing for shadows later), but still has the punch for highlights…AND it makes it own light. So when indoors, I like to use them for part of the base because it seems to cause all the other non-florescent colors to also ‘glow’ to some degree. It really livens up the color. HINT:Trade secrets found here! Can also see some of our animal cut-outs awaiting their colors too…Img2014_08_30_16-37-24 Img2014_08_30_16-37-36Here we have toured the whole room and we can see a little of the front right of the stage behind a tired artist:

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What day IS it?

Hope you enjoyed. Until next time…

The In-Between Time…

Welcome and thanks for taking time to look at our on location ‘virtual studio’ as it were. Sometimes when you are working a job, you are hit with an extra one…stat!

When sometimes you may want to turn away work because a huge job demands your time, the extra cash comes in handy – especially in these troubled times!

So naturally, in a more than necessary exhuberant way, we picked up this next job to paint and we had a weekend to do it…which meant two days for the artist to do it all. We figured easy, enough…little did we know.

Anyway, here is the gig in all it’s ‘glory’ and it goes to God!

So I got this welding helmet to paint...
So we got this welding helmet to paint…

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Normally, I wouldn’t use sharpie, but the bleed through helps the ‘electric arc look’ of this piece…as we’ll see later. Next we buff up the surface to hold paint. It also doesn’t matter about the sharpie, but reference lines are there for a reason…

 Img2014_08_24_10-28-15Now this isn’t the ‘normal’ paint job…a rush order with a little ‘whatever weird stuff’ with ‘some retro’ added for spice. Radiation, post fallout stuff too so we got this:

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Oh yeah, we had these pics from a better camera and you can see the satin clear coat adds the protective finish supplementing the details without glaring reflection but a ‘worn and used’ look…

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Until next time…