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King Leonidas - Thermopylae 480 bC

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Theodoros, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Theodoros Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    The Leonidas' bust, by Alexandros Models, inspired by the original ancient marble bust found in Sparta.
    Painted in oils over enamels.
    I tried to keep his eyes as bright as might were when the King responded to persian envoy, "Μολῶν λαβέ" (Come if you dare and try to get our arms).

    Thanks for viewing and commenting
    [2019]

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  2. Redcap Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Fabulous work and such an expressive face !
    Gary
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  3. Tommi A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Very nice all round work, I especially like the face and eyes

    Tommi
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  4. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    beautiful work and painting

    mobo
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  5. John Bowery A Fixture

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    United-States
    Excellent and nice freehand on the cloak.
    Cheers
    John
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  6. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Excellent work throughout.
    The face is particularly well done.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  7. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Fantastic painting! Truly spartan level work. :) (y)(y)(y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  8. Oda A Fixture

    Having had the privilege of looking this from very close and although the pictures are really good I can say that it gives up only an 90% of Theodoros artistic work on this great bust.The actual item is simply magnificent!

    Oda.
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  9. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Netherlands
    Impressive and outstanding paintwork.

    Marc
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  10. Borek A Fixture

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Very nice work. I really like the chosen palette, no distinctive colors, muted ... It looks really good ...

    Cheers Borek
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  11. Theodoros Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thank you Borek, Marc, Oda, Ken, Andrew, John, Mobo, Tommi and Gary, for your kind comments.
    The true is that I realy enjoyed the painting of a beautiful -in any aspect- bust (sculpting, attoitude, historical accuracy, size, quality of production).
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  12. Roberto1968 New Member

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    Netherlands
    Love it!!
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  13. Cannonball A Fixture

    Great painting Theodorus.
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  14. Theodoros Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thank you both Cannonball and Roberto !
    :)
  15. TERRYSOMME1916 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Yes you have done a lovely paint job on this bust and its nice to see how other painters tackle metallics, yours have worked really well on this and the onlooker does get drawn to the eyes.
    TERRY
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  16. Roland Meng Active Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    I love it..... WoW!!
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  17. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    An all around real jewel of a paint job......Super.....

    Wayne
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  18. Fokionas Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Amazing painting!!!
    Congrats!
    Εξαιρετικό βάψιμο.....άψογο τελείωμα.
    Συγχαρητήρια !
    Fokion
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  19. Theodoros Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Fokion, Wayne, Roland and Terry, thanks a lot for your warm comments.
    Actually, this particular bust by Alexandros miniatures, is a perfect basis for a realistic painting.
  20. Banjer Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Excellent painting of an excellent sculpture.
    Not sure if it inspires me to try harder or give up!!!!!.:)
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