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Completed Decurion Equitum

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by davidmitchell, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Guys finally finished this one after a long slog.Have been working on other projects that have stopped me finishing this one,but now its done I am happy I stuck with it.Please excuse the photos as I am trying to get to grips with a new camera.All coments welcome.


    Cheers David

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  2. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very impressive! (y) The colours are rich and striking :)

    Did you use a flash on your camera?
  3. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Thanks Gordy,I didnt use a flash but will have to change my settings next time they are a bit bright and over exposed.


    Cheers David
  4. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Excellent finish, David! Lovely paintjob!
    Eddy
  5. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    You're welcome David it is a gorgeous piece :)

    What are you using for lighting? I've clothes pinned a white hankerchief or tissue paper over the light to diffuse the lighting in the past (knocks down the specular lighting on the subject)
  6. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    David, congratulatons on an excellent finish. A great choice of colours and superb work on the shield and metals .(y)

    Cheers Ken
  7. Don Well-Known Member

    Brilliant Davie, blown it up a lot and it looks super. Love the work on his armour and the horse is a work of art on its own. Great to see it finished.
    Will we get to see it on tuesday?

    Don
  8. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Thanks Eddy. Will give that a try Gordy.Thanks Ken much appreciated.Thanks Don hope to have with me on Tuesday.



    Cheers David
  9. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Excellent paintjob David. Horse, rider and scenic are tied together beutifuly.
  10. custer760 Active Member

    Hi Dave,
    this is just excellent mate.Love the colour scheme,it brings the whole figure to life.I also like the column....Very interesting,this is worth copying when I do mine.
    Regards
    Pete
  11. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Congratulations Dave! Great job on all aspects, the horse, armoured details, everything. It was well worth the wait. I have to ask though, did you wind up using an airbrush?
  12. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Hi David
    Fantastic job and very nice the whole scene.
    Excellent job on the horse.

    Alexandros
  13. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Hi! David.
    It's very gorgeous and beautiful work.
    I think a brilliant masterpiece.
    Do you use oil paints?
    There seems to be gloss in a horse for me.
    And I think that's very effective.
    I congratulate completion.

    Mitsutaka.
  14. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Superb work as always on this project, very vivid colouring indeed.
  15. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Re: Decurion Equitum, beautiful

    Hello David:

    Well, I get to return the favor. I'm working on an equestrian figure, as I've
    indicated previously, and so I think doing equestrian figures is very difficult.

    Wow, you have set the bar really high. I love the colour harmoney of this
    presentation. I notice for example that the horse blanket is approx. the same
    colour as the red on the column. And the choice of that violet colour
    for the horse equipage is just brilliant. You have a good grasp of how to use
    colour, . . . obviously.

    Beautiful rendering of the horse, and each aspect of all the details.

    Congrats on a beautiful piece, David
  16. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Hi David,

    Another Mitchell Masterpiece! love the blend of colours and a superbly rendered horse, look forward to seeing this at Darlington or Euro.

    Keith
  17. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb!

    Mark
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  18. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Thanks Guys for all your very kind comments.All painting was done in oils with the exception of the metals.In the end I did not use an airbrush on the horse,maybe give it a try on a future project.Will try to do some more photos as these do not show all blending and tones to advantage.


    Cheers David
  19. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work David.
    Can i ask you what kind of colors you used on the horse. It's exceptionel painted in black.
    I never had the guts to do a black horse...but with the right help!!!
  20. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Marc the was painted with Blue black,Warm sepia highlights are Vandyke brown,Brown ochre & Flesh tint shaded with more Blue black.Hope this is of some help.


    Cheers David

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