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Hochmaister finished

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by arthur, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. arthur Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Gents,
    After some final touches here it is. Paited with oils over acrylics while metal surfaces were done exclusively with printer's inks.
    Since there is quite a bit of white on the figure itself I chose to place it in the late Fall rather than Winter setting.

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    Hope you like it,
    Cheers,
    A.
  2. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful work Arthur. He really turned out well.
  3. Jim Patrick Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Arthur you have done a very nice job on this knight. Very nice indeed. I stripped mine because I wasn't happy with the finish I was achieving. Granted, I think my techniques have changed, I just want to do a better job on this figure. A finish like you acieved. The colors are nice and vibrant and really jump out at you. Hopefully, I can paint mine half as well as you have ;) .

    Thanks,
    Jim Patrick
  4. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Well done!

    Naprawde kawał dobrej roboty.



    Pozdrawiam
    Artur
  5. Flyingkiwi New Member

    Awesome job on a figure I have been too scared to take on!
    Clinton
  6. pgarri27 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This is such a great figure. I first saw it at the Atlanta show painted by Matt Springer, and thought it should win best of show. You have done an excellent job of bringing this figure to life. Very nice paint job, great hearaldy, and rich vibrant colors. Would you explain how you paint your hearaldy?
    Thanks,
    Pete
  7. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Excellent work indeed Artur. Beautifully painted.

    Xenofon
  8. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Beautiful painting compliments a good job. ;)
    MAB
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Arthur,

    That is quiet impressive. Great work. I really like it.
    Your colours are clear, good shade and highlight and holding the creation of depth
    or if you pleased 3D

    Great work.

    Marc
  10. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Arthur, Nice. I like the shield and the standard.~Gary
  11. DaveCox Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The face on this stands out a mile - excellent painting. The clothing, especially the white, really clear with good shadow definition.
    IMHO the best rendition I've seen of this figure.
  12. arthur Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Guy,
    Thank you :) . He turned out o.k. I could have tried to keep working on him but you have to stop somewhere ;)
    Cheers,
    A.
  13. arthur Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Jim,
    I know you can do it.
    Depending on the medium you are going to use it may be not as difficult as you think. I found oils over acrylics to be the best combination for achieving "lively" colors. The drawback is the drying time :(
    The covered head is probably the easier of two to paint so you may consider that as well.
    Hope you are going to again give it a try ;)
    Cheers,
    A.
  14. arthur Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Artur,
    Thanks Bro!
    Dzieki :)
    Nastepny projekt jest w skali 1:9 ;)
    Czolem,
    A.
  15. arthur Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Clinton,
    Thanks :)
    I know what you mean,... it has been painted by so many great artists that it is intimidating to try match them.
    Cheers,
    A.
  16. arthur Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Pete,
    I heard about Matts' figure from a friend who saw it in real life (Atlanta as well I believe).
    As for heraldry,...well I sart with a design on a piece of paper, than I try to transfer the main components of it on the udercoated shield. Basicaly by drawing with sharp pencil the general outlines and placement of the design. I fill the "sketch" with acrylics. When everything is dried I go over certain areas with drafting pens to out line or fine tune (if black color is involved) the design in this case all of the eagels. Then a coat of clear to seal the drafting pen ink.
    I add chips and scratches (use acrylics or pens) and weather the shield with washes of burn umber, burnt sienna or black.
    I will do an SbS on it some time soon I promise :)
    Cheers,
    A.
  17. arthur Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Xenofon,
    Thank you :)
    Just trying to catch up to some of you guys.
    Cheers,
    A.
  18. arthur Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Maurizio,
    Grazie Molto :)
    Ciao,
    A.
  19. arthur Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Marc,
    Thank you for your comments :)
    Any new exciting figures on your work bench?
    Cheers,
    A.
  20. arthur Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Gary,
    Thank you :)
    Standard was tricky ;)
    Cheers,
    A.

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