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Fear the Dark Knight...............

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Sambaman, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    In my further attempts at spamming the vBench area today here is my second entry. I painted this piece at the begining of last year but have just now gotten around to taking some decent pics! This bust is a bit of a mystery. It was given to me by my good buddy John Lea. I'm not sure the origins of it (sculptor, manufacturer) but I know I just loved this piece when I saw it!!!!! John did some work on it himself and had already modified it by removing/grinding off whatever was below the point you see now. I just love what he did with it. I thought the swoop of the cape was just fantastic! It has that great stare of intent and a simplicity that just appealed to me. I did have to make one change myself as well. I added the bat on his belt buckle with sheet styrene I cut out and glued in place. It seemed such a focal area, and the original bust just had a plain empty space there. After several attempts at painting it with nothing there, I thought it could use more visual interest. It scales out to about 300mm/1/5 scale or so. All painted in oils. I made the sign on the plinth myself on the computer. I gave him "comic book" style all white eyes. I think it enhanses the simplicity of this piece. Hope you like it, any and all comments welcome. Gotta go, that's the Bat Signal!!!!!.............

    Jay H.
    OKc

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  2. theseeker Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jay,

    Outstanding painting my friend. The blacks are awesome to say the least. You definitely accomplished your mission!

    Rocky
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Absolutely one of the best Batman's i have seen.
    Jay, can you share the mix from your black.

    Marc
  4. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful............thats all I can say!
  5. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That is looking really nice,not my type of subject but i have to admire the way you pulled of the blacks,i also would like to know the colour mix used.

    Steve
  6. SPrimeau Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent Jay, I have a Batman bust also and have gone back and forth on how I should paint the eyes- white or real. May go with white now.
    Scott
  7. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Jay,
    Super great job. The eyes are eerie looking. Great.
    Cheers
    John
  8. John Long Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice Jay. I think the eyes work for this type of figure. I like the truncated figure, it's cut off just right. I like your treatment of the black cowl too, specifically how you've created the blue under-tones.
  9. phc35 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Love ,love it awsome,does you buddy have another,pretty please?

    Jay

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  10. Calvin Member

    Great, like the way you lightened the belt buckle and the cape.
  11. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Sweet!

    a very nice piece of work, you should be proud

    :)

    mark
  12. MattS Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great job, Jay! Batman has always been my favorite. Cool piece. You gotta bring this one to Atlanta.

    Matt
  13. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Gentlemen, manythanks for the kinds words all!

    Jay II, unfortunately this is a one of a kind, Sorry!

    Jay H.
    OKc
  14. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Jay,

    Lovely work mate. Black is easily the hardest colour to paint and blend and you've done a magnificent job achieving subtle transitions.
  15. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Good work my friend..on such a large bust!!!
    christos
  16. Aterz Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Amazing work!

    regards
    Andrea
  17. Hardy Guest

    Excellent work Jay. Hardy
  18. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Tony, Christos, Andrea, Hardy, many thanks for the kind words gents. Glad you like him!

    Jay H.
    OKc
  19. Special Ops Models Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great work Jay, so when are you going to do the Joker ?

    Andy
  20. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Superb paintwork on this batman figure Jay!
    With all these dark colors it could be very monotone piece, but you did an excellent job to let the figure pop out.

    Regards,
    Marcel.

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