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"Birdman of Badajoz"

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by yeo_64, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. quang Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    :lol: Reminds me of a remark I overheard while looking at the Sunflowers painting in the Van Gogh museum. The remark was: "It's way too yellow! I would have done it differently if it was me."

    Kenneth,

    Just look back at your first sculpt and see how far you've been : the projects got more ambitious, the poses more natural and the composition vastly improved.

    Some aspects are perfectible of course (EVERYTHING is) but I have nothing but respect and admiration for a self-taught 'amateur' doing it in his spare time for nothing but the fun of it. (y) (y)

    One remark if I may. Looks like the 'food' theme is recurrent in your projects. Is it because as Paul Quek told me once, 'Singapore is the food-lover's heaven'?

    Cheers,
    Quang
  2. Pete_H New Member

    Gee, I expect no less from the likes of you :eek: :lol:
  3. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Hi Pete :lol: ! Thanks for the observations;I really appreciate them. As for the bird on the rocks,I meant to depict them flying in to feed on the scraps from the trooper. Hope that clears up the misconception that you have about the birds. ;) Cheers !
    Kenneth :)
  4. Robin Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I just find Petes comments such a swing in perspective

    Robin
  5. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Quang,my friend,THANK YOU very much for the encouragement;I REALLY appreciate it ALOT ! Cheers !
    Kenneth.

    P.S. Yes,Singapore is INDEED a food "heaven",hence the food theme for most of my projects :lol: ! Perhaps I'm too much of a "foodie" that it unconsciously crosses over to my modelling projects ;) !
  6. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Thanks,Robin,for the encouragement ! Cheers !
    Kenneth.
  7. Pete_H New Member

    The problem is they look like they're perched at odd angles, making it look unnatural. If there were a way to suspend them in mid-air then .... hey, what about using a thin transparent fiber optic to "pin" them into the rocks? Say you pin each just a few millimeters above the rock. This could be just enough to give the illusion of flying in.
  8. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Now why didn't I think of that before ;) ? Thanks for the tip,Pete (y) ! Will stretched clear plastic sprue do the same job as the transparent fibre optic ? I'll make the amendments to the vignette now. Cheers !
    Kenneth :lol: .
  9. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Well,guys,here then is my amended vignette :) . I replaced the wire holding the birds in mid-flight with clear stretched plastic sprue and bulked up the upper arms and thighs of the figure a bit. I,for one,am quite happy with the changes. Next step,painting ;) ! Thanks for looking and cheers !
    Kenneth :lol:

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  10. Roy New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Kenneth...I think you've compiled a very interesting scene....I think I said in an earlier post that I thought all the additional little details really made the scene come to life...sorry for repeating...the birds make it spring to life..and the attention you've given to the groundwork is very special...great stuff mate....and I bet you have some fun painting it.

    All the best.

    Roy.
  11. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    What a beautiful and lovely sculpt! I love the groundwork!
    I will follow this to the end, but I'm sure allready, this will turn out GREAT!!

    Congratulations on a job well done, Kenneth!

    Eddy.
  12. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Thank you very much,Roy;I really appreciate the positive comments :lol: :lol: !! Yes,I'm REALLY looking forward to painting up the vignette. Cheers !
    Kenneth :)
  13. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Thank you very much,Eddy :lol: ;I really appreciate the encouragement ! Cheers !
    Kenneth :)
  14. Jacek Spychalski Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Great work my friend !

    Congrats and best regarsds!

    Jacek
  15. Jim Patrick Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Uhhhhhhhhh Kenneth? It's been over a week......where's the paint my friend? LOL! :lol: Just kidding. But.....should you feel the need to dip brush in paint.....put some on him! We're waiting to see it finished. :lol: ;)

    Jim, just kidding, Patrick
  16. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Kenneth, I don't know how I missed this step by step, but I finally caught up with it , and my apologies for the late reply.

    You have a done an extremly beautiful sculpture ,congratulations on a job well done. ;)

    Looking forward to seeing it painted and keep up the great work.

    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  17. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Jacek,my friend,THANK YOU very much for the encouragement;I really appreciate it ! Cheers !
    Kenneth.
  18. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Jim,buddy,so SORRY :( for not reply sooner,but my work was "killing" me slowly ;) !! Well,I FINALLY got brush to paint and have done up all the vignette components except for the figure. Do check out the update further down and let me know what you think.won't you ? Thanks for the encouragement and cheers !
    Kenneth :lol: .
  19. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Roc,my dear friend,THANK YOU ever so much for the positive comments ! I always value your input on my work here on the "planet". Cheers !
    Kenneth :lol: .
  20. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Hey guys :lol: ,so SORRY :( about not updating my vBench recently,but work was a "killer" these past few weeks or so ! Anyhow,I FINALLY got down to painting the vignette components,leaving only the figure itself to be finished. Please excuse the poor photography as I was only able to take these photos this evening hours. Thanks for looking. Next up will be the "Birdman" himself ;) ! Cheers !
    Kenneth.

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