Man's Best Friend vignette - WIP

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    Here's a lovely vignette called "Man's Best Friend" sculpted by my good mate (and fellow WW1 nut) Dan Morton.

    As you can see, the vignette is based on an illustration of a WW1 Tommy in the trenches sharing a moment with his loveable canine companion, while writing a letter home. It's a moment of peace and tenderness in the midst of carnage and horror. The title of the illustration is "Give her my love".

    I've base coated most of the scenic base and some of the figure, and will begin the serious work on painting the figure this weekend.

    Attached Files:

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  2. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I'm looking forward to seeing this come together Tony. :) I'm sure you'll do your usual excellent job.

    Roger.
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    That's really a great scene from the terrible war.
    I think you can do this justice.

    Marc
  4. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Tony,

    great idea, keep us updated(y)
  5. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You like to keep busy Tony?
    Carl.
  6. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Tony look forward to seeing this completed, and great sculpting by Dan.

    Cheers Ken
  7. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Tony - How did I miss this? Nice start, Mate!

    All the best,
    Dan
  8. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Tony,
    Great looking scene and good start.
    Cheers
    John
  9. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys, thanks to all of you who posted comments. My apologies for not acknowledging your comments sooner.;)

    It's been a while since I updated this WIP, but rest assured I haven't been slacking off.:)

    Here are the latest progress pics of "Man's Best Friend".

    I've done some more highlighting and shading on the figure and the dog, but the base is taking a long time to get right. Dan has sculpted so much detail into this vignette and I want to do it all justice.:cool:

    Hey Dan, did I say I'd have this ready for you by the end of November??? Sorry mate, looks like this could be a 2010 project.:eek::eek::eek:

    Attached Files:

  10. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Great stuff, Tony! Thanks so much!

    All the best,
    Dan
  11. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Tony , great progress, I will follow with interest.

    Cheers Ken
  12. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Tony,
    Looking good so far.
    John
  13. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Hi! Tony.
    Great progress.
    I will follow.
    I'm looking forward to completion.

    Mitsutaka
  14. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Lovely vignette Tony, i like the presence of the puppy.. i'll follow your next steps..

    cheers

    stefano
  15. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    A very touching story line. And the viewer gets the "message" immediately.
    Well, done Tony. Like the others I will follow this SBS with much interest.
    (y)(y)(y)

    K kid
  16. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Dan, Ken, John, Mitsutaka, Stefano and Rick,

    Thanks for following my slow progress on this lovely vignette.

    When Dan asked me to paint it for him I was honoured and rather stupidly suggested I could have it ready for him in one month. That was 2 months ago.

    With my Falklands Marine almost finished I intend to crack on with this vignette over the coming weeks and hope to have it finished early in January.

    They key is to make a strong connection between the Tommy and his canine companion, and then finish all the little details to bring it all together.
  17. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You Have done a great job on this lovely vignette, Tony. I think it wil be done before Jan the speed you paint.
    Carl.

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