Alonzo Hayden, 1st Minnesota Volunteers

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by garyjd, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    This is the subject of my next figure study. Alonzo Hayden was a member of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. On July 2, 1863 he was mortally wounded during the 1st Minnesota's charge. Hayden died on July 3 and would eventually be buried at the National Cemetary at Gettysburg. The following pictures are of the real Alonzo and the drawing that will become the painting.

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  2. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    Can't hardly wait to see the first colors on the canvas.

    marc
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  3. vergilius New Member

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    Belgium
    If an artists like you would paint me, I would almost wish I'd died at Gettysburg.
  4. Fulix New Member

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    Brazil
    The resemblance is spot on Gary! Great start.

    Cheers.
  5. Stefano Borin New Member

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    United-States
    great drawing, I look forward to see it painted
    ciao Stefano
  6. diosytexas Member

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    England
    hi ya. why not a 75mm or may be 90mm figure. dave.
  7. Roy New Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Gary...he's mum would be proud..it looks great at this stage...the likeness to the youngster is very noticeable, that's got to be one of the more challenging aspects of the drawing....do you think the painting will further enhance the resemblance..??...if it does, it would look great displayed along with the original picture.

    Really excellent Gary.

    Roy.
  8. T50 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Who did the drawing? It should be framed and hung on a wall!

    TS
  9. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Marc, Vergilius, Fulix, Stefano, Thanks guys. Glad you like it.~Gary
  10. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Dave, I hope to start a new sculpture soon. Right now I'm a little more into painting these figure studies.~Gary
  11. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Taesung, I did the drawing and it's only finished to the extent that is needed to transfer it to multimedia board for painting.~Gary
  12. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Roy, Thanks. Likenesses are tough to do. This is the only image of Hayden I know of so I'll have to stick to shading the face as it is in the photograph.~Gary
  13. MAB Well-Known Member

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    Italy
    Hi Gary.... Beautiful this sketch a lot being similar ritratto said a good beginning..... like always ........ but in effects your sculptures lack me little..... when you replace in function the spatulas them and the Putty? :D

    Saluti MAB :)
  14. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Maurizio, Thank you for the kind words.~Gary
  15. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    The first step in painting Alonzo is complete. This tonal painting helps me to establish where the lights and darks will eventually end up. The completed painting will be 11" X 13" and is shown alongside the original drawing.

    I hope to start a few sculpting projects soon in addition to working on these paintings.

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  16. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Gary,
    Even this are not the real colors, i just like the yellowish tone. Looks like old parchment drawing.
    Looking forward to your further painting.

    marc
  17. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Marc, Thanks.~Gary
  18. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I need some suggestions here. Using your eyes could you compare the painting to the photo and tell me what YOU feel it needs to make the likeness better? I appreciate any and all comments.

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  19. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Gary - IMHO, the face in the photo looks broader thru the cheeks and forehead. The photo has wider, fuller upper and mid cheeks. The lower part of the ear lobe is lower and heavier looking in the photo. In general the face in the photo is flatter and broader than in your painting. I hope I haven't offended. Feel free to disagree. After all, as my son Kyle says, an artist can only use his own eyes.
    All the best,
    Dan
  20. Joe Hudson Active Member

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    United-States
    Gary,

    Looking good but I to agree the real picture he seems to have amore roundish face and your painting he is more squared/angled. I hope this makes sense.

    Joe

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