Livestream Progress

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I got a lot done today on Metropolis. We finished the wires connected to the Robot, and blocked in the majority of the right medical table. Maria’s table is somewhat blocked in as well, but we’ll get to her next week. Here are some detail pics and links to the videos.

The wires snake behind the figures and hopefully tie the front to the back by crossing that distance.

The wires snake behind the figures and hopefully tie the front to the back by crossing that distance.



A closer shot of the nearly finished table.

Metropolis Livestream RAW (2:07:14)



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More Progress

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Today’s Livestream was broken down into a few different videos because of connection issues. If I push the computer too far, it tends to freeze up for a second, so I have to watch it. Above is today’s progress on the piece. I finalized the table a lot more, cleaning up the linework from yesterday, and really popped the glass. One of the end tables is in under painting mode, but shows the progression of the colors and shadows as they get closer to the eye. By the end, it should feel like there is a lot of “stuff,” in the air.


Close up of the glass the robot is sitting on.


Close up detail on the table and wires.


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Progress on the left side

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Here’s what I was able to accomplish today. I roughed out the table a bit more, as well as everything on the table, started adding some light colors to the lifted glass ledge the robot is on, some wires, and darkened the edge of the bookcase a bit. Here’s the Livestream recording for the day.


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Roughing in detail

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I recently started updating a Livestream several times a week and worked on Metropolis this week, tracking my progress. You can watch the full video here or just click below to go to the main site.



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Here is a detail pic of some of what we did today. I brought out a lot of the detail in the coat and some in the table as well as behind Rotwang.


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Enter, Stage Left

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After sitting on this canvas for the better part of a year, I finally decided to tackle it with ferocity and determination. We now finish the sweep of the cooler colors around the left side, and push back the far wall by leaving it as the background wash color. I’ve also outlined the dials on the back wall and started roughing in the table.

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Monochromatic Roughs

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This is a series of photos of my tracing paper roughs from my sketches. The photos aren’t the best in the world, but they do give you the idea of the overall shapes of the painting. It is a high key painting, meaning that tonally the it is very light. This is due to the lightning, rings, and other flashing lights in the laboratory, making the shadows that are dark pop out of frame, giving the piece depth. My plan to to dull the colors as they recede into the distance to hint at atmospheric interference from the electricity. ¬†Below are some details from the roughs.




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