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WIP Critique German Uhlan 1914

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Dan Morton, May 13, 2012.

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Just starting on the last cavalryman of the four, a mounted Uhlan ca. 1914. I'm using the well-published war time photo of a Uhlan trooper by the name of Hugo Liszt for my pose, etc. What do you think of how he is mounted? Looks OK to me - this is the third try.

    Not much for you to see so far. More to follow next weekend if not sooner.

    All the best,
    Dan
    Trooper-Hugo-Listz.jpg Uhlan051312-001.jpg Uhlan051312-003.jpg
    Uhlan051312-006.jpg
    Uhlan051312-007.jpg
  2. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Dan!
    Please compare the photo once again with Your sculpt.

    IMHO two things are to change:

    First: The rider (and accordingly also the saddle!) sits too widely behind.

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    Secondly: The feet are screwed a bit too much, they must run in parallel with the horse.

    I wish You a lot of success furthermore!

    Cheers
  3. Redcap A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great start Dan but Martin is right. The first thing that 'leaps out' at the viewer is the rider seated way too much to the rear. The horse furniture in the B&W picture probably gives a false perspective as to how far forward the rider would actually be seated. That said, I bet this looks great when it's finished. Good luck with the project!
    Gary
  4. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for your critique fellas!

    All the best,
    Dan
  5. Ferris A Fixture

    Hi Dan,

    I would suggest to tilt the neck sligthly forward. It points straight up on your sketch.

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  6. Tony Barton Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Part of the problem of the rider's seat , is that the horse you are using has a much shorter back than the one in the original photo . So unless you change the horse, he needs to move forward, and have his toes turned out a little.
  7. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Adrian - I had come to the same conclusion. Thanks!
    Tony - Or cut the horse in half and add more back. :) You're right he really could use more length in the "torso".

    You guys have convinced me - I'm moving the horseman again.

    All the best,
    Dan

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