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Austrian Infantry Officer

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by slaj, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Just to confirm that my picture taking is still not up to scratch I present to you my latest painting effort. It's an Austrian Infantry Officer in 54mm by Durendal. Fun project that worked out pretty well( I think!!)

    Stephen Mallia

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  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Stephen,

    Your painting is as beautiful as always, but man, your photography sucks.:D

    May I suggest you use less direct light when photographing, as they all appear too washed out.;) Darker pics will allow us to see the true mastery of your painting in more natural conditions.
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Superbe painting as always Stephen.

    Marc
  4. Aterz Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Great work my friend..as usual :)

    regards from Italy
    Andrea
  5. jjgurk Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent Stephen. Will you be making the trip to Chicago this year?
    John
  6. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Tony, thanks. I take no offence cause i know what you say is right. I will try what you suggested.

    Stephen
  7. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Guys, thanks.

    John, yes. I will be in chicago this year too

    Stephen
  8. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    A little less glare, a little more shadow

    Lovely painting as always.

    How about this Stephen? All I did was run the photo through Photoshop and re-save. I reduced the glare and changed the contrast. There is still a bit too much glare on the cheek and too much shadow under the helmet. Couldn't fix that. Also the bottom part of the figure now may be a bit too dark. Probably that's controllable but I don't know how to do that. One of the dangers with processing the photo through Photoshop or any of the similar software is that you can end up with a processed photo that looks not very much like the "real" figure. I hope I didn't screw it up too much.

    All the best,
    Dan

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  9. eissteban Active Member

    Country:
    France
    Hi Stephen,
    your painting is really beautiful and "exceptionnelle" :)
    your work, as always, is very pleasant to watch

    Seb.
  10. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Look forward to seeing this one at Euro Stephen.

    Cheers David
  11. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Superb technique.
    I think a very fantastic work.
    Your painting is amazing.
    I congratulate completion.

    Mitsutaka
  12. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    I've know doubt that your figure is first class so i look forward to seeing it at Euro.Try not to spend too much time on photography, as i did . It detracted me from getting on with painting .Love the work you did on his frock coat.
    Brian
  13. Fernando Ruiz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    I like it very much. Nice use of the blue. Try to attach a white thin sheet of paper covering the light bulbs when you take the pic. I also use two lamps in opposed directions to compensate any artificial shading.
    Regards
    FeR
  14. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Haha so I was right........I knew I was smelling you painting like mad :D

    Great painting as always mate.........looking forward to see this on Wednesday :p

    Ray ;)
  15. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Stephen, fantastic painting, really looking forward to Euro this year.

    Cheers Ken
  16. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Dan, you didn't screw a thing. Actually I use photoshop too but am not that proficient with it so my techniques are limited.I will try an experiment later with this same figure and see what comes out.

    Steve
  17. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Guys thanks a lot. To be honest I feel slightly let down by my inability to take decents pics. I'm certain it's undermining the quality of my work

    Steve
  18. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Stephen very nice painting mate i like this figure.

    Have you tried photographing without artificial light, i take my pictures on a window ledge on an overcast day and always set the white balance manually. Works much better for me anyway.

    Steve
  19. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Stephen,
    Nicely done figure. Great colours.
    Cheers
    John
  20. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    John thanks.

    Steve, will give your idea a try.Thanks

    Steve

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