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Cold face

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gforceman, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. gforceman Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    Included I post some pictures of a 90mm head a did a while ago for a friend/collector/figure painter. The head is by Andrea, 90mm and comes in white metal. I tried to give the head a very cold look. I hope it looks this way? As always everything was painted with acrylics and inks.

    All remarks, hints and tips are more then welcome.





  2. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Gino, the red tip on the nose is spot-on. I feel as if the flesh tones could be "paler" though. So as to give a better impression of the bitter cold he's up against. Looking good over-all though!

    Jay H.
  3. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Hello Gino. In my sense of taste i would prefer more cold tones closer to gray - purple - bluish hues , to make it look more cold . Thats just my idea. Its a nicely painted head, but needs something more to look really cold !!!!

    Good to see you backon tracks

  4. megroot A Fixture


    Ja, het lijkt koud, maar niet koud genoeg. Meer koele kleuren zoals blauw, licht paars zou hem kouder doen lijken.

  5. ghamilt1 A Fixture

    Hi Gino;

    Speaking as someone who some experience with the cold (temperature here during January was -49 C for about 6 days!) I feel I may be able to help.

    I see your character has a moustache. During the cold, ice will form on any facial hair from the condensation from one's breath. (that includes the hairs inside your nostrils...boy I hate that!) So you may want to add some snow or small icicles from the moustache. Frost bite would probably be a concern to him as well. Frostbite looks pure white on extremities, like the tip of the nose, ears and on the cheeks. In extreme cases, the flesh will turn black from prolonged exposure, but I'd be careful with this effect, because that is pretty easy to overdue. I think you've really captured the feeling of cold so far. Remember, in extreme cold, blood drains away from the extremities in order to provide warmth for vital organs, so his face may look pale as a result. This along with the other helpful tips folks have already given you should give you the result you're looking for. I'm looking forward to seeing your finsihed figure!
  6. John Bowery A Fixture

    Nice so far.

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