Caribbean Pirate Bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Kevin D., Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Kevin D. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi all,

    It looks like my painting hand will remain in a cast post surgery for quite a while longer so this is a great time to update my V-bench which I have put off for the last year. I was painting up a storm before the brakes got put on!

    The first is the Verlinden pirate bust. Positive criticism is greatly welcomed!

    Kevin D.

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  2. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Kevin he looks great. Beautifull fleshtones and color selection.
  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Kevin,

    Sorry to hear about your arm mate. Hopefully it wont keep you away from painting for too much longer. At least we get to see pics of all the kits you've painted lately.

    I really like the pirate bust. Loads of character in that face.
  4. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice. It is all good but the teeth and eyes are standouts for me. excellent painting on this really cool bust.
  5. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    I like it very much!
    Thanks for posting!:)
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent painted bust.

    marc
  7. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely work on the fleshtones and the yellow but for me the one thing that stood out was the way you managed the teeth and gums, just so realistic.

    great job and hope you are back to painting soon,

    Steve(y)
  8. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Kevin:

    I have painted this same bust and took it to the IPMS/USA Nats. in
    Los Angeles Calif. in 2007 (it did place 2nd).

    And I like your colour choices re the yellow. It really makes the bust
    attract attention. And I like the "pattern" on the bandana on his head.
    I would make one suggestion re the skin tone of a black man from
    the Caribbean part of the Western Hemisphere. I've been to those
    islands about 5 or 6 times, in years past. So many of them have
    a very deep skin tone, almost blue black. I would suggest you
    put deeper contrasts in the shadow area, socked of the eyes, etc.

    And when I was painting mine with oils, I put violet (some call it
    purple) mixed in the dark brown paints. (brown oils: Burnt
    Umber, Burnt Siena,and a touch of Yellow Orche)

    But I am only mentioning about my personal taste as to the flesh tones.
    It isn't that you have done the fleshtones wrong. He looks very nice as is.

    Jaybird
  9. Kevin D. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks all for your thoughts!

    Jaybird, I agree and find it interesting that you are the second person to mention using a violet or purple combined with dark browns or red browns for the deepest shadows. I currently use an ultramarine blue and black combination as well as a red with black but I will certainly try your mix on my next one (the Almond Zulu is coming any day from an Ebay win).

    As far as the hand is concerned, regarding healing, I love the Turkish expression "Geçmiş olsun "......may it pass quickly (y)

    thanks for looking!

    Kevin D.
  10. Kevin D. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    almost forgot to give kudos on the help I received when I first started painting this one. Guy Herrick gave me his combinations (in enamels I believe) and I combined enamels and oils over acrylics.

    Thanks for the road map Guy!!!
  11. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great work, the yellow really works. My your recovery be a swift one.
    Carl.

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