Kefka - Final Boss fight

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Kefka - Final Boss fight

Postby Laialda » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:15 pm

Some of you who have been on the boards for many years may remember when I was first working on my Kefka piece. Fast forward to today and I've finally had a chance to do something I wanted to do since about half way through stitching Kefka. That's right. I added the background. :grin:

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I did it all with my watercolor paints so that it effectively has 'stained' the fabric, unlike acrylic paint which would have left a layer on top of the fabric that makes it stiff and unmovable. Words cannot describe how happy I am with this. :D I'll be going out tomorrow to get a frame and mat for it during a supply run so I'll post a picture of the final product then as well. :nod
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Re: Kefka - Final Boss fight

Postby Pyper » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:26 pm

That looks fantastic :) I never considered waterpainting the fabric before
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Postby BooChocoBoom » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:14 pm

:shock: WANT! The list of things to make just keeps growing and growing and growing.........
Fantastic job! :clap:
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Re: Kefka - Final Boss fight

Postby Myu » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:00 am

This is truly amazing :shock: I wish I was as talented as you!
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Re: Kefka - Final Boss fight

Postby RMDC » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:13 am

This is jaw-dropping, exquisite work. I don't even know where to start with the praise. I imagine it will be occupying a central spot in the household, yes?
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Re: Kefka - Final Boss fight

Postby Laialda » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:23 am

Thanks for all the praise guys. :) I'm really in love with how this piece turned out, and can't wait to see it finished/framed. The final pic has been delayed for want of a mat though, so hopefully I'll figure out an excuse to visit my Dad and use his equipment this weekend. :grin:

RMDC - I actually was talking to my fiance about art last night and he is thankfully very okay with mine decorating our future house. :D Since I'll be moving countries once I'm married though I won't be keeping this original for myself. I'd like to put it up in an art show for auction, but most gaming conventions don't have an art show so I may have to send it in to an Anime one instead. Not sure. Either way, this first one will be for sale, but I won't be doing another except for myself afterwards.
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Re: Kefka - Final Boss fight

Postby blackmageheart » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:43 am

I remember this piece...love the newly added background! Very fitting. ^^

Would like to add that you can use acrylic paint on aida without it becoming stiff, I've done it myself! The trick is to water it right down as if you were using it like a watercolour (which is something else I do on a regular basis!) and it should work in the same way. :grin:
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Re: Kefka - Final Boss fight

Postby Kareesh » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:49 pm

So, question from someone curious about this technique: Do you wash your project before you paint on the background? I would imagine that, since you used water colors, if you washed it, they would get washed out. But maybe that is my ignorance showing through....

The final thing looks totally awesome though!
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Re: Kefka - Final Boss fight

Postby PixelPockets » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:37 pm

That looks awesome!!!

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Re: Kefka - Final Boss fight

Postby jadely » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:51 pm

:hello:
Hats off to you! That piece is exquisite!!!
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