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Latorre Pirate bust finished!

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Sambaman, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    WOW Jay
    What I can say...you have given a reassumed bond of your way
    to see pirata and I must say that your analysis has guessed in full load the subject..... beautiful the scar on the good eye and the chromatic combination of the colors....it so much appeals to me the connection of the Blue - White with the tones tans you of the skin.
    Bravo a beautiful execution...great job.

    MAB ;)
  2. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Maurizio,
    you are too kind! It is a pleasure to get compliments from the very tallented people who frequent this forum.

    Jay H.
    OKC
  3. Angaliel A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Jay,

    very beautiful paint and transfo job (y)

    All details are goods : hole in the hat, rope, octopus tatoos (i luv it), scars (maybe a bit too big). And the neeple is a good idea, but I think it's too high should be lower. But who cares :lol:

    I have here with my figure the Jean Philippe Prajoux Pirate version. What I can say is that yours is very well done :)

    JP
  4. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jean Paul,
    I think you're absolutely right about the neeple (said in my best Ren and Stimpy voice).....too high, it just needed something in my opinion, and it made a great spot to have the octopus tentacle wrap around! :lol:

    Thanks for the kind words!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  5. Rob Brown Member

    Country:
    United-States
    tremendous job, love the sun tanned skin and tattoo. the leather/hat look great too. Nice work.
  6. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Rob,
    thanks for the kind words!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  7. Gauntlet New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice job indeed, you did a very nice job on the eyepacth too.
    Did you paint the tatoo on the acrylic undercoat and then painted over it with oil top coat, allowing the tatoo to show thru the transparecy of the oil? I'm asking becuase i plan on doing a Indian soon.

    Steve
  8. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Steve,
    actually the way I did it was to paint it after I had finished my flesh tones. I mixed up my tattoo blue color and then what I do is very lightly and with VERY little paint draw the tattoo on with one of my smallest brushes. I don't thin my paint at all and apply it as if dry-brushing the color on in a very controlled maner. I use oils, just as on the rest of the bust, that don't dry fast, so if I make a mistake I can easily fix it with just a dab of thinner.

    I had sketched out the design before hand in Photoshop (I used an actual picture of the bust to render all the "mods" I had in mind for the bust including the tattoo). This gave me a good idea of what to expect when laying down the shape when I was ready. HTH, and thanks for the kind words!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  9. Gauntlet New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jay,
    thanks for the info, the photoshop thing is a very good idea i will have to try it.
    thanks,
    Steve
  10. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jay, beautiful work, I like it.

    Cheers
    Roc
  11. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Rocco!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  12. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    My friend thats abust i wlways admired and never had the chance topaint . Irealy loved your work with all additionsand changes you did. The outcome is very very nice, and i also love the minimal but effective way u choosed to display it on the base. A work tobe proud off. BRAVOOOOOOOOOO
  13. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    This is beautiful my friend!
    Chris
  14. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Jay,

    I enjoying your work at this bust. Further i can only echo the others.

    Marc
  15. YongA01 Active Member

    Country:
    Malaysia
    Hi Jay,

    Your overall presentation is just great, the extra effort you put in between the bust and the base just make the whole piece complete. Well done

    Allan
  16. sonnenteich Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Jay,
    I wish I could paint like you did on this little bust.
    Really good work and nice idea with the little rope!

    Regards
    Frank
  17. mertenspeter Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Jay

    I have the bust in my gray army and this makes my fingers itch, i specialy love the leather look of the hat, great

    (y) Peter
  18. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Costas, Chris, efharisto poli!

    Marc, Allen, Frank, Peter, thank you all for the kind words! A really fun piece to get your hands on. Peter, lets see it finished! ;)

    Jay h.
    OKC
  19. jaime Member

    Country:
    Spain
    I've seen this bust painted by others, but this one is EXCELLENT.
    Best Regards
    Jaime
  20. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jaime,
    you are too kind! thanks for the compliment!

    Jay H.
    OKC

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