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Irish Zouave- face

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by slaj, May 30, 2005.

  1. slaj Well-Known Member

    Hi guys. Here are a few shots of the nearly completed face of the Irish zouave. I tried to achieve a battle hardened, weather beaten face. Please tell me if I succeeded



    Stephen Mallia
  2. Calvin Member

    Stephen, good painting and superb blending, even if at such size the pictures tends to 'pixelate' and to flat the tones.
    Take a look at the same (but resized) picture, which in my opinion highlights your work. Really attractive, are you using acrilics, I suppose.
    Ciao, Luca

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  3. slaj Well-Known Member

    Luca , you're very right. When you enlarge the pictures you tend to see some brush marks here and there but in lifesize none is visible. In fact I take pictures and enlarge them to check for any flaws. Then I go correct if any are found.
    Yes I am using acrylics, both vallejo and Andrea

    Stephen Mallia
  4. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Your face looks exactly the way you described it :) great work buddy.
  5. nagashino New Member

    Hi Steve

    Excellent work, especially as it stands up very well to magnification. It will look even better when the kepi and neck curtain are finished and "frame" it.

    I like the idea of using your digital camera as a third eye

    Whose head? Don't recognise it.


  6. Calvin Member

    this is a surgical work, not for humans..., but the result you reach is impressive.
    Instead of enlarge them, have you ever used the super macro function ? Also, if you like such 'surgery', when loading the pict try to use the 'contrast' filter to emphasize the details.
    Take a look at your picture when applying the contrast filter and mask. There are not so much painted figures which will tolerate this treatment withour loosing its charm. Your is simply enchanting.
    Moreover, the last filter (contrast mask) can be used (by us, humans...) to see how and in which direction the lights must be applied.

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  7. slaj Well-Known Member

    Hi Phil , thanks. The head is from Shenandoah.

    Luca, that is awesome. I will definately experiment a little. I'm surely no expert but it's worth experimenting to get better results. thanks for the info

    Stephen Mallia
  8. rej Well-Known Member

    Psssssst................is it ready :angry: trying (IN VAIN) to get mine ready before yours :lol:

    Keep it up mate..........looking very goooooooood!

    Ray ;)
  9. Roc Active Member

    Stephen, very nice, I like the way you painted the face, looks very realistic. ;)

    Keep up the good work.


    Roc. :)
  10. slaj Well-Known Member

    Roc, thanks.

    Ray, it will in a couple of days. Just the weapon and havelock to paint

    Stephen Mallia
  11. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Stephen - Looks wonderful to me! You're bang on the money, if you ask me.

    Luca - What a great suggestion!! I'm eager to try it. But I'm not sure my meager skills as a painter will allow me to make max use of your technique. I'll try it on my current figure and see.

    all the best,
  12. rej Well-Known Member

    Grrrrrrrrr :angry:

    Ray :lol: ;)

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