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Old 11-05-2019, 07:03 AM
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Re: Pedal Racer WIP.

Looking really good, and your 'mechanic' figure's excellent! You've got that concentration on his face spot-on!

I thought there was a bit of a problem with his right hand, until I realised he's holding some kind of tool and his hand's side-on, but his wrist seemed a little too thin compared with the sleeve - then I put my reading glasses on and had a proper look.

I can't quite put my finger on why the right hand looks a little strange, but I've just tried holding something in the way he's holding the tool, and discovered that it's a very un-natural position to hold something in (my arthritic wrist and shoulder certainly didn't think it was natural ), so I'm wondering if it's because as adults we're not used to seeing hands in that position. Kids are a lot more 'bendy' though, so maybe that's a completely natural position for him. I'm not sure.
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Good figure, something about his right hand.

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I guess the grasp of the hand on the screw driver is confusing with the palm of the hand blocked by the screw driver and the fingers running down the handle and onto the driver...it will all come together when all the paint is applied...I hope. I'm including that portion of the photo. Bear in mind the camera technology was somewhat different than todays. His left hand (right side in the painting) is semi-buried in the uncut grass beside him.
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:08 PM
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Looking really good, and your 'mechanic' figure's excellent! You've got that concentration on his face spot-on!

I thought there was a bit of a problem with his right hand, until I realised he's holding some kind of tool and his hand's side-on, but his wrist seemed a little too thin compared with the sleeve - then I put my reading glasses on and had a proper look.

I can't quite put my finger on why the right hand looks a little strange, but I've just tried holding something in the way he's holding the tool, and discovered that it's a very un-natural position to hold something in (my arthritic wrist and shoulder certainly didn't think it was natural ), so I'm wondering if it's because as adults we're not used to seeing hands in that position. Kids are a lot more 'bendy' though, so maybe that's a completely natural position for him. I'm not sure.

You may see better from the photo where I have only roughed in portions. The bit of wrist material is showing in the photo on both sides of the screw driver but maybe not in the work piece yet.
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:03 AM
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Re: Pedal Racer WIP.

It appears in the ref. photo that he isn't actually holding the screw driver which may be stuck in the mechanism of the carb...three year olds have trouble getting their mechanic papers...
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An 'ocean' of grass to be detailed...
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:18 AM
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A bit of background.
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Re: Pedal Racer WIP.

That is coming along nicely.

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Thank you Esther.
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Some more work on the background including the 'quarter pipe' for my eldest son's pleasure.

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Re: Pedal Racer WIP.

Just WOW!!! It's come on so much since I last looked at this thread!

Your grass is ultra realistic! It must have taken ages to do that, and the hedge/foliage too is fabulous. It feels as though you've painted every blade of grass in the foreground! I'm so impressed just with the grass, let alone all the other elements.

Looking at the photo close up I see what you mean about the fabric of his jacket sleeve around his wrist.

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It appears in the ref. photo that he isn't actually holding the screw driver which may be stuck in the mechanism of the carb...three year olds have trouble getting their mechanic papers...

It's sooo hard getting young mechanics these days!
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Thank you Rachel...this fellow moved a thousand miles away and that makes them even harder to get mechanics...I still have the "pedal racer".
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This is a bit more work with the "hand".


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Finished work!

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Excellent finish, the hand is now believable.

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