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Completed Critique Justice, or revenge?

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Meehan34, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This is the MasterClass (deja vu series) I always wanted to paint ever since I saw Cartacci's box art. I didn't use historical guidelines to paint this guy only how I wanted to paint him for my collection. The freehand on the shield was tons of fun to paint and is to show his torment and why he is looking for what he calls justice when it is really revenge that he seeks. Please post any thoughts or comments good or bad. thanks for checking him out!

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  2. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike, the tunic (back) looks awesome with the fabric lines, and love the shield and metals (y)

    Kickin' base too!

    Only thoughts..
    The lighting in the photos touch bright giving the piece specular highlights.. was a flash used?

    It maybe part of the sculpting but here goes...
    A little highlighting of the outside tendon behind the knee [biceps femoris tendon] (a) would be a nice touch and the highlighting of the soleus (b) is extends a tad too high, actually the flipping of highlight (b) to the position (a) would be keen.

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    I hope that makes sense! ;)
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  3. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Nice work Mike!!
  4. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Nice work Mike - I see Gordy's points, especially here for many of us, yours truly included.
  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great work Mike.

    Marc
  6. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I see you managed to get the nubile women in there. This is a wonderful piece of painting, you're just getting better with every figure.
    Carl.
  7. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks guys for the comments! Gordy, it does make sense and I apprciate the time you took to point it out. I need to look at this little area and see what I can do to improve it. You really point out the importance of knowing anatomy and placing volume in the correct place. It turns out paint is a very powerful illusion creator. I'm also glad you could see the fabric lines, this isn't the first time I tried doing this but the first time it didn't get painted over. Well Mr. barton, I had to keep the theme up somehow! Thanks for noticing. Thanks again for the comments I really appreciate your time. Oh, about the flash. I did not use a flash so maybe my lighting was too strong or my highlites too high?
  8. TWOMOONS Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow...far in, Mike. Great job.
  9. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks very nice Mike. I have to agree with Gordy's comments on the right leg. Overall a very nice peice.
  10. redhorse Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I like this one a lot. The shield is really cool!!
  11. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent painting and presentation Mike. Shield is awesome.
  12. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    It's gorgeous and is a brilliant work, Mike.
    The color of the tunic is very wonderful.
    Indeed the design of the shield is also Great.
    A wonderful masterpiece.
    I congratulate completion.

    Mitsutaka.
  13. Whitney Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This is a really nice paint job! nice work Mike
  14. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Very nicely done Mike, the shield are superb!
  15. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Great work Mike,the sheild is very nice.


    Cheers David
  16. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
  17. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,
    Excellent and I love the shield.
    Cheers
    John
  18. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Lovely work, Mike! Excellent choice of colors!
    Eddy
  19. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Very nice work Mike, I see that you are trying new techniques on painting and that is something good, well done.
  20. Ferris A Fixture

    Your painting is getting better and better Mike.
    Excellent work you're showing here!

    Cheers,
    Adrian

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