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Highlander! Finished!!! At Last!!!

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by RobH, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. Mongo Mel Active Member

    Rob, That looks wonderful. The beard that you've added really makes this piece unique. And your fleshtones give him a great weathered look.
  2. Rob Brown Member

    Hey Rob
    That looks great. The additions really set it apart. Nice work. Love the beard.
  3. RobH Active Member

    Hi Folks

    Wow, thanks for the praise!!! You're all too generous!

    Just to follow up on the specific comments made;

    Keith - know what you mean about the eyes- sometimes I look at it and it's fine, sometimes it just really annoys me.

    Jim! This was at Expo! it must have slipped in under the radar.........or maybe it was those jackhammers putting you off!!! ;)

    Brian - man, that shirt gave me some problems; I agree, it does look too white, especially on this photograph. this is a case where I may well go back and give some very very thin washes to make it less "Persil" white (is that a solely british thing?). And yep, he'll be in Euro. Hope to meet you there - I'm sure either Hardy or Adrian can introduce us.

    And something that was carefully not shown in the photograph is the tartan - I had so much problem with it, and I may well redo that before Euro. In principal, tartans are fine for me, but this is heavily creased, and of course the apex by the brooch is not conveniently a right angle!

    One other thing; I can list the sources for the techniques I used; oil painted belt - Adrian Bay article (although Hardy T's is similar), Face - Jaume :) , bonnet texture - armour modellers..........and so on. But none of them worked exactly as I had read, and I ended up altering each one - so there's no "right" way - just have the vision in mind of how you want something to look, and have a go!

    Cheers all

  4. Manfred Active Member

    (y) (y) (y)

    This is a conversion leading to a totally new character.
    Cool bust!
  5. Roc Active Member

    Hey Rob, the bust looks great, you achieved some very good results.

    Keep up the good work and congratulation on a well done piece.

    Roc. :)
  6. Einion Well-Known Member

    Great to see pics of this up Rob, I thought it was definitely the best-painted piece you had on the table in Boston and should have been the one they judged.

    I can attest the shirt doesn't look nearly this freshly-laundered colour in the flesh :lol: but has this been touched up since you got back Rob or is it just the photos making it look slightly different to how I remember it?

  7. JCOX Active Member


    Outstanding job. Congradulations!

    -jim cox
  8. RobH Active Member

    Thanks again all!!

    Einion. I think it's the dark background thats has created a bleaching of the white on the photos. I'll try to take some new pics with different backgrounds, and play with the levels(?) in PS and see what it comes up with.

    But I've done no extra work - yet! I'm tempted to do a small cut to his face, what do you think? or is it time to leave well alone?

  9. Jim Patrick Active Member

    Boy do I feel like a horses "arse" :( . Sorry Rob. I wish I had looked closer now. But, in my defense, I have forgotten nearly all the entries as I simply went into overload at the WE. Ok, that was weak at best, I know. Honest but weak. Well now Rob, it would appear as if a trip over the pond is in order now. I want to see it. AGAIN! :lol:

    Jim Patrick

    By the way, LEAVE WELL ENOUGH ALONE! It's fine as is. Besides, after your next bust, you'll have something to compare it to ;) .
  10. RobH Active Member

    Hey Jim!

    I know what you mean by sensory overload!!! Was that really a month ago now! :eek: Mo probs, mate. :lol:

    Well there's plenty over here who'd love to see u at a show sometime, when the tme is right.......

    I know as well it is time to move on too.........
  11. rej Well-Known Member

    Hi Rob,

    As usual it has all been said before me :angry:

    I concur with Einion.......it was your best piece in Boston........

    Try lighter background yes, by all means..........maybe a light blue or green or maroon, as at first glance I thought like Einion did re the "Persil" look :lol: ...........

    Great stuff mate, on all fronts.........WELLDONE.......... told you so in Boston (Jim pls note) and I say it again here..........

    I'm sure you'll get something with this bust at Euro.........

    Take Care,

    Ray ;)
  12. Dan Morton A Fixture

    The weathering, lines, creases, etc. effects on the face produce a face with much more character and believability vs. the original. The beard is a nice addition also. Excellent!

    All the best,
  13. Einion Well-Known Member

    Nah, I wouldn't at this stage - much better to move on to another project, don't we both have a certain Korean figure we're supposed to be getting to? :lol: We tend to overdo the 'artistic scratch to face' thing anyway in the hobby, no point in adding to it.

    BTW Levels is the best way to do simple adjustments to the values in Photoshop, it's what I use most of the time and it has the advantage that it can remove colour casts too in the same operation.

  14. quang Active Member

  15. Markus Well-Known Member

    Hello Rob,

    for me a very good work !!!! (y)

    @Quang: Nice to see this little difference between this pics... :eek:

    Sunny regards,
  16. RobH Active Member


    so what did you do..........?


    I like it!
  17. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Rob - I came back to this again and I'm glad I did to see Quang's color adjustment. Nice one. I very much like the beard and moustache hair. Could we see a close-up of the side and particularly the "head" hair? I like the way you painted it, but is the hair matted or something? It looks unusual in these photos. If it is matted and tangled, I'm interested to see how the sculptor did that. Thanks!

    All the best,
  18. simon1969 New Member

    *steps back in as if he never went away*

    Nice one Rob!
    Knew this would turn out well when you first showed us your refinements.

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