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Count of Nansouty I

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by rafaelega, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. rafaelega Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Hi all,

    This is my first attemp to paint a horse. this is also my first attemp in painting with oils (too much "first" ....oops!)

    This is the process with the horse (not finished yet):

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  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Good work Rafael,
    I just think that your shading is to hard. If it was my horse i should feather the dark colors a little bit more untill you get some smooth transitions.

    marc.
  3. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks pretty good to me Rafa! That sure is a LOT of paint you laid down to begin with. Being an oils man I have to say you are braver than I to use so much. I use VERY little when painting, but it looks to have worked out well!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  4. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    WOW! That is a lot of paint. It looks like you managed to remove quite a bit of it. I would think to cover such a large area in acrylics would be quite a task.~Gary
  5. Normo Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Rafael
    A good first attempt, I have painted a few horses in oils and the method I use is to cover the entire horse with the colour you want him to be then apply highlights and shading into the original colour and blend it all together
    This method saves applying two or three coats of different colour to start off
    If for instance I want a horse that is dark brown I cover the model in say, burnt umber, I apply black into the deep parts of the muscles and highlight with naples yellow hue to the high points and probably titanium white to finish off the top highlights
    Hope this helps, sounds easy but like everything in the hobby of ours,it takes practise!
    Try the method on a spare horse you can always strip it down afterwards and let us know how you got on
    I think the figure will turn out ok
    Cheers

    John
  6. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    I recently did my first horse too and I loved it (I mean painting it, not really the result). I will be painting more horses in the future for sure.
    Just one tip ; keep on painting and you'll be a master one day.
  7. rafaelega Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Thanks a lot for your comments. This is the horse now.

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  8. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice overhead lighting on the mane and tail Rafa! Looking good!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Rafael it looks very promising.
    It good be the light but i find the color to yellowish. I think you used gold ochre for the highlight's.
    If i painted it, i should use some marse brown for more shading, and do several glace's to get that yellow-orange look away with some burnt sienna.
    Just a my two cents.
    But again, it looks very good, i like the saddledeck, great work on that.

    Marc
  10. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Hola!
    Very good painting, Rafa. Can't wait to see finished work - with figure.

    Best regards
    Artur
  11. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very good Rafael!
    christos

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