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WIP Critique Maori Warrior, Pegaso bust, 1/9th scale

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Ahhhhhhh, thats coming along nicely now, nice choice
    Ben
  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Cheers Ben

    I've started the ta moko this weekend. I've chosen to paint the moko of an ahupiri,and so far done the wairua (area below the lower lip) and taitoto (area around the angle of the jaw). Still some work to do on the ngakaipikirau and ngunga (areas above the eyebrows and forehead).

    Each area of the face has special significance and meaning and denote an aspect of the persons rank, occupation and status within their tribe. The ahupiri is a chief and tribal leader who represents his people at council.

    I'll post some pics on Monday.
  3. callum Member

    Hi Tony,

    Looking good so far mate. Colour mixing sure can be a nightmare but your Moari looks a good colour to me. Good luck with the Moko - most of the ones I've seen on this bust have left something to be desired in terms of nearing acuracy.

    Regards Callum.
  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Callum,

    Thanks for your comments mate. I'm still using some of the reference materials you sent me when I painted your 120mm Maori Warrior a few years ago. They've become very useful again.

    Here are the first series of progress pics on the ta moko.

    I haven't done any touch ups or highlights and shading on the moko yet, so its a bit rough in parts. Most of the versions of this bust that I've seen are painted in moko schemes that are less than authentic, and in some case completely fanciful. This is one authentic and based on an actual person.

    There's still a fair bit of work to be done, primarily on both cheeks and along the jaw line.
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  5. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Wow he looks real - congrats Tony.

    Colin
  6. Rompy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Wow ! Lovely fleshtones. Can't wait for the completed bust :)
  7. Mark S Guest

    Great work , Tony...well on the way to becoming a superb piece.
  8. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Tony superb painting and a great SBS, following with interest.(y)

    Cheers Ken
  9. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Great work Tony.
    That close up head shot is totally awesome.
    I cannot praise you enough for your brush work and colour choise here.
    All the best,
    Keith
  10. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Stunning skin tones Tony, lovely work on the moko too.
    Carl.(y)
  11. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    +1 Awesome!! (y)

    And always good to see someone put in real research too!!

    Cheers
    Jamie
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  12. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
  13. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Outstanding.
    Like the skincolor very much.

    marc
  14. Ferris A Fixture

    I love it Tony! Extremely realistic face.

    Adrian
  15. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Colin,

    Thanks mate, realism is my goal.
  16. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Cheers Rompy, I appreciate your comments, thank you.
  17. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    G'day Mark, thanks mate. I'm quietly stoked with how this one is turning out but don't want to get too far ahead of myself.
  18. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Ken, I'm certainly being challenged on this bust and I'm enjoying it. Thanks mate.
  19. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Cheers Keith, thank you for your comments mate. The colour choices, as you know, were selected on the basis of a lot of help and advice from fellow Planeteers who elected to provide not only whether the skin tones were too dark or light, but also to provide suggestions for paint colours. It's difficult not to be inspired when you have such great support around you.
  20. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Carl, I greatly appreciate your comments, as always.

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