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WIP Critique General Edouard de Colbert 1812 (1/6 scale)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ACCOUNT_DELETED, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Agree. There and possibly temples and ears. Plus some blues and purples and beard shading.
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  2. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

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    Colin, this is excellent work! very eye catching stuff. I love it.

    Regards,

    Mark
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  3. Graham A Fixture

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    Nice to watch how it should be done. Lots of learning to be gained from following work like this even though oils still scare me to death....
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  4. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    I'm not sure I am the one to follow Graham, depending on the results you want. I have never had any direction or teaching in oils so I made it up for myself. For this project, I painted direct on the white undercoat.....many use coloured acrylics instead as a base. I use a method that works for me when painting 2D oil portraits. So I don't get that porcelein like finish all over the figure that some modellers achieve. I prefer a rougher look, generally with thicker paint, sometimes applied thick enough to get an impasto texture (oak leaves, fur, hair etc). As I am generally doing large scale busts, it works well I think. Most oil painters apply paint and then pull most of it off the figure,essentially staining the undercoat. That isn't really my style, except for the face to some degree.
  5. Nap A Fixture

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    Colin,

    Nice fleshwork mate ...good to see the helmet being done , really intrigued to see how the coat will "frame" all that wonderful lacework .

    Do you use inks on the fleshwork at all ..sorry if I have asked this before!

    Looking forward to more from you when you can

    ..following with admiration

    Nap
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  6. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    No inks Kevin. I use them in acrylics but this guy is all oil. Think I am moving there for large scale busts as the results are preferable to my eye. I will use oil glazes once the face's paint is settled, pretty much the same way as inks on an acrylic piece.
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  7. Huw63 A Fixture

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    I'll start my first ever bust before long and it's really helpful watching this develop as is watching Graham tackling the same bust I'm going to try.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  8. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Worked on his General of Division sash, setting him in the 1814 French Campaign by date of promotion. Undercoated his czapska plate.

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  9. arj A Fixture

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    Really nice watching this one emerging steadily from the white mist of the undercoat.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  10. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Looking frigging awesome to this stage.
    Tell me more about your new avatar... he looks vaguely familiar if a touch wild

    Colin
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  11. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Undercoated his czapska and started NMM on the head dress.

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  12. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    It's a watercolour portrait Lynne had done of me (based on a photo) for Christmas a couple of years ago. The artist is our friend Atanur Dogan. We call it "the Braveheart Picture" around here. http://www.doganart.com/watercolor.html
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  13. Huw63 A Fixture

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    Hope we never meet on a dark night!!! ;-)

    Cheers

    Huw
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  14. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Dude - i'm an accountant :) Albeit with long hair.
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  15. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    LOL
    You're right Huw... in that pic Colin looks like one hard ass MoFo. I will testify though he's a pretty damn pleasant fella. We do take advantage of his hard look took keep the thugs away from the rest of us softies in the painting club. He's our unofficial enforcer by his looks alone. :mad:

    Just by adding the splash of red to the cap makes all the difference in the world. Looks better and better with every step!!!

    Hope to see it at the next meeting

    Colin (the friendly looking one)
  16. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Not sure about the next meeting Colin. I am supposed to be driving the controlling shareholder and friend to Stratford but we have a sick cat I may have to baby sit here. Likely won't know until Saturday night.

    And you (the biker cossack) calling me the club enforcer is like someone calling Donald Trump a liberal with honourary Mexican citizenship.
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  17. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::hilarious: I have no idea what you mean by that :angelic:

    Take care of the sick kitty. Hope all is good by sunday, if not, we'll see it complete at the next one.

    Colin
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  18. Richie A Fixture

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    Hi Colin,
    Very nice progress on the painting, it is making the detail pop.(y)

    Now then I'm going to have words with you here.:meh: There are a number of eager followers of yours especially in the Napoleonic brigade, I think it is about time you stopped teasing them with your unique offs and committed a couple of these to the rubber. You have more than enough skill for these to stand up in the market place and I'm sure they would be greatly received by the Nap enthusiasts who would love to get their hands on a copy. Mate what you produce is :cool:.

    cheers
    Richie
  19. Nap A Fixture

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  20. megroot A Fixture

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    excellent job.
    Looking forward to the next stage.

    marc
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