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Completed Critique 1/5 Gaspard Gourgaud

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ACCOUNT_DELETED, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Here is my completed 1/5 bust of Chef d'Escadron Gaspard Gourgaud, Napoleon's premiere Officier d'Ordonnance. These officers were senior aides who dressed in dashing cornflower blue, red and silver uniforms. Gourgaud was a proud man who accompanied Napoleon on his second and final exile to St. Helena.

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    The model is sculpey firm and twine for the aiguilettes and undercoat lacing. Painted in acrylics and inks (face) and oils (rest).

    Colin

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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    One word Colin....STUNNING

    Love this piece from the lace to the face brilliant

    Thanks for sharing..you should be very happy with the result

    Nap
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  3. housecarl A Fixture

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    I agree with Kev, stunning.(y)
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  4. tomifune A Fixture

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    Amazing beautiful job!!

    Bob
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  5. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Hi Colin!

    You not ceased to surprise me. Another brilliant piece of paint and sculp.
    Keep the good work!

    Cheers,
    Pedro.
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  6. kilsh Well-Known Member

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    Colin

    A masterpiece! Congratulations on a great piece.

    Cheers

    Neil
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  7. maco61 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Fantastic paintwork.
    Congratulations.
    Ciao by Maco
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  8. Gary D PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Colin this is fantastic! Can you share how you did the braid and coat colours?
    Thanks!
    Gary
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  9. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    United-States
    Another well done figure! Great looking face.
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  10. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Yeah, baby(y)(y)(y)

    He sure is an arrogant looking B@#%$&d! The blues and lacing are outstanding.
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  11. tiberius57 A Fixture

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    Canada
    This is magic, my friend!
    The backdrop is awesome. What is it?
    I don't know how you do it, but what comes out from your hands is amazing work!
    Cheers mate,
    Zeno
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  12. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    wow Colin!!, you really nailed it with this one.
    Best regards
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  13. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks to all who commented above for all the generous comments. Much appreciated.

    Gary - the blue is a roughly equal mix of French ultramarine and viridian with a wee bit of cerulean mixed in. Shadows were base uniform darkened with some sepia. Highlights were base uniform plus titanium white. The lace started as a base of dark uniform with the sepia, then equal parts burnt umber and titanium white. Highlighted by mixing in more and more white and high highlighted pure white. The lace was done wet on wet so the colours and shades merged.

    Zeno - the backdrop for the photos is just an old black cardboard gift box turned on end and the lighting is a single Halogen desk lamp. My camera is an obsolete olympus c4040 point and shoot with a very bright f 1.8 lens and great macro. I love it.

    Thanks

    Colin
  14. Chris Mortimer Active Member

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    New_Zealand
    My favorite of your's yet. Stunning does not even come close!
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  15. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Quarter to two in the morning in Raintown, just back from the Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park (via pub) so just catching up.
    WOW ..... If you've got to sculpt and paint personality Napoleonics this is THE way to do it, a masterpiece Colin. Must be the Scottish genes kicking in.
    Bravo
    Cheers bg.gif
    Derek
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  16. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    Meh, it's okay, I guess, if you're into that sort of thing. You know, well sculpted and beautifully painted miniatures... that old chestnut. ;)

    Another winner, brother. At this rate, you must be forcing the wife's knick knacks out of the display cabinet. Good on ya!

    Dare I ask what's next?

    Colin
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  17. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Del, Chris and Colin bro. Much appreciated. Maybe my next effort should be Marechal MacDonald! :) Actually he is on my list.

    Cheers

    Colin
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  18. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I just finished a book about the war of 1812, how about a character with some local history... Sir Isaac Brock. Looked at some portraits, he had a very distinct face and lovely uniform.

    Just a thought

    Colin
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  19. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    By coincidence I just saw a photo of his General's tunic with the musket ball hole in the chest....per Facebook via the Canadian War Museum.

    Colin
  20. Jeff T A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Brilliant work Colin!

    That is just superb, from sculpt to paint, top shelf stuff there.


    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
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