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Completed Lampião - A Brazilian outlaw bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Lucas Ferron, Aug 11, 2021.

  1. Lucas Ferron Active Member

    These last few days I've been painting a bust for a local competition.


    It's a bust from Lampião, a folkloric character, he was the leader of a bandit group from the early 1900s in Brazil. You can read about him here, if you're interested

    I started byblocking the
    face base color and starting the eyes
    IMG_20210801_194527.jpg IMG_20210801_203326.jpg

    After a bit of refining I got the eyes mostly finished and blocked the main face volumes by stippling some lighter colors

    I kept refining some volumes and adding color variation. I played around some oils to add visual interest to the skin, as well as because oils are new to me so I need to use it as much as possible
    You can see i blocked a brown tone for the leather hat. I'll stop messing with the skin for now, going back after most of the mini is finished if I need to touch up.

    I'll post later the work done on the blue shirt and the other leather pieces on the model.

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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Lucas

    Great to see you posting , a very interesting subject and a nicely sculpted piece as well as a good start so far

    Look forward to seeing more especially the headwear

    Happy benchtime

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  3. francis New Member

    is it commercial,or did someone sculpted it only once,,if so let me know..well done
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  4. Lucas Ferron Active Member

    Thanks, Nap!

    A friend sculpted the model and made it available in a stl store. It can be bought through this link https://co3d.art/modeldetail/lampiao-bust
  5. Lucas Ferron Active Member

    After working on the face and blocking the hat I decided to play with the shirt. I start by airbrushing a de saturated blue tone:

    I then block some rough lights and shadows, preparing for the texture work:

    Now for painting thin lines with a slightly lighter blue to create the cloth texture effect
    IMG_20210806_191224.jpg IMG_20210806_191234_1.jpg IMG_20210806_191245.jpg

    I also started stippling a bit of color on the hat, that way I can work the textures and modulate the lights and shadows

    Now to bring everything together I glazed the blue midtone with my airbrush, focusing on the midtones and shadows and, with a brush, added some oranges to the shadows to give it depth and ambiance

    I'll post a how I've been painting the leather parts later today!
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  6. francis New Member

    is ther an asier way to order it

    or can you send me email of the person that did the sculpting
  7. Lucas Ferron Active Member

    I can't think of an easier way of getting the model other than paying online and downloading it. I don't know what you're looking for here, maybe you could get a friend to purchase it for you and copy the file into an USB drive?
  8. francis New Member

    i did al that but it is so cheap,how about the shipment to belgium
  9. Lucas Ferron Active Member

    Oh, the model is 3d printed, there are no physical casts! The sculptor creates a computer file (.stl) that can be used in a 3d printer to print the model!
    I recommend looking for someone with a resin 3d printer near you in Belgium and asking them to print the file for you!
    I bet you could find people if you asked in hobby stores or facebook groups. Most universities also have 3d printers, you might even find some if you ask in dental clinics.
  10. Lucas Ferron Active Member

    After the blue shirt was mostly done I started tackling the leather bits. My first step was blocking a piece of leather, modulating light and shadow with stippling and seeing how the colors would work:

    I like the way it's looking, so now to prep the rest of the leather parts:
    lampx02.jpg lampx03.jpg

    I added more textures and also blocked the kerchief with a dark, opaque red:

    I went at it stippling more colors to all leather bits and blocked some rough lights and shadows for the kerchief. Here's some pictures showing all texture work done so far:
    lampx05.jpg lampx06.jpg lampx07.jpg lampx08.jpg lampx09.jpg

    I'll use some acrylic inks and oils to bring everything together and have smoother finishes that (hopefully) read like different colors and types of leather.

  11. Lucas Ferron Active Member

    Quick update because I didn't get much painting time this weekend.
    I had time to do a few things:
    - Apply oil washes to the leather parts to make the textures smooth, yet visible.
    - Block the sculpted details on the leather straps with their colors - red, yellow and blue
    - Start painting the red kerchief with oils

    The oil washes were quite fun and I'm really happy with some areas (like the front area of the hat), though some others need more work (the leather bands with yellow flowers)
    Blocking the sculpted details was straightforward, i'll have to paint lights and shadows later.
    The red kerchief/scarf thing was a pain. It was my first time using oils in a heavier application, i kept mixing the red tones on the spot without using a good reference image. I'll have to refine it later and i'll certainly have a good reference in my face at all times, there's just no need for me to make the process harder.
    I took some pictures during these processes, all of them quick photos using default settings to speed things up.

    03.jpg 04.jpg 05.jpg 06.jpg 07.jpg 08.jpg 09.jpg 10.jpg 11.jpg

    During this week I want to fix the red cloth, add depth to the details, work more on the leather parts. Hopefully i'll have the chest area done so I can glue both hands and the weapon. I have until the end of the month to finish the piece and while I did get quite far i'm starting to get worried with time. Let's see!

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  12. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Lucas

    WOW!! ....this has really moved on , do like what your achieving

    Thanks for posting pics as well

    Look forward to seeing mor

    Happy benchtime

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  13. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Catching up on this one, that is beautiful painting, looks fantastic.
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  14. Lucas Ferron Active Member

    A small and not-so-interesting update.
    I started planning the backdrop and plinth. First using a cotton-swab pot, later with a larger wood block:
    lampz01.jpg lampz02.jpg lampz03.jpg

    Later i used photopea to sketch what i had in mind for the background - a dry land with clear skies and the traditional Ypê tree (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handroanthus):
    lampz04.png lampz05.jpg

    After messing a bit with saturation and value, i tried painting a test backdrop using some random piece of plastic I had at home:
    lampz06.jpg lampz0601.jpg
    Yeah. Trees are hard. I'll have to practice more before doing the real thing.

    After that I started blocking the metallic bits and glued the arms:
    lampz07.jpg lampz08[.jpg

    I'm on the last steps on this project, hopefully i'll be able to finish it in time.
  15. Lucas Ferron Active Member

    Thanks a lot! I'm having a lot of fun here, i'm glad you're enjoying it.
  16. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Lucas

    Great updates , interesting your looking at a background for it as well

    I see there are glasses on the last picture as well

    Look forward to more on this

    Happy benchtime

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  17. Edorta A Fixture

  18. Lucas Ferron Active Member

    Thanks folks! Over the weekend I started painting the gun, the glasses and did the stubble on the face.
    I'm now at the last stretch, I just need to finish some overall details, like the red cloth, some metal work, etc.
    The wood was done by glazing burnt umber and burnt umber + Pyrrole red inks over the base, leaving some stains to sell the effect of old wood. The stubble was just a de saturated blue tone glazed over the skin.

    IMG_20210822_162448.jpg IMG_20210822_172057.jpg

    After some black lining that's how it's looking right now:
    LRM_20210823_105017.jpg LRM_20210823_105004.jpg

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  19. custer760 Well-Known Member

    Fantastic painting...I love it..Bravo
  20. Nap A Fixture


    Agree there ...really coming to life now ....full of character and fine painting as well ....in larger pics ( by clicking on them ) you can really appreciate the detail painting especially on those belts

    Why not enter a piece into the class of your choice in our AUGUST's FOTM comp and also vote in JULY classes as well

    ....And enter in Vignettes & Diorama #3 running till 31/01/22 ...msg me if needed

    Always good to see the artwork

    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to the next

    Happy benchtime


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