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Ivan Kozhedub (MMM bust)

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by arj, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    The sculpting of this bust really lends itself to a very pleasant painting experience. The flying helmet, which I originally looked at with trepidation, almost painted itself once I started applying the oil over an acrylic base, all thanks to the detail that Pavol has achieved. The rest of the bust was painted in oils for the face and acrylics for the body. Metals were a mixture of printers' inks, oils and some enamel.
    Please feel free to make any comments you like. My skin is fairly thick.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  2. Gellso A Fixture

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    Some lovely painting there.

    This guy is a real peach to paint.

    You've done great with the goggles and leathers.

    Gells
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  3. Joe55 A Fixture

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    That's a fine looking piece you've got there Andrew (y)!

    Joe
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  4. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Andrew,

    That looks good mate like the helmet and goggles( how did you do the lens?) ...been tempted with this ..might be tempted again!

    Nice uniform colour as well

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  5. Babelfish A Fixture

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  6. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Grant, Joe, Kevin and Babelfish,

    Many thanks for your kind comments.

    Kevin,
    I painted the lenses exactly the same as the flying helmet. Then I stained the area with Vandyke Brown oil paint until I got the depth I wanted (the level is purely a matter of choice). Once dry, I coated with humble Humbrol gloss varnish (at the same time that I coated the eyes).

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  7. Perseas Well-Known Member

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    Greece
    Excellent brushwork, fantastic face - very realistic goggles and leather tones!
    Congratulations Andrew!!!
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  8. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Canada
    Nothing to criticize from what I see Andrew. I like the idea of mixing media. I just never have nerve to do it.

    Colin
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  9. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks for your kind comments Dimitrios,

    Cheers,
    Andrew
  10. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    In my case it's definitely not nerve, it's called laziness.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
  11. offo A Fixture

    Andrew, nice work(y)
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  12. Range Rat Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    I think that's a cracking piece of work...skin tones supple and suit the bust.
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  13. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for your kind comment Pavol.
    Your sculpt was a pleasure to paint.
    I particularly liked the fine detail you managed to put into the medals.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  14. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks for your kind comments Mark.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
  15. Stephan PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Germany
    very good flesh.
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  16. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Many thanks for your kind comment Stephan.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
  17. swralph A Fixture

    Nice painting Andrew,I like the way youhave done the 5'0clock shadow.
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  18. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for the kind comment Ralph.
    I use an old short haired brush dipped in Paynes Grey (which is then almost completely removed on a cloth) and stippled gently over the shadow area. Any unwanted grey (eg. top of the lip) is removed using a clean brush dipped in turps, and almost totally dried before touching the figure.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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