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2nd Texas Infantry CSA

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by petermh, May 15, 2009.

  1. petermh Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    My interpretation of Pegaso's Confederate infantryman in the uniform of the 2nd Texas Regiment CSA. painted in oils.
    Comments welcome

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  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Peter,
    It looks like you have some fun with this figure. I don't know of there was a Tartan on the Confedarate's ( i doubt it).
    I can only recommend that you have to paint not so thick. You see the brushstroke's and that's always a mark that there is to much paint involved.
    Maybe you can make some other picture's ( i know it's difficult,i'm also not a pro on this) but then it is possible to make some more comments.

    marc
  3. petermh Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Marc
    Where can you see brush strokes?
    I've looked again at the figure and Ican't see any
    With regard to the "tarten" blanket roll the cofederates used any blnket they could get their hands on evencarpets on occasion
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks for this lesson. As i mentioned before i do not know much (less is better) about the ACW, so every knowledge like this is welcome.

    Marc.
  5. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Peter,
    I looked at the photos too, and I think I can guess where Marcs observations came from; a simple technical change of resolution from the camera, where the image got slightly pixelated (that is, the computer confused some of the image)
    It may be brush strokes, or pixels, it looks like brush strokes to me too. (my interpretation of a digital photo on my monitor)


    OK, the tartan bedroll looks nifty, over all good shading and blending, the weathering on the lower legs looks good also. Groundwork is very good too.

    One thing is the sling for the rifle. The drape of this looks off to me, it may have shifted during shipping.

    Overall Peter, I think you have done very well with your depiction, very good, particularly with oils, which I have found very challenging to use in the past.

    Back to brushstrokes; both Peter and Marc, I am not sure, it may very well be the result of camera settings and computer data......

    Peter, please bear with Marc and I (and others) as we view this from other parts of the world on our computers. Marc is a fair person, in my experience, always willing to learn.

    cheers
  6. petermh Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Marc/Jamie
    Marc
    I think jamie may well be right concerning the pixels,they.re not the best photographs in the world, although I do accept that if you blow the pictures up then yes the paint is too thick in certain areas
    I recognise that the comment was constructive, I was not offended by it.
    Jamie you're right about the sling I've now altered it.

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