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ALICE EVERYDAY - FACE STEP BY STEP by Armando-Huerta ALICE EVERYDAY - FACE STEP BY STEP by Armando-Huerta
This is a WIP step-by-step of my take on Alice in Wonderland 'Alice Everyday'

, the face.

Featuring the Miss Mosh :iconmiss-mosh: , who is the most beautiful Pin-Up Model since Bettie Page.

Yeah, I'm not leaving this painting aside. Some paintings require years to be finished. I rather prefer to do one Epic painting in 10 years than a bunch of crap in 10 months. But ain't gonna do the rest of the Alice in Wonderland characters, that may require the rest of my life :lol:

...or should I? :plotting:

Anyway. This have been done using acrylics with airbrush and fine paint brush. The face is always the center of the painting. The most important part. 2 days (10hrs each) of work. I used pretty much all my tricks and experience in this stage. I would love to describe all of them for you but it may take me another 2 days LOL.

Questions are welcome :D

Cheers!.







Model : Miss Mosh :iconmiss-mosh:

Miss Mosh Deviant Art address: [link]





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Artwork is Copyright 2011 Armando Huerta, Miss Mosh
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

*All materials contained in my deviantART gallery may not be reproduced, copied, tubed, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way .

Please don't use this for coloring!!!. Thanks.
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:iconjudas-christ:
judas-christ Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014   Artist
I'm still unclear about the masking.
I use cut out pieces of paper to get a crisp line. Is that what I'm seeing here?
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:iconcimpoko:
cimpoko Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
One word, AWESOME!!!
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:iconcrxthrasher:
CRXTHRASHER Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
after the initial airbrushing and you start to define the eyes, nose, and lips is that still airbrush and masking or do you use a traditional brush also? Reading through the comments I saw you mentioned a possible video? I know yo must be busy at comic-con so I'll wait patiently for a response :)
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:iconppwhatever:
ppwhatever Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome work! What paper do you use and how do you do the masking?
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I use Strathmore 500 plate illustration board. And for the masking clear tape (overlapped) :)
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:iconppwhatever:
ppwhatever Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :). By overlapping do you mean removing a bit of the clear tape adhesive? Does this board can be used with watercolors? Sorry for asking so much >_<
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well yeah you have to 'wear' the adhesive a little or it will peel the board and paint. By overlapping I mean putting several strips of tape together to cover a large area.

Yes, this board is a wonder, strong and durable. Acrylics are water base so watercolor will not be a problem. You may find it online.

Feel free to ask as many questions as you want ;)
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:iconana-bby:
AnA-bby Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Each step is beautiful in its own way
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconamorousdino:
amorousdino Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
What kind of paint thinner or flow improver do you use for the acrylics?
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Just water.
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:iconxshadowspellx:
xShadowSpellx Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Artist
I am amazed to be honest i feel like such a noob now.This may be a dumb question but did you just airbrush this piece or were there other mediums that you used to get working in those details?
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I airbrush the large areas and then I finish detailing with fine paint brush.
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:iconxshadowspellx:
xShadowSpellx Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Artist
Really, that is amazing! What do you do after your done painting on the tape?
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I mean the tape is supposed to block or cover whatever you don't want to be airbrushed. Is that what you mean?
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:icondustinprovost:
DustinProvost Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing, I honestly cannot believe that a mere human actually created such a piece of perfect artwork and continues to surpass and surprise. Kudos, my good man.
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I try to do my best when I paint. This one in particular is special :)
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:icons-daniels:
S-Daniels Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Do you have a video, I really like your technique
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm working on it ;). Thanks.
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S-Daniels Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem. Have you done acryllic without airbrush in the past ?
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
YES! !!!!!!!!

[link]

;)
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:icons-daniels:
S-Daniels Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
WHAT ?! How
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No fear :)
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S-Daniels Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha well yeah, but did you water the acrylic or use a retarder ?
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You are not gonna believe me. I didn't used water or retarder. What I did is to spit into the mixture.

Human saliva creates the perfect mix. It makes the acrylic to behave like gel instead of liquid, easier to work with.

Yeah, if you scratch any of my paintings done after that Alien panting you will definitely get a sample of my saliva and therefore my DNA.

And then you can clone me.

:lol:
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:iconnostradamus21b:
nostradamus21b Featured By Owner May 6, 2012   General Artist
Tu trabajo es realmente incomparable. No dejas de sorprenderme.
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Gracias :hug:
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:icontyson87:
Tyson87 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Very good.
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:iconeliocreative:
Eliocreative Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
you are brilliant
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconxuruki:
Xuruki Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Its Really interesting to see how you do your Stuff, Its fantastic how much work you put into every Drawing !
You sure do know your stuff !
youre much more of a Surgeon than an actual Artist, judging from the way you work ! :D
Awesome stuff !
Really inspiring and kind of motivating to put some more work into my work's !
Thanks for that ;)
Keep it up and Enjoy your days !
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, for your nice comment ;)
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:iconxuruki:
Xuruki Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   Digital Artist
A pleasure ! :)
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:iconstalvingrado:
stalvingrado Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
I,m an airbrusher too and your work is a referent for me!!
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad to heard that. Thanks :)
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:iconemma-jen:
Emma-Jen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is so intense. your skill astounds me :faint:
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconemma-jen:
Emma-Jen Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
c: you're welcome! <3
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:iconjwichmann:
JwichmanN Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconzane1193:
zane1193 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Fantastic!
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconzane1193:
zane1193 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Thanks for the cool art.
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:iconturtletim:
turtletim Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice.i to wish you had a video.cause i would like to learn from you,your paintings are awsome
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
A video is in the works ;)
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:iconturtletim:
turtletim Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
cant wait.
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:iconartgoon:
Artgoon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Well first I wanna say you are an amazing artist your art always amazes me . If you ever decide to leave DA I'm sure alot of your fans would follow you . You have inspired me to keep pushing (short on time with work and school) . I do have a couple of noob questions . For your acrylics do you prefer one over the other ? When working on a large scale picture like this what do you use to scan ?
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I like liquitex acrylics. But you have to dilute them if you want to use them with the airbrush. Badger are good too.

Once the painting is done I take it to get professionally scanned with a company here in California. It's a little pricey but you get the best reproduction from the original.
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:iconartgoon:
Artgoon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Well worth the price even the reproductions of all your paintings are stunning . I will try liquitex thanks ! Experimenting with different mediums and I always wanted to try painting just never knew where to start . I really hope you have an artbook on the way . A table-top book of your work would be a must have in alot of artists collection . I believe what Sorayama was to you that you could be that for the next generation of contemporary pin-up artists as well as other artist . As for the trolls they have no idea how much dedication and discipline it truly takes takes to achieve what you have . Let the trolls hate keep up the great work !
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:iconarmando-huerta:
Armando-Huerta Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
My goal for the next year (and the rest of 2011) is to finish as much paintings as I can. I have several companies line up to print my next book. But I want it to be printed with new material, at least half of the book.

Thank you very much for your words of support. I wish that you find acrylics that suit you the best. It's fun experimenting with new colors :)
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