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Landsknecht Bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Figure Mad, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys

    I would just like to show you my latest bust, its from Pagan Art Miniatures, its all metal, and a lovely one to paint, I have a couple of little changes to do with the pattern and the shirt showing through the slits. I have tried an added section to my method of painting flesh, and it makes the skin look a little more transluscent, please tell me what you think.

    Dave

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  2. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Pt 2

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    pt. 3

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  4. s.walks New Member

    Country:
    England
    Nice work Dave, I've been eyeing this one up myself. You must be painting twenty four seven to be as prolific as you are, and keep the excellent standard.
    Brilliiant mate!!!!


    Cheers Steve Walks (y)
  5. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Steve

    Thanks very much for the compliments mate, I just love painting mate

    Dave
  6. jaime Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Excellent work. I've got this bust waiting for my brushes.

    Jaime
  7. Hyades New Member

    Kickin' bust, Dave! :lol: Love the colors! (mind sharing your formula for the red?) I like your rendition of him - he seems very much alive! Thanks for sharing - it's a great piece!

    Nancy
  8. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Looks very good, Dave. Especially eyes - very realistic. Keep up the good work!

    best regards
    Artur
  9. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I'm with Artur, the eyes have it! Nice work Dave!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  10. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Extremely well painted, my compliments.

    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  11. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Looks great Dave,fleshtones are beautiful!
    christos
  12. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great work Dave,

    To realistic, scarry when it looks so real. I hope i can achive that one day.

    marc
  13. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Dave, Imo this is one of the best busts out there and you have done an admirable job.~Gary
  14. bonehead A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I have seen this bust posted on here several times in various guises. It really is a fabulous sculpture (nice paint-job too!). But every time i look at it, I cannot help but notice that the eyes are WAY undersized!

    This is one of those things that is not too difficult to fix if you are aware of it. It is really the one glaring glitch on an essentially fantastic sculpt, so it is worth the extra effort to fix it.

    Sorry, to my eye - as is, the thing just looks wierd! To any future painters, I recommend making this fix before proceeding to paint.

    I hope this helps....

    Mike
  15. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks guys

    For all the comments and critique, I really appreciate it, all of it helps me to paint better, every figure, its good to have people out there who are willing to say what they think may be wrong with the way a figure is painted. constructive critique goes a long way, thanks again.

    Dave
  16. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Dave this is top stuff mate!
    I really like that distant, far-away look you've painted into the eyes, and the 'liquid' look they have as well.
    Also priase-worthy is that golden-type detail on the tunic - I bet it drove you mad. It would me! ;)
    Beautiful use of colours elsewhere as well.
  17. PJ Deluhery Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Dave, outstanding work. I really like the flesh - what's your secret?
  18. callum Member

    Hi Dave,

    Excellent work as always. i look forward to seeing it for real.

    Regards Callum.
  19. Angaliel A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Dave,

    I really like the gold free hand on the tunic. It add a good rendition.

    Yes you're right about comments and critics. I think the same, any "wrong" or "mistake" that somebody sees should be written. That helps to improve and to "have a better view" of the hobby :)

    Here something I can "see". It's just a small detail.
    Your skin deep shadows (near the beard for exemple) is too brown-red"warm".

    The best way to give to figures a better deep and reading is this rule :
    - highlights should be as possible "warm"
    - shadows should be as possible "cold".

    With that rules (it's not mine, I read it from Cannone brothers) you help for a better look to the figure.
    Yes, naturally when human eyes are looking at 2 colors (one warm, and one cold) the warm one seems more close and the cold one seems more faraway.

    On the first pic of your bust, you skin seems too flat for me.
    With the rules I just written, you could add a more deep 3D effect.

    Of course this rule is NOT THE RULE. Everybody is free to use it or not. I do use it as much as I can.
    And I think the best way to know if this rule is good or not, it's to try it at least once :)

    Anyway, I really like your paint job.

    JP
  20. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Dave, its so......so.......so ALIVE!!!!!!! :eek:

    No more comments I'm sorry :(

    Keep it up mate.........

    Ray ;)

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