King of Sparta, 90 mm, acrylic painting

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Alex, Jul 31, 2020 at 4:37 PM.

  1. Alex A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    90 mm figure from Pegaso models. 100% acrylic painting. Scratch built base and plinth. Custom made metallic sword blade (painted as well). A magnificent sculpt from Gianni La Rocca.
    I have just entered it in the FOTM of this month at the last minute so feel free to like it in the following thread (and other figures from fellow planeteers as well !) :
    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/july-fotm-2020-enter-here-ends-31-7-20.258266/

    My goal here was to try to depict one of the king of Sparta in the most historically accurate way possible taking into account the limited artefacts we have from the period and aiming for a cohesive painting. The shield is actually based on two different vases from the era. The inside was painted in 'trompe l'oeil' in order to replicate the thin sheet of bronze which was folded inside. Natural hide tinted in red. Interior lining of the cape was painted grey-blue to balance the "too much red" everywhere on the figure. Blue-yellow lower exterior freehand done to break the very long "red" cape.

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  2. Jeff T Well-Known Member

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    Australia
    Outstanding Alex!

    That is absolutely beautiful work.


    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
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  3. Dolf Active Member

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    Portugal
    Wow!!! Outstanding indeed! Fantastic work! (y)


    Cheers!
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  4. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Any amount of superlatives hardly do justice to this.
    It's without doubt one of the finest examples of this style of figure painting that I've ever seen.
    Everything about it works.
    Outstanding.(y)
    Cheers
    Derek
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  5. Tony Dawe PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    The painting on the shield is simply outstanding.
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  6. Alex A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
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  7. ometz Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Man oh man! You hit one out of the park with this one. Beautiful.
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  8. Henkm Active Member

    I can only agree with what's said above; marvelous!
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  9. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Stunning work!!!
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  10. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Great paintwork

    Mobo
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  11. misfit151 A Fixture

    Exceptional painting.....first class...(y). Mike
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  12. Franco Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Excellent
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  13. Redcap A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    GOLD standard painting in any competition IMHO and the very best version of this piece I have ever seen finished.
    Gary
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  14. Joe55 A Fixture

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    United-States
    Man, that is cool as all get out (y)!

    Joe
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  15. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Not much I can add that has not been said. Truly amazing. (y)(y)(y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  16. Scott Sheltz Member

    Only thing I have is WOW! Unbelievable
  17. kevininpdx Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful work. You can clearly see the effort put into every element of the piece. Please bless us with a tutorial on your approach to patterns.
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  18. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Alex

    I am a little stuck for words .......for once !.......Fabulous to see such detail painting

    Like the photo set up ...simple but effective , nice recycling of the T shirt ..lol

    Thanks for supporting FOTM ..good luck

    Vote in July's FOTM here:

    https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/vote-here-for-july-fotm-2020-ends-31-8-20.258266/

    Enter in August's FOTM here:

    https://www.planetfigure.com/thread...s-fotm-ending-midnight-bst-31-08-2020.268269/

    Enter our VIGNETTES & DIORAMA comp ending 30/9/20 go to here:

    https://www.planetfigure.com/thread...e-diorama-ending-midnight-bst-30-9-20.250127/

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  19. Alex A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Kev ! oups, I just remembered that voting in FOTM is by likes and not poll votes as it used to be.. Maybe I should have waited for next month before submitting my figure lol
    I tried many photography setup but these white Ikea boxes are excellent cheap diffusers !

  20. Alex A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
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