Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Martin Rohmann, Nov 1, 2016.
Tell me, which color you want and I'll send you a maching template...
As soon as I get the review item. I will do that and then get this on my bench
12. Day (and second day of the workshop), November 19, 2016
For the second day of the workshop, I had planned to start with the black Cherkesska, which our friend wears.
It was nice that someone (Markus!) sat next to me, who has a lot of experience.
First I have the Tscherkesska primed - with black acrylic paint ...:
I have learned that the several thin coats are much better than a thicker one - that lends itself to later luster!
"Thin" means ...:
I made a total of four super-thin undercoat paints until the figure was ready for the oil painting. And as you can see, Markus has stayed with Acrylic and has trimmed his figure red ...:
Now came the actual oil painting.
If you look at black paintings, you often see that there is a basic color of black and gray and the shadow of pure black. Brightening is usually done with white.
This will always be a bit "dirty" - and boring!
So it was obvious to make my black more interesting by adding a different color. In addition, as a contrast to the "cold" colors of the Beshmet shirt, I wanted to design the Cherkesska consciously in "warm" colors!
So I added a little violet to my black, dark red would also have gone, or would have had a similar effect ...:
After a while, the little Cossack stood before me like this...:
Basic color and shadows are ready, the first lights set ...:
As you can see, the color is still wet ...
I would have liked to paint more, but I had to think of getting the little fellow back to Bremen-so I stopped for the moment, at least, to give the paint a little time to put on.
The high-lights and the refinement I have reserved for my home!
So - and at the end of the workshop again Markus' and my Kosak ...:
Tomorrow I can't paint here, because in the garden a tree is to be cut and I have to help!
13. Day, November 23, 2016
From these colors - with more white to it - I painted my lights today...:
I did not paint them, but rather "caressed", so completely gently blinded, in order not to harm the overall impression!
And now I have to say that this gently brightened and darkened black with the subtle violet coloring is very well liked!
Finally, I painted the buttons (or bumpers) of Beshmet and Cherkesska.
The Beshmet could have visible buttons, as here ...:
... or a hidden button strip! I had once suggested to Markus a hidden button strip - once to exactly match the chosen template...
... and also - see above - because I already have a visible button bar in my collection.
In the case of the Cherkesska, the question of a button board is superfluous. Here it remains with collision edges, since it was closed from the inside with hooks ...:
And so - with finished front - the Cossack stands now in front of me ...:
14th Day, November 24, 2016
I just painted ready the back of the figure ...:
Now the torso is going to dry - and next week I will go on with the rest of my work on the head...
May you all have a nice weekend!
This is a very dynamic bust. Tried to order one of these myself some time ago and had the same problem as Kevin. I could not convince the website that my USA address is not in Germany.
I will talk to Markus asap.
I think, he will solve the problem and you'll get one...
I have talked to Markus concerning your wish to order the cossack bust. Please order under firstname.lastname@example.org and you will get one soon.
His website is also able now, to correspond with ordereres from the US.
Got mine, great figure, great people to deal with.
Received this and others for review looking forward to that
This is coming along well thanks for sharing which version is Markus doing ?
A one with red cherkasska - I think something like this...:
There were a lot of red variants.
15th Day, November 28, 2016
I have painted my forehead and temples.
In order to emphasize the temples visually still more, I have added to my color mixing still a "deep violet" ...:
This is how the head looks now ...:
Martin, Thank you for taking the time to contact Markus on my behalf. I have ordered the cossack bust and look forward to receiving it in the not to distant future. I am also sorry that you lost your cat. It is always hard to lose one's faithful pet.
Thank you for your kind words!
16th Day, November 29, 2016
With the same colors as yesterday ...
... today I painted the neck and the back.
When I imagine how I used to torture myself with acrylics in the past - especially with such roundings - I can bite myself elsewhere that I have not moved on oil colors much earlier.
Almost too bad that the later almost everything under the Papacha fur cap will disappear ...
17th Day, November 30, 2016
Eyebrows and ears are ready painted!
For the ears I used my oil-mixings, the eyebrows are painted with Acryls...:
Sorry I'm late to the party, but this dude looks pretty cool there Martin!
Say, what are those cylindrical looking things on those uniforms? Looks like a prime location for holding cigars !
Looking forward to seeing more!
They "cigars" were called "Gazirij", wooden tubes with metal closure (silver or gold), each containing the powder for one musket shot .
Most of them were very old, precious pieces (family heirlooms) passed down from the father to the eldest son.
The Cossacks in the Caucasus region (Terek- and Kuban-Host) took over the Gaziri from the Caucasian mountain peoples as well as their costume, the famous Cherkesska.
The fabric loops, in which the Gaziri are stuck, are called "Kapsitulnij".
Very ornate pieces there.
Thanks for the explanation and the pics. I really learned something today !
Love the way you aporoach flesh tones..they look great as does the blacks .
As Joe said great information in every post
I have a review piece which will appear soon and am following this SBS very closely
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