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Celiac suffer, wastrel, quizmaster, cinema lover.

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Imperial Hangar Matte Painting - Harrison Ellishaw (c.1977) 🇺🇸 ( www.igorstshirts.com )

Matte paintings were used before the dawn of competent computer graphics to simulate a larger/more dramatic/exotic location than can be achieved in a film studio. Paint was directly applied to glass, which then sat between the camera and the actors (leaving a clear section to capture them)....

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I'm still amazed by how accurate some of the painting is, knowing it would be projected at cinema screen size!

There was a neat trick backlighting the lightsabers frame by frame with a fluorescent tube and a scalpel. Painstaking though.

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Yes probably, you could scrape with a knife or spatula.

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1876-77 Degas was threatened with court action because he took so long to finish this piece for a friend. He removed riders from the left of the frame and added the man with a hat at the right hand side before it was "complete"
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/09/Edgar_degas%2C_il_campo_da_corsa%2C_fantini_amatoriali_presso_una_vettura%2C_1876-87_ca._03.JPG/1280px-Edgar_degas%2C_il_campo_da_corsa%2C_fantini_amatoriali_presso_una_vettura%2C_1876-87_ca._03.jpg

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She better not count them before they hatch.

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Hehe, I like the snow too - looks like compacted glacier snow with smoothed and dirty edges :0

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I've been to Stockholm and Gothenburg but I clearly missed this stop!

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I like the thin layer of mesh over her legs - looks like a wash later on in the process.

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Glaze! That's the word I couldn't remember earlier.

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Yeah, it only really matters with oils... need to go fat/thick over lean/thin otherwise the paint layers tenses and cracks off. Great fun

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The thing I've learned painting, is that you can make fairly dull starting colours vibrant by toning down the background. This is very fine work :)

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She quit only fans, and is now using air-conditioning.

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