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Completed Critique Greek Strategos

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Roc, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey guys, after procrastinating for some time, I finally got around to finish this 90mm. Pegaso figure.
    I would like to dedicate this noble greek to all my Greek friends around the world.
    Your comments and advice are welcome.

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    Face

    Base = Rembrant flesh ochre + windsor Newton Transparent Gold Ochre +
    Rembrant burnt Sienna and a touch of Windsor blue to cool the mix .
    medium shadow = Base + Mars Brown .
    Dark shadows = Allizarin brown.
    Extreme shadows = Sepia.

    Medium Highlights = base + Naples Yellow.
    extreme highlights = Naples yellow.

    The mouth.
    Burnt umber + magenta.

    Rose tones
    Cadmium red + touch of Indian red mixed into medium shade mix.

    Lips
    Added more indian red to rose tones.





    Bronze

    Undercoat = apple barrel acrylic brown.

    1- Base = Testors gold + Sepia.
    2- shadow = Sepia.
    3- High light = Rose's gold powder rich gold.

    I applied the base color very smoothly with a flat brush.
    After waiting a half hour , I gently rubbed some gold powder to all the highlight areas.
    Than I very carefully applied the shadows.


    Sandels and leather parts

    Undercoated with Apple Barrel acrylic Burnt Umber,

    1 - Base= Mars brown + Alizzarin brown.

    2- Memium shadow = Windser blue added to base mix.

    3- Deep shadow = pure Windsor blue.

    4- Medium highlight = Mars brown + Mars orange.

    5- second highlight = Mars orange + Naples yellow.

    6- Extreme highlights = Naples yellow.

    Crest - black

    1-Base= Burnt Umber + Prussian blue + Magenta + flesh
    2-Medium shadow = Base minus the flesh.
    3-Deep shadows = Mars black.
    4-Medium highlights = base + more flesh.
    5-high highlights= medium highlights + lot more flesh.
    6-EHtreme highlights= flesh.

    Crest - white part
    Base= Titanium white + Paynes gray.

    Blue Tunic
    1=Base= Cerulium blue + a little Titanium white with a little bit of Paynes gray.
    2=shadow= Windsor blue.
    3=highlight=Base + more titanium white.

    Red lion on shield.

    1- Base= Cadmium red +cadmium red deep.
    2- medium shadow= Cadmium red deep.
    3- Deep shadow= dioxine purple
    4-highlights= Cadmium red.


    Cheers
    Roc
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  2. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice, and thanks for posting your colourings.
    Carl.
  3. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Carl, I appreciate the kind words.


    Cheers
    Roc
  4. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    He looks really nice. I especially like the way the groundwork juts out of the base. Very well done.
  5. jknaus Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Very nice. I will have to look for this one. Thanks especially for the colour mixes.
    James
  6. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful painting on an old classic Roc. Glad to see you get the brushes wet again.
  7. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Great olive skin tone, the whole project is very well done Rocco, thanks for posting and the paint mix tips.

    Regards, RobH(y)
  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks Roc,
    Stunning work, and your back in business.
    It's a coincidence that i'm working on the same figure at the moment.

    Marc
  9. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Beautiful sculpture and nicepaintjob my friend ! My congratulations and thanks for the dedication
  10. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Mike, much appreciated.

    Cheers
    Roc
  11. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for looking James, much appreciated.

    Cheers
    Roc
  12. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Guy finally got around to doing something, thanks for the kind words.

    Cheers
    Roc
  13. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Rob, I'm glad you like my color mixtures, enjoy.

    Cheers
    Roc
  14. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Marc my friend thank you for the encouraging words, your comments are always appreciated.
    Would love to see your version of this figure, I'm sure it will look great when it is finished.

    Cheers
    Roc
  15. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Costas, this is indeed a beautiful sculpture, and many thanks for the kind words.


    Cheers
    Roc
  16. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Great to see you back roc and excellent painted figure!
    Very nice warm skintones.

    cheers,
    Marcel.
  17. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    This is a figure i love a lot and it is on my wish list, for sure my next purchase for a 90mm . Very beautiful painting and the bronze tones are very cool !!

    cheers

    stefano
  18. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Marcel, it's great to be back among my friends, and thank you for the kind words.


    Cheers
    Roc
  19. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Stefano, if you purchase this figure you will be very happy with it, very nice sculpture,
    and thanks for looking.

    Cheers
    Roc

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