Dante

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Normo, May 8, 2008.

  1. Normo Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys
    Just finished this, the excellent sculpture of Jim Maddox

    Oils over acyrilics

    I have tried out a new flesh colour recommended by a good friend Steve Walker I think I will "tinker" with it to suit in the future

    Cheers

    John

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  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    John,
    Excellent painting on this lovely bust.
    I find the skincolors great. Maybe a little to red on the cheeks, but it looks very good.

    Marc
  3. Normo Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Marc
    When I first did it I thought it looked a bit orange but looking at my other figures they all seemed to have a purplish colour about them so this was something new to me so I will stick to it and press on
    My mate recommended dropping a couple of my oils because they react with each other causing this purple tint . We learn something new every day!
    Cheers mate
    John
  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi John,

    I love the orange/ purple colour tint in the skin tones. It looks very realistic to my eyes.

    Looks like he's been on the p*ss for a few decades.

    Cheers
  5. Normo Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Tony
    Knowing our Italian friends I guess thats about right!

    Glad you like the skin tones

    Its a steep learning curve, like being back at school!

    Cheers
    John
  6. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Good lookig skintones , what colours did you use in your new mix.

    David
  7. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    John , thats a beautiful work , on not such an easy piece !!! You are a brave man !!! Bravo
  8. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    John,
    Very nice piece. Nice change of flesh tone.
    Cheers
    John
  9. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John good looking piece over all. I'm with Marc on the cheeks, a tad too red, just for my tastes, but a minor point on a fun piece. Well done!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  10. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Good work John!!!!
  11. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    looks very fine to me !
  12. Normo Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks guys useful comments
    David
    The mix I tried was (oils) Yellow ochre, crimson red (Sparingly!) raw sienna, lamp black for shading and white
    I played around until I was happy with the mix

    The important thing for me was I excluded my staple colours of Burnt umber and Naples yellow hue which I have used for years because they seem to react with other colours giving a purplish tinge!

    Still learning at my age!

    Cheers

    John
  13. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John, very good work on the great Dante, my compliments.

    Cheers
    Roc

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