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Completed Critique french infantryman western front 115th inf.regt 1917

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by john din, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. john din Active Member

  2. Dan Morton A Fixture

    I'm not one to shy away from depicting the reality of the trenches. Not a bit. But usually a story line presents itself which can only be told by depicting that gore. And that's when showing a grisly death is needed to make the vignette work. No intended offense, but what's the story you are telling us? Certainly I could be missing your point - I've done that before! Still - a beautiful job of painting and composing both the Poilu and the corpse! Fine craftsmanship.

    All the best,
  3. Edorta A Fixture

    Great work, really. But I think there´s a strange macabre effect, between the corpse and the, aparently proud, gesture of the soldier. I guess your intention is show a dramatic view of war. Right?

  4. DaveG Active Member

    Really like the Poilu figure. Who makes him and what scale is he?

  5. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Well done over all. I bet this piece was fun to paint! The blue of the jacket looks well done! I might agree that the Poilu figure seems a bit casual in pose and posture to be subjected to such an imagined stench. I would also say that maybe his fleshtones are a bit on the yellowish side. Maybe more to the "pale" side would work better considering his current locale!

    Jay H.
  6. john din Active Member

    Hi folks,
    I wanted to show the conformation with death, even a grisly one. How apathetic a human being can be under harsh conditions such as then.
    By the way, the figure is 54mm jon smith.

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