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WIP Critique Abraham Lincoln Box-Art (1/9 Argudo Miniatures)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by kaz6120, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. kaz6120 A Fixture

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  2. kaz6120 A Fixture

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    ...and here's the current status. I started painting face. any comments, critiques and advices are welcomed as always.
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  3. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

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    Hello Kaz, This is some incredible painting thus far. The face is extremely lifelike. Are you working from a particular painting for your reference colors? Amazing, will follow this one. Best of luck with it. Regards, SG:woot::happy:
  4. kaz6120 A Fixture

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    Hi SG,
    Recently I basically start from "Burnt Sienna + Naples Yellow", trying to change additional colors by each of the figure, to avoid paint in "same skintone".
    In this project I use many Lincoln painting (2D paintings) as reference.
  5. phc35 Active Member

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    lincoln1862.png lincoln1865.jpg the first picture claims to be from 1862 and the 2nd 1865.He looks a whole lot emaciated in the second ,deeper facial lines. I think an earlier healthy Lincoln will look better on the box art. Well done kaze
    Jay
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  6. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    Gees Kaz, your painting is getting incredible. Great work so far and heading towards your best work yet.
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  7. Rompy Well-Known Member

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    Great stuff !
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  8. SPrimeau Active Member

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    Very nice Kaz! This will be spectacular when finished!
    Scott
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  9. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Kaz, Abraham Lincoln is still one of our greatest Presidents and this is a striking portrait of him. Excellent work my friend on a great and important subject. You've breathed life into something from such a long time ago.
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  10. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Very very very nice. That's a great face to sculpt.
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  11. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

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    Coming along nicely
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  12. antonio argudo Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kaz!
    Congrats my friend, you are simply nailing it!
    even though you are at the process stage, I want to give you some little tips, if I may :happy: I manipulate your picture with photoshop, here it goes!

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    - The eyes are slightly small, and the sclera or white too, Lincoln had very asymmetric eyes and his iris were not line up.
    - the eyebrows should be darker, will increase the look expresion.
    - the beard, is a kinda transparent in the center and not completely straight, also darker will look better with a few grey hairs!
    - The lips, the upper lip should be more angular and not curvy, some more reflection will look better.
    -maybe the light on the tip of the nose could be as I draw in PS, not sure how to describe that lol, also reinforce the wrinkle on the top of the nose!

    hope this helps my friend, looking awesome cheers!:angelic:
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  13. kaz6120 A Fixture

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    Jay, Mike, Rompy, Scott, Stephen, Gary, Ken, and Antonio, thanks a lot for your comments.
    Thanks Jay for references, and thanks Antonio for suggestions.

    Reason why I painted the eyebrows lighter color than typical image is I was referring to the portrait painting I like:
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HaGgMbnj7K8/UQrQWT-_a6I/AAAAAAAAAPA/iLuup8P6G_E/s1600/Abraham-Lincoln.jpg

    Agree with you Antonio, eyes should be a bit more larger, asymmetric.
    I understood all the other elements, stay tuned I will post the next progress.
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  14. megroot A Fixture

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    Excellent start.

    Marc
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  15. debrito A Fixture

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    GREAT face...very nice
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  16. Edward A Fixture

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    Looking great so far!
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  17. bonehead A Fixture

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    Kaz, a great paint job on a beautiful sculpt! Awesome! :wideyed: :woot: :singing:
  18. Edorta A Fixture

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    I love the work you have made so far, Kaz. I´m very impressed with it, and as you said is very true to the portrait you took as reference.
    I love your domain of facial tones and nuances.
    I follow your progress, very, very interested.

    Military miniatures painted by Eduardo Garcia
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  19. kaz6120 A Fixture

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    Marc, debrito, Edward, Mike, and Eduardo, Thank you very much for your compliments!
    This time I'm trying to achieve oil-painting-like touches.

    Here's a bit more updated version, now I'm updating the areas Antonio mentioned in the post above. Of course I'll keep on working' more.
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  20. Edorta A Fixture

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