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General Sir John Monash

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    Here are the first WIP pics of painting my bust of Sir John Monash, which I'll now add to my Vbench.

    I've base coated the figure with Vallejo acrylics. I'll probably use oils on the skin tones and the leather. No highlighting or shading done yet.

    Hope you like.:)

    Attached Files:

  2. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent Tony! You're a hard worker!!!

    All the best,
    Dan
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work Tony,
    Both the sculpting and the painting.

    Marc
  4. darkeye Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    that was fast!! looks great mate, you must be pleased to have finished a sculpt and to be painting one of your own creations. in my book thats a 'true modeller'. well done Tony!


    regards ---- tim :)
  5. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Well done Tony. It's really come together nicely and I'm looking forward to seeing it all finished.
  6. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Tony,
    Excellent,he has really come to life.
    Andy
  7. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Dan, Marc, Tim, Glenn and Andy,

    It's quite a challenge to paint something I sculpted myself; it's a new experience for me.
  8. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great start Tony, looking forward to the highlights and shadows on this one.
  9. Mark S Guest

    Very nice,looking forward to seeing the finished piece!
  10. Chas Young New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Tony,

    Wow! Lots of progress since I last the bust in person a few weeks ago.

    It bears a real resemblance to Monash himself, I can't wait to see the final result.

    Take care mate,

    Chas
  11. busso_boy New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Wow, i've been a bit under the pump this last week and i come back and you've just about wrapped him up........... looking awesome

    so who's next Thomas Blamey?

    or maybe you could do me a comission piece?..........the great Polly Farmer
  12. dannyk01 New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hey Tony, he's looking great. It's good to see how you paint a figure (or at least how you start it).

    Im just curious, are you using medium fleshtone?

    Daniel
  13. dinovision79 Active Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Tony,

    you have put great effort into sculpting the bust, I'm sure you'll do the same painting it, must be fun to paint your own bust (I'm a little jealous here :)) looking forward to see the result!

    Denes
  14. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks everyone for your kind comments.:):):)

    I've continued base coating tonight, and laid in the shape of the pupils.

    For those of you interested in the colours I'm using, the tunic and cap are Khaki, the shirt and tie are US Tan Earth, all the red bits are Scarlet, the leather is Leather Brown and the flesh is Medium Flesh (all Vallejo acrylic). I've used both Brass and Bronze on the metallic bits and Black on the cap brim.

    Still no shading or highlighting yet; that's next.;)

    Attached Files:

  15. KeithP Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Just wonderful, Tony. It has been a real pleasure to watch the whole SBS from begining to end.

    Keith
  16. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice one Tony,
    Is this the new Polyclay version ? if so you work fast mate.

    Steve
  17. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Marvelous - Very well done, Tony!

    All the best,
    Dan
  18. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Keith, Steve & Dan,

    Thanks fellas, I really appreciate your comments.:)

    Yes Steve, this is the poly clay version I started about 3 weeks ago. I have spent rather a lot of time on him lately:eek:

    Now that the base coating is complete, the fun really begins - shading and highlighting. I'll start on the face tonight.
  19. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Shading

    Hi guys,

    Work done on shading tonight, mostly mixing shadow tones and laying them in. It's still rather messy and there is no blending done yet.

    I've also added some basic highlights on the face, but I'll go over them again later when I start blending and adding the upper highlights.

    Hope you like.:)

    Attached Files:

  20. darkeye Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    now its really coming alive Tony! looks really great. its nice to paint something you had worked hard on i bet. hope you get an award in the future for this fella mate, reckon you deserve it.

    all the best Tony ___ tim :)

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