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Old 06-28-2012, 09:57 PM   #11
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nice work your doing..what kind of paints are you using. i use airbrush acrylics they dry fast also i can recommend contact paper like the kind you would use on a shelf and kitchen needs to make stick on stencils i use it on plexi glass and glass
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:23 PM   #12
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nice work your doing..what kind of paints are you using. i use airbrush acrylics they dry fast also i can recommend contact paper like the kind you would use on a shelf and kitchen needs to make stick on stencils i use it on plexi glass and glass
I'm using regular acrylics. Drying time isn't bad.I got lucky with my timing too, i went to get the paints and Hobby Lobby had them 30% off! I thought about using contact paper, but I would rather freehand over the image instead of using a stencil. I just like the look of the brushstrokes and the hand painted look of it. I also would probably end up messing up tons of sheets because I am terrible at cutting things out with an exacto knife. wish I had an airbrush, though. Those things are really cool. I think my roommate and I may eventually go in on a nice one together because he plays Warhammer, and thus paints little miniatures for the game.
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Oh, that sucks. They are pretty strict about that, but then again they have to be. Copyright infringement is a big deal. We're you going to try to paint it or we're you going to use the picture itself as a background? If you were painting it, just print it out at home. Most printers can work around printing large images by printing on multiple pages.
I was going to paint it, I told the lady at the store that I would even include the artists signature and would not claim it as my own but she didn't by that, oh well I'll just print it off at home and do it that way, I was not at any point going to take credit for the picture maybe I'll just have to come up with something else. Yours is looking awesome by the way! I'm kinda anxious to see how it turns out!
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:33 PM   #14
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then you might want to check out bearair.com they have very good pricing on all the goodies ive used them alot and no complaints
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:15 AM   #15
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very cool! I can't wait to see it all come together!
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:40 AM   #16
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Well, the vines are done. All that is left is the background. Should only take me another day or so, although I'm not going to be able to do much with it tomorrow.

The back view:


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The front:


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I'm pretty proud of how it looks. Picked up some black lava rock and black slate to go in the tank today, that should add to the overall look.
I'm really happy you all are enjoying this thread, too!
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:16 AM   #17
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Did you mean to post pics because none are there.
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Aww! I can't view the last set of pics! I love this idea... I wish I had the time and creativity!
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Aww! I can't view the last set of pics! I love this idea... I wish I had the time and creativity!
I wish I had the artistic talent!
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I'll try to fix it when I get home from work later. I may have exceeded how many pictures I can post... One more try



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