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WIP Imperial Gallery Grenadier Bust SBS

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by davidmitchell, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Guys have been asked a few times to do a SBS on face painting, so here it is.After the usual clean up and primer I undercoat with Humbrol 250.The next stage is underpainting the shadows with thin washes of oils,Warm Sepia,Cadmium Red,Paynes Grey being the colours used.

    Cheers David

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  2. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    The next stage is the first highlights and shadows.The colours used are from the lightest to the darkest Titanium White,Naples yellow deep,Flesh ochre,Cadmium red,Brown madder,Warm sepia,Raw umber,Sepia extra and Paynes grey.


    Cheers David

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  3. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    The next stage is appyling a second highlight and shadow,using the colours listed above in various mixes.

    Cheers David

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  4. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    In the next stage I rework the highlights and shadows, then add detail to the eyes,lips etc.I have also undercoated the hair to help judge if I need to adjust any tones on the face.At this stage I have also started undercoating the Mitrecap in Humbrol enamels.


    Cheers David

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  5. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    wow, great sbs sir. You have transformed an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan.
  6. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    I agree with Mike. Excellent SBS. Very enlightening.
  7. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for going to the trouble David.
    Lovely work,
    Carl.(y)
  8. Johan Kees Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    David

    Extremely interesting tread and great results achieved.

    Johan

    PS: sent you a PM.
  9. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Here are a couple of close ups.Still work to do on the eyes, catch lights and some satin varnish.Will post more progress soon.


    Cheers David

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  10. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Thanks Guys for your kind words,glad it has been of some use.Hope to show you more soon.


    Cheers David
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  11. Don Well-Known Member

    Well done Davie, thats a cracking job you are doing on the bust. I think you have captured exactly what I meant when I said about him being a war weary veteran. who has seen a bit of action in his years. Brilliant indeed.

    Great work so far.
    Don

    PS I suppose now that I have had the tips, my grenadier will have to be even better than yours.
  12. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Thanks Don, hope to see some progress on yours soono_O(y)


    Cheers David
  13. Stephen Ward Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    What Mike said. Looks awesome dude.
  14. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Thanks Stephen,glad you like him.


    Cheers David
  15. Angaliel Well-Known Member

    Country:
    France
    Thx a lot for this SbS.
    It's always interesting to read a SbS.

    JP
  16. fanai Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    yes really enjoyed this - thanks for sharing
  17. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi David,

    Really enjoying this SBS , mine is in the box waiting to be prepped up , and you have some great painting techniques .

    Looking forward to seeing more on this .

    This is a great bust the subject and quality is really good I for one look forward to seeing more like this from Imperial Gallery .

    Nap
  18. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very useful SBS. Thanks a lot.

    Xenofon
  19. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Thanks for posting this David, these SBS's are so useful and such a help in developing ones own technique-Do you start with the same colours and change the mix according to the figure? or are there other colours you might add if circumstances demand it? Do you let the washes dry and work wet on dry or keep going wet on wet?

    Keith
  20. MBD Member

    Country:
    Spain
    The grenadier is truly, reality, ugly but your painting, sir..............(y)(y)(y)

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