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La Tene Celt Bust Finished!

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Sambaman, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jay, Fantastic job on the bust. i especially love the work you put into the zoomorphic designs, including your own on the back.~Gary
  2. Lubitch Member

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    Poland
    Jay, extremely well done !
    Fantastic job ! :)


    cheers

    Wojciech Lubicz-Lapinski
  3. Sambaman Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Gary, Wojciech,
    Many thanks for the kind words! You know Gary, I worked quite a while before I came up with that idea. It just kinda hit me, once I realized I didn't have to fit the "whole hog" on there. ;)

    Jay H.
    OKC
  4. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Top stuff Jay........this effort that's gone into this really shows mate. ;)
  5. Sambaman Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Anthony,
    many thanks for the kind words!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  6. ArturM Well-Known Member

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    Poland
    Hi Jay!
    Great painting as always. Especially i like flesh tones and... boars :) Well done!

    best regards
    Artur
  7. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Many thanks Artur!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  8. Shane Active Member

    Jay,

    You did an excellent job on this bust. And you did exactly what I hoped people would do–you researched the subject and came up with a unique pattern for the linothorax. I think it was extemely unlikely that the Celtic people would have left a canvas blank given their culture of art. This point of view appears to be backed up by the artifacts.

    If you visit my workbench page on PF, or search for this bust on MedRom, you can learn about the Celtic linothorax. But I can tell you the primary reference is a small figurine attached to a burial flagon found in Glauberg.

    Thanks for sharing. Shane
  9. PJ Deluhery Active Member

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    United-States
    A true masterpiece, Jay. I'm just blown away! These pictures are going into my "inspiration file!"
  10. John Bowery A Fixture

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    United-States
    Jay,
    Very nicely done and I echo all the above comments. The eyes are Fantastic and grab you right away.
    Cheers
    John
  11. Steve Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Gee Jay, at the risk of being last in line, wonderful job! He was great before you added the Boar motif. I like the way your head works. Great!--Steve
  12. Sambaman Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Pat, John, Steve,
    you guys are too kind. Steve, I'll bring him back up with me to the next meeting so you can have a frst hand look.

    Shane (Mr. Tarry?), forgive my ignorance, but I assume you are the one who sculpted this beauty. It was a real joy to paint. I assumed you had intended for a bit of artistic license on the armor, it's far too tempting a palette not to take advantage of, and probably the strongest attraction for me in the piece, thought the face is just outstnding. I have a couple of the other UE pieces on my wish list from your capable hands, the "Man at Arms" being right at the top! Thanks for the kind words!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  13. Shane Active Member

    Jay,

    Artistic license is definitely part of it when you're talking about a subject from 400BC. Really glad to hear you liked the piece. This one was an esoteric subject, John Lea could have easily passed on it. Thank goodness some companies are willing to take a chance every now and then.

    Shane
  14. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Jay!

    Those Boars rocks as well does the skin tones and eyes.

    Keep it up and I look forward to see them in person, either in Tulsa at some meeting or Atlanta.
  15. KeithP Active Member

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    United-States
    Super, Jay.

    You clearly had a lot of fun with this one and it shows!

    Keith
  16. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Shane, you are definitely right about that! I really tend to gravitate to the more esoteric. Not that I don't have a couple typical WWII type subjects tucked away in the stash, I just find myself enjoying the "road less traveled" pieces more and more. Thanks again!

    Anders, thanks for the kind words! I'll try to have him with me at the Tulsa meeting this month or next, but I will definitely have him at Atlanta.

    Jay H.
    OKC
  17. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Keith,
    you are correct sir! It was hoot. Thanks for the kudos!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  18. Ernest A Fixture

    Country:
    Venezuela
    Extremly well done, I specially like the freehand draws and the face of course...congratulation for this amazing bust
    regards
    ER
  19. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Gotta jump on the bandwagon here,very well done,Jay......I really like the eyes! and the pattern is very cool.
  20. arthur Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Jay,
    Another superb bust for your collection.
    Very well painted (y)
    Cheers,
    A.

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