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Kethuda Bey

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gforceman, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. gforceman Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    finally I got a subject to try Jaume's way to paint flesh. I do feel for cold weather subjects to the tones are a bit warm. As this is desert oriantated I could give it a go. I followed his methode to the letter, except for two things: I added and extra high highlight using pure white and a deep shadow using pure black. I might play around with some purple though, haven't decided yet.

    Please let me know what you think of it. Should I continue using this methode, or stick to my usual one? Many thanks in advance for taking the time to answer.



  2. Lou Masses Member


    Looks good. The photos a little blurry but still looks good. I like how you positioned his eyes. It adds more interest to the face.

    I have this kit and it is one of the best I've ever seen. Kostas is an incredible sculptor (and painter) and brings out every detail. It also doesn't hurt that it was cast by Poste Militaire. Terrific kit that I highly recommend.

    I am anxiously looking forward to seeing you paint this up. I haven't touched mine because I want to do a great job on it and am fearful I won't so it "sleeps".

    Look forward tomore posts form you on this
  3. captnenglish Well-Known Member

  4. KeithP Active Member


    You are right. These are a bit warmer tone that your earlier mix. Now, I happen to like a warmer tone in flesh mixes (esp as you point out in a warm clime). But, that is my preference... :lol:

    I do like the contrast between the high and shades, though.

    I agree with Lou's comments on the pupil placement on the eyes.

    You photo's are better now. But, still blury. Are you using a tripod? I don't but I rest the camera on stacked figure boxes and this got rid of my blurry photo's. Also, some times the photo's don't look blurry on the small screen but after you upload them, they are. So, I shoot a few upload. If I don't like I repeat.

    OTH, if I am taking pictures, I am not painting....

  5. megroot A Fixture

    Hey Gino,

    I like the colors of the face.
    It is something else then what you are usual do, it is something different and it give's just a bit more to the face. That face screems for these colors.
    A perfect job, and tell me more thuesday how you did it. Jaume's way of painting is the way that brings me as a beginner from oils to acylic's. So i'll try his way and was satisfied. But now i see yours i still need more to learn.

    When do you get your Coolpix. The pic's are not nice.

  6. slaj Well-Known Member

    Gino , great job. I like the flesh mix and the eyes gave teh face another dimension. For what it's worth I would add another darker shadow just above the beard line and the eye/nose area

    Stephen Mallia
  7. Guy A Fixture

    I agree with Stephen on the darker shadow........looks great Gino (y)
  8. Roc Active Member

    Gino, nice work, the flesh color is spot on, I particularly like the eyes.

    The only thing I would add is a few more dark shadows as pointed out by Stephen and Guy.


    Roc. :)
  9. gforceman Well-Known Member

    In the meantime I have also been painting on this fig a bit. I hope to get a reasonable finish and to have it ready for Euro. And then maybe a commended... Ha, ain't it nice to daydream?

    As always I would love to hear all your comments.




  10. KeithP Active Member

    I was going to suggest more shades and highs on the beard but I think not...

    I think this is the best flesh / face I have seen you post here since you have gone over to acrylics. The detail on the eyes is great.

    I think your photography on this one is better too. The photo is well focused :)


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