Custer bust - finished

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mongo Mel, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. Mongo Mel Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I managed to get something done again :)
    It's the bust of George A. Custer by Amati.
    I just need to do another coat of clear flat to knock down the shine on the scarf and to do a better copy of the guidon. This one is just a test shot for size and such.
    As always, I appreciate any and all constructive criticism. That's what helped me improve the hair on this guy :)
    Craig

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  2. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking really good Craig. the eyes are a bit "blue" in the photos, but could just be the shots.

    Jay H.
    OKC
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Craig,
    I like what you done. But i think you must "tune down" the eyes. This kind off blue eyes are only availble with contact lenses. :)
    They didn't know what it whas in those days:):)
    But all in all you have done a great job.

    marc
  4. Mongo Mel Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi guys,
    Thanks for the pointer. I guess I've looked at them so long now I really didn't notice just how blue they are.
    Back to the bench for him. I have just a little bit of time to fix them as he's going to the D.C. show this weekend.
    Craig :)
  5. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very nice Craig,I wish you good luck with the show!!!
    christos
  6. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Craig. Good luck at the show this weekend.
  7. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Very nice work Craig.........good luck with the show :)

    Ray ;)
  8. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    I think this is a nice work ona famous guy . Best luck on the Show
  9. Bad91Fellow Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Nice bust. the eyes are...but this has already been said :)

    Lennart
  10. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Well done, it's a very nice work!
  11. Jacek Spychalski Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Hello ,

    Very nice painting my friend !
    Don't like Custer , but like your work on his bust : )!

    Best regards

    Jacek
  12. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    I don't like the ba***** but great paintjob Mongo
  13. Mongo Mel Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi guys,
    Thanks for the nice comments. I'ce tried toning down the blue of the eyes by adding a very pale blue color to the bottom half of the eye. I think it helped.
    Yea, Custer was not a nice guy when it came to the Indians but I think his treatment was pretty much the common method used back then.
    When I started this piece I pulled out an old book I had on Custer that I hadn't read in a long time. It's "Son of the Morning star" by Evan S. Connell.
    It's a very good book with a lot of information on Custer.

    Hi Jacek :) Nice to hear from you again. How're you doing? I hope all is well with you. I'll be taking your Skalski bust with me to the show this weekend. I got a bronze for him at the big MFCA show last May. I'll let you know if he's their favorite of my pieces again :)
    Craig
  14. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Good work Craig, I like it.

    Say hello to all my friends at the Washington Show. I intend to be there next year.

    Cheers
    Roc

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