WIP Atilla the Hun - Art Girona - 54mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ferris, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Ferris A Fixture

    Hi All,

    I had the pleasure of participating in SMF's painting workshop in NL with Fernando Ruiz and here's the way my Atilla looks after a bit of additional homework. It was very educational to observe Fernando's painting up close. You see lots of little details that never show in SBSs (how brushes are held, paints are thinned, wiped, etc....) and that really steepens the learning cuve. If you have a chance, DO participate in such events!

    Anyway, here's some pics of progress so far. Still lots to do, but the face, arms, trousers, armour and shirt are about done.

    Also started on the groundwork. The tree intends to add to the threatnening pose of Atilla. Well, that's the idea anyway....

    Cheers,
    Adrian

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  2. gordy Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Impressive! I like how you've done the arm veins (y)
    pmfs likes this.
  3. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Lovely work so far Adrian,looks like you picked up some good tips.


    Cheers David
  4. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Excellent fleshtones and improvment technique.(y)

    Pedro.
  5. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very impressive, the cape texture is excellent.
    Carl.(y)
  6. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I see the workshop paid off for you. very nice painting so far.
  7. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    United-States
    What Mike and everyone else said. Nicely done sir!
  8. T-34/85 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Excellent job so far. I completely agree about being there in a workshop. You pick up things that no book can show you. In the case of Fernando Ruiz, I was fortunate to partake of his workshop in St. Louis and learned more in that time than ten+ years of reading books. I just can't get past the part of using your mouth to refresh your paintbrush:D;)
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Saw some great painted figures last weekend at our show from this figure.
    Your's good standing there also......great work.

    Marc
  10. Patrick Kamsma Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello Adrian,
    It's nice to see the progress on this piece.
    We were all amazed by the level of painting you have.
    It was fun meeting you and I hope to see you at our show in october
    Amongst 17 other Atilla's on the competition table ;)

    Greetings
    Patrick Kamsma
  11. jan willem stokkers Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Hello Adrian, like Patrick said nice to see youre progress!!! And yess i was also very amazed by youre level of painting!!! Hope to see you at SMC2012 edition!!!! And ofcourse the rest of the progress at Planet figure!!! Hopefully i have mine also finished around that time:rolleyes:

    Gr.Jan Willem
  12. Ferris A Fixture

    @Gordy: Thanks! The veins are partly sculpted, which made it quite easy o accentuate them.

    @David: Thank you sir!

    @Pedro: Thanks buddy. Glad you see improvement!

    @Carl: Thanks Carl! Fernando made us experiment with texture and I am glad it works with the cape.

    @Mike: Thanks! I'll try and show more progress soon.

    @Stephen: Thank you sir!

    @Tom: Thanks! That was indeed a remarkable habit. This is why you don't find these things in a book, it would write up something like this: First suck a nice point to your brush, pick up some paint with it and brush it on your thumb to check consistency. Then apply it to the figure, clean it with water and your mouth. I hope those Vajellos are not too poisonous....

    @Marc: Dank je! I tried to visit your show last weekend, but couldn't make it in the end because of all sorts of chores.... I hope to get there next year.

    @Patrick: Dank voor de lovende woorden! I'll be the in October I hope. This one goes pretty fast for me, so it should be done in time!

    @Jan Willem: Ook zeer bedankt voor je lof! I look forward to your Atilla.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment guys.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  13. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    One day I will love to participate at one Workshop.:sneaky:
    Most excelent Adrian! you changed your style mate.(y)
    Pedro.
  14. Ferris A Fixture

    Well, you could go to Fernando's workshop in Brazil Pedro....!
    You speak the native language! :)

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  15. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Lovely paintwork Adrian! This is going to be a great figure when finished.

    Groeten,
    Marcel.
  16. Ferris A Fixture

    Thanks a lot Marcel, very motivating to hear. I hope you're right about the result, but I'll do my best...!

    Cheers,
    Adrian

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