Dante - Finished

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mongo Mel, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. Mongo Mel Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Well, I've finally managed to finish something again :)
    It's the United Empire Miniatures bust of Dante.
    The boxart and most reference information I could find shows hi wearing all red. I tried this at first but I just didn't like how it looked. At least, not my version. I tried a couple of different colors and really liked what I came up with.
    As always, I'd appreciate hearing your thoughts, especially your constructive criticism.
    Thanks,
    Craig

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  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Craig,

    You've done an excellent job on this bust mate. The flesh tones are spot on and the blending is sublime. Well done.

    Cheers
  3. arthur Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Craig,
    Great job on Dante's bust.
    Nice subtle colours and great fleshtones. I always wanted to paint this one too.
    Cheers,
    A.
  4. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Craig, looks good over all. I like the subtle color palette you chose.

    Jay H.
    OKC
  5. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Fantastic painting Craig.
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent painting Greg,
    I like this one more then the red.

    Marc
  7. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    WOW just WOW! I love the color choices (one of the great things about painting non uniform subjects) and the blending and fleshtones are as Tony said sublime and spot on.
  8. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hello Craig,great work.Very realistic.
    Kind regards John:)
  9. tefaet Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Nice work Craig,good colors.
    Cheers Jose Luis
  10. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great painting, the colors turned out really good.
  11. Mark S Guest

    Painting like that will keep you out of the Inferno.
    Nice work,Craig.
  12. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Top job Craig - very life like
  13. dinovision79 Active Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Hi Craig,

    I like him too and also have to agree with the great selection of colours!
    Thanks
    Denes
  14. Mongo Mel Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi guys,
    Thanks to you all for the kind comments.
    I'm glad that you seem to like the colors too. I wasn't sure how this choice would be received.

    Arthur, I wanted this piece ever since I first saw it. the face on it just blew me away. I'd definitely recommend it to you.
    Thanks again,
    Craig :)
  15. PJ Deluhery Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Craig,
    Very nicely done. I like your color scheme much better than the red - and your painting is superb. Hope to see this "in person" at MFCA.
  16. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    ooks really good
    Maybe some more shading, but that's my preference
  17. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Craig, you did an excellnt job on this bust. In fact I think it's one of your best if not the best. Maybe I can take a closer look at Valley Forge!!

    Stephen Mallia
  18. Mongo Mel Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi and thanks Pat, Vergilius and Stephen.
    I'm glad you guys like how it turned out.

    Pat, Dante (along with me) will be at MFCA :)
    Looking forward to seeing you and the gang again.

    Vergilius, due to the size of this piece (5 inches top to bottom) I deliberately tried to keep the contrast more subtle.

    Stephen, wow, thanks for that compliment. I've tried to practice the painting advice you've given me in the past. Maybe when you see it in person you'll change your mind :D
    Good to hear that you're coming to MFCA again this year.

    Thanks again guys,
    Craig
  19. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Craig great job,good choice of colours and very subtle.

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