WIP Critique First time bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Palphillips, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. Palphillips Member

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    Good Afternoon All,
    I have just uploaded an image of a wip of the face painting from my first bust. The bust is from Bonapartes and all painting is in acrylics. All comments welcome.


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    Thanks Paul
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  2. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

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    Hi Paul

    A BIG WELCOME to PF , nice to see you are painting a bust as well

    Looking at the picture it looks good , if anything I might take the cheeks back a bit in colour .

    Like the beard growth and the eye

    Have you always used Acrylics ? Do you use a retarder ?

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  3. Palphillips Member

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    Hi Nap,

    Yes, you are right, I have already blended the colour back on the cheeks. Yes, I have always used acrylics. Mostly Vallejo and Scale 75. Although, I have just bought a number of Jo Sonja paints. No, I do not use any retarder, just water.

    Thanks, Paul
  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    What an intro, lovely painting and a big welcome to PF, keep em coming.
  5. misfit151 Well-Known Member

    Great start Paul...following with interest..(y)...Mike
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  6. franck edet Active Member

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    that's a great start ! :)
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  7. samson Well-Known Member

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    Wow looking good waiting to see where this goes .
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  8. phil_h A Fixture

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    Great start on a great bust...(y)
    Phil
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  9. Palphillips Member

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    Thanks all for your kind comments, it has given me the boost to raise my painting game.
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  10. brian A Fixture

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    Very nice paint work.Really impressive.I don't recollect seeing this Bonaparte's bust before!
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  11. Palphillips Member

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    Hi Brian, thank you for your comments. The bust is titled; French Hussar with Drummer boy 1812. Where the hussar is carrying the drummer boy during the retreat from Moscow.
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  12. TERRYSOMME1916 Active Member

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    Paul your painting is looking good and you are developing a nice style, you will find lots of help and inspiration with PF and looking at other painters work will let you see that they all have their own way of finishing off a figure in their own style.
    TERRY
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  13. brian A Fixture

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    Cheers Paul.I remember it now.Look forward to seeing your's progress.
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  14. Palphillips Member

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    Thanks for your comments Terry
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  15. RoyB New Member

    Hi Paul

    Brilliant painting!! I did this Bonaparte's kit some time ago. It is one of the best! Daren't submit photo as my artistry leaves much to be desired!

    Excellent work - keep it up!

    RoyB
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  16. Palphillips Member

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    Thanks Roy
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  17. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Lovely start paul,the eye looks really good
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  18. peedee PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nice work Paul
    It's great to see you posting here....looking forward to seeing this piece progress.

    Paul
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  19. phil_h A Fixture

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    Lovely work so far, looking forward to seeing more progress.

    Regards,
    Phil
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  20. Palphillips Member

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    Thanks Paul, Phil and Smudger for the kind comments. Sorry about the delay in replying, I have been away on hols
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