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"At Devil's Canyon" - Cowboy 54mm by Romeo

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Major_Goose, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello guys this is my latest work finished.
    "At Devil's Canyon"

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    I apologise for bad pictures but ..it was not possible to shoot through the trees !!!!!

    I hope you like it

    Thanks for your time

    Costas

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  2. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Splendid, Fabulous,Awesome, what more must i say.
    One of your best Costas.
    Can you share how you did the trees.

    Marc
  4. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice work Costas!! I love the reds on his shirt, very dramatic!!

    I think the concept is really cool and makes for a very dramatic piece, though having worked as a cowboy for some time, and knowing horses it is quite an unlikely scenario.

    The Cowboy would have to be in some extreme situation (or be drunk...) to go down such a steep incline, especially in the winter as that horse would be slipping and sliding everywhere. The wolves would make the horse spook and turn around, or in this case try to, and as a result slip and probably kill or atleast maime the rider and probably himself.

    Don't get me wrong Costas, I understand the artistic value of this piece, but since I have 'been there done that' I just had to make the above comments. At the end of the day you have a beautiful piece that sure is an eyecatcher.
  5. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanks foryour comments Anders. I agree that this might be possible to happen ,in the terms you describe it because you have been there and doing it. But i have seen Horse Riders on the mountains of Northern Greece to do things much more dangerous and risky .

    To explain my setup and planning, .the point of the whole scene, is that the wolves are unexpected guests at the end of a road that provides no escape . So yes there is a pocibility that he and the horse will be a meal for the wolvies, but ,,,he has a rifle !!!!!

    We will never learn what happened i guess...

    Best regards and Happy Bisrthday !!!

    Costas
  6. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Costas , Great painting and nice piece. I also would like to know how you did the trees, are they real or artificial.

    Cheers Ken
  7. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Costas , just a quick thought, so that you don't leave us all guessing why don't you do a follow up piece showing how he escapes.:) :)

    Cheers Ken
  8. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Well it has to be you to come up with such dazzling scenario!!!! Brilliant piece as usual!!

    Ray ;)
  9. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Costas,
    the first time I have seen the figure in the snow.

    Anders comments are well grounded. Yet he respects the artistic licence, which I think is admirable
    I have no experience with these creatures, except hay goes in one end, and garden fertiliser comes out the other...

    I like how you have made a simple story. My favourite figures have a 'snapshot of a moment' about them

    There is a story there, maybe the rider is urging the horse away from something else, and blundered onto the wolves....who knows?

    Well executed, and would like to know how you did your conifers

    Cheers

    PS Anders, comment above is with respect, balancing your experience with Costas depiction of a moment
  10. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Ken , you are in my mind, for the follow up scenario !!!!! hahahahah but later on !
    Thanks for commenting

    Regarding the trees , are made with a balsa cylindrical piece of wood that i make conical with the dremel sander . I make texture then with my modelling razor saw, and use the flame a lighter to take off the hairy threads that come up. I paint in a medium brown. i make tiny holes in sequental crossing positions level by level , and i use Bragdon Enterprises connifer branches and glue them one by one in the tiny holes with CA glue .
    Thats it !

    Costas
  11. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanks a lot Ray my friend

    Keep Safe

    Costas
  12. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Jamie hello , and thanks for commenting . I hope my post above helps you with the connifers issue. Regarding Anders comment i know that it is with respect , as we have been good friends for many years . (i have been writting to him even when he was a Coy Boy !)

    Costas
  13. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Marc thanks a lot my friend . I hope i helped you with the trees making

    Costas
  14. kenan1977 New Member

    Country:
    Turkey
    Well done.Great painting and base.
  15. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Another amazing piece from the Teacher. So atmospheric and dramatic scenery. I can't wait to see it live!!
  16. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanks a lot Kenan . Welcome to Planet Figure

    Costas
  17. templar magister Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Costa as the ather friends said one of your best!Maybe you have to paint some cowboys to change subject.You have it!!!!!!
    Kalo Pasca!!!!!
  18. Sirrius Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Bro,

    Once you imagine a scene, nothing can stop you from doing it! I agree with the above comments of the other friends but in reality time is changing very fast. You have succesfully represent the dramatic moment of this cowboy, steping into the wolves trap. Who knows what happens next? Thanks for the tips about the trees, very very useful! I also like the fact that the wooden base has been disappeared!!!

    Kalo Pascha me Ygeia se olous,

    Nick
  19. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Xenofon thanks a lot my friend . Kalo Pasxa palikarri moy
  20. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Christos thanks a lot for your compliments. i will do definately more cowboys in the future . Kalo Pasxa

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