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Posted Jul 17, '13 at 5:56pm

Ferret

Ferret

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Gosh, I made another thread for it.  But I should post it here also!

http://i.imgur.com/CMS7tZc.jpg

Thanks for the awesome art ivanxxxxxxx!

 

Posted Jul 17, '13 at 6:03pm

ivanxxxxxxx

ivanxxxxxxx

1,055 posts

Knight

Its ok, thank you.

 

Posted Jul 17, '13 at 6:23pm

OperationNilo

OperationNilo

2,044 posts

Lol Ivan, awesome shield! As you have made a great shield, you must receive recompense!
Therefore, this ant hereby awards you with the Amazing Artist Award, granted to only those showing great prowess in the field of art and other things that nobody really cares about and are too long to talk about anyways! Congratulations!
http://i.imgur.com/xMYQRRc.png

 

Posted Jul 18, '13 at 1:23pm

portarto

portarto

81 posts

Amazing!!! You are really talented.

 

Posted Jul 18, '13 at 3:32pm

GandalftheGrey666

GandalftheGrey666

1,786 posts

Marvelous, just a marvelous shield. And a good idea with adding the difficulty "Unique".

 

Posted Jul 18, '13 at 10:12pm

dair5

dair5

2,479 posts

Great shield! I'm excited to find out what materials you used. It looks like it took a lot of work too. About how long did it take you to make it?

 

Posted Jul 19, '13 at 8:38am

R2D21999

R2D21999

8,090 posts

Dat quest! Must pet it!

 

Posted Jul 22, '13 at 2:38pm

ivanxxxxxxx

ivanxxxxxxx

1,055 posts

Knight

As I promised,I will now give you the details about how this shield was made.
It is a complete handmade,and as such is unique.I started making it at mid-May,and finished it at the end of June.Almost a month and a half.Most of the time was spent on drying the glue and paint.This is the first time I made something like this.If you have any objections and criticisms on the design and quality of the painting,you are on the wrong way!The idea here is the key and a great will to implement something like this by one user who does not want anything in return.Thanks is enough!

Now I will introduce you to the materials and process of making.

The materials that were used are:

-3 different types of wood
    -laminate
    -plywood
    -fibreboard

http://s23.postimg.org/gdjo4j04b/ivan1s.jpg

First of all,on the paper I drew the cut-seeds(schemes).
The shield consists of two layers of wood which are joined after processing.
At the place where the picture is I used fibreboard which is adapted for painting.The process of processing wood is very hard.I used a handsaw,finesaw,scissors,scalpel,sandpaper,grit sandpaper,bradawl and piercer.I do not recommend anyone to do this without protective equipment.Personally, I got cut several times with
a scalpel while processing edges.Dimensions of the shield are small,and some things can only be handle by scalpel.I note once again: Do not attempt without proper protective equipment,because you can easily run out of fingers,its not a joke.For making all parts of the wood, it takes about 12 hours,including drawing sketches, cut-seeds,sandblasting and fitting parts.

-3 different types of glue
    -glue for wood
    -glue for colors
    -glue for surface(base)

http://s22.postimg.org/c6zsfrdj5/ivan2s.jpg

Glue for surface I used for painting base.The glue dries very slowly.When its dry it must then be well sanded.After that,a second layer of glue must be applied,to cover the imperfections.This must be repeated as many times until you get a perfect smooth surface.When you get a perfect flat surface,a thin layer of glue for colors is applied.Drying time is crucial.It takes about 10 days for all this to dry thoroughly.After that I started with the drawing,first I made a sketch on paper in several versions.I have long thought about which version to draw, because of the image dimensions and
amount of details.I decided not to draw with a pencil and after that to paint.Insteadof that I started to paint immediately.I did not like how it turned out,so I did it all over again! YAY! But this time I first drew the contours and then I started to paint.The base image was completed,finally!Most of the time I spent on this.

http://s23.postimg.org/fjo9x3w4b/ivan3s.jpg

-4 different types of colors
    -watercolors
    -temperas colors
    -ink
    -colors for wood and metal.

-various types of consumable materials

Background on the painting was done by watercolors (grass, castle).Ferret knight in the armor was completely done with temperas colors and the details with ink.When I finished painting I merged two main parts of shield with glue for wood.Glue is applied evenly on both sides.The mold is made of laminate because of its properties,and the shield was
placed into it cover with a weight of 10 kilograms.Coinciding force is essential.It was standing 5 days in mold.It was practically completed.I decided to paint the frame of the shield with colors for wood and metal.I wanted to be realistic.I put the color in several layers.In the final sediment I caused the color to look imperfect in order to realistically
portray medieval metal.This color has long dried time.It took about 7 days to dry completely.When it was all over,I started making the finest details.And of course, thinking about how to put my username on painting :)

http://s9.postimg.org/m0bmgmqe7/ivan4s.jpg

 

Posted Jul 22, '13 at 7:28pm

Ferret

Ferret

5,330 posts

Administrator

Amazing walkthrough. :)

 

Posted Jul 22, '13 at 8:11pm

dair5

dair5

2,479 posts

Wow. That took more time than I thought. And it was definitely worth it too. It came out great.

 
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