A little explanation here...
Work based on an old italian restoration technique called tratteggio. This technique is used to restore old canvas with big areas damaged. The idea is paint straight lines in order to cheat the eye from far but at a close examination the viewer can see clearly which part is painted by the artist and which one is restored (to respect the original work integrity)

Thinking about this I realized that miniature painting is indeed a form of art. The great works from great artist (such as Roman Lappat, Banshee, Marc Masclans among many others) may in the future need a restoration like every good artwork so I started to investigate this way. This is an untravelled path (as far as I know) in miniature art/painting so I think that it's worth to take a shoot on it.

Of course this is not the most accurate technique to restore such a little pieces but we need to start somewhere.

Hope to start a debate around this topic and spark something in others willing to take this path far from here :)

This was painted using this technique with only straigh lines from up to down (yes, even the eyes). Not aiming to be the best figure ever, just to start something interesting from my viewpoint.
  • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

    Certainly an interesting technique! Not 100% convinced it works on busts, but it is certainly worth an experiment!

    • David_cualquiera

      Yes, I agree, the 2 main differents that i found were:
      1. This is intended to restore paintings which are big (60+cm / 2+feet) at this scale the effect kinda lost its point.
      2, and the biggest one, this technique is for 2D paintings and this is a 3D model we have to take care also other things such as volume, shadows… I think it is a good starting point but we need to work in this direction if we want restore original works by amazing artist in the future.

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  • vincenzo gambino

    nice paint ... gold :)

  • David BatistaPLUS