Artjom laughs...

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Martin Rohmann, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. SRECT1 Member

    Outstanding !

    Ben
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  2. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Thank you, Ben!

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    27. Day, April 12, 2018


    So, the last brushstrokes, before it goes tomorrow (very) early in the morning to Ingolstadt.

    Today, it's the turn of the silver cross that our hero wears around his neck ...:

    Such crosses came up in the 12th century ...

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    ... and, as far as this form is concerned, have survived to this day, as this picture of a Krasnoarmejets showes, taken during the Battle of Kursk in July 1943 ...:

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    BTW:
    Incidentally, this soldier is also - according to this photo - avaiable at "Life Miniatures" as a bust!

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    In the seventeenth century these crosses looked like this:

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    They were mostly made of more or (quite often!) less pure silver.

    On the obverse mostly an image of the crucified was seen ...:

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    I first painted the cross of "Artjom" with "Silver Ink" - and then contoured it with very diluted black.

    I have given myself a special effort that the crucified is reasonably well to recognize...:

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    Well - it continues here next week.


    Cheers
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  3. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    28. Day, April 16, 2018


    So - the pattern is outlined!

    Now I have "only" to paint that reasonably..:

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    Cheers
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  4. Joe55 A Fixture

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    Martin, if it were in my power to do so, I would bestow upon you and Honorary Doctorate in all things Cossack:D!

    Joe
  5. Nap A Fixture

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    I'll second that !

    Crucifix looks good but perhaps put a slight wash on it

    The pattern ....phew ..great start

    Sat right in the front row for the next performance

    Nap
  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    29. Day, April 17, 2018

    Colors...:

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    Result...:

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    And now? What do you think...?


    Cheers
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  7. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Martin

    Goodness that's colourful ...like it ....nice pattern choice ...perhaps when all done slghtly make the colours less vibrant with a wash ...just a thought ....bit of wear ?

    Looking at those flesh tones again .....really have gone in well now they are drying more

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  8. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Hmmm - I will wait and see. There comes a golden sash and a bright red coat.

    I'm afraid the beautiful pattern will go under optically when it's softened ...


    Cheers
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  9. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Martin

    You have a good point about the pattern , the golden sash and red coat will be a real eye opener

    Nap
  10. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    30. Day, April 18, 2018


    It goes on with the second half of the caftan.

    Colors are the same as yesterday, at least I painted the eyelets for the buttons with "Andrea"-gold and black (= fabric) and golden decor lacquer (= metal)...:

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    I'm quite satisfied with the result...:

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    Tomorrow I'll start with the pattern on the sleeves....


    Cheers
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  11. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Martin "

    Now we have both sides painted the pattern effect looks really good and as you wanted very colourful indeed ...I take my hat off to you and say WELL DONE

    Buttons add another bit of sparkle to the overall look .....be interesting to see the sash painted as well

    Sleeves next .......go get 'em .....

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  12. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

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    That's something else.
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  13. Wayneb A Fixture

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    Martin.....That piece is really looking great.. but could you please explain to me the frost bit nose.

    Wayne
  14. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Wayne

    Looking back on the SBS it's to show the Cossack likes a drink ...or two ...or three !!

    Nap

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  15. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    ..or more...!

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    Thanks Nap!

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    31. Day, April 19, 2018


    The first sleeve is ready...

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    ...the second one only sketched out...:

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    Actually, I wanted to paint them ready both today - but the weather is just too nice!

    So I go now into my garden on the deck chair, with a good book in front of my nose ...


    Cheers
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  16. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    32. Day, April 20, 2018


    The second sleeve of "Artjom's" Ottoman kaftan is now also finished...:

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    Frankly, I'm pretty relieved to get it that way because the kaftan was the part of the character I was most scared of!

    But it is still not completely finished, because the turned collar is supposed to show the lining - and that's next week's turn.

    Before that, I'll need a bit of decision support from you ...

    Tomorrow more!


    Cheers
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  17. Nap A Fixture

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    Martin

    I can well imagine how relieved you must be after all that pattern work ...the result has been worthwhile and very effective

    Now go sit in the garden for a well earned beer or glass of wine

    Looking forward the lining of the upturned collar

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  18. Osebor PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Whichever pattern you select, it will be a winner!
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  19. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
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    32. Day, April 21, 2018


    So, now I'm interested in your opinions!


    Our hero wears his Ottoman splendor kaftan open and the turned-up collar shows a piece of the lining.

    As with the outside, Ilja Repin has only suggested a pattern here - although it is clear that the inside has different ornaments in different colors than the outside ...:

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    If we take a closer look and sharpen the image electronically as much as possible, we can see lines / slings and dots, in some places clenched, what a floral pattern could mean ...:
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    Of course, there were caftans that did not have any special inner lining, they were quite thin and made of silk - and the inside was mirrored - the pattern of the outside ...:
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    But IF the caftans had a lining, then this was usually very carefully and elaborately worked, ocher and gold tones dominated ...:
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    "Artjom's" Kaftan HAS a lining - so I went virtually to the Ottoman Empire in the mid-17th century (the scene depicting Ilya Repin playing in 1676) and looked at what templates there are.

    I found this ...:

    Pattern A:

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    Pattern B:

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    Pattern C:

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    My personal favorite is this ...:

    Pattern D:

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    This could be well presented with ocher, brown and yellow tones on a red background - and the highlights I could cautiously "brush" with gold, which would make a beautiful light "game" ...


    Against such a pattern could speak, however, that everything is too "full", too "colorful" and too "restless".


    So my question to you:

    To which pattern do you advise me ...?

    Pattern A?
    Pattern B?
    Pattern C?
    Pattern D?


    Thank you already for answers!


    Cheers
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  20. Osebor PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Tough question!
    If only a hint of the lining will be visible, I suggest B.
    But something tells me that you like challenges, so D would be very appropriate

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