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Completed Critique Mata Hari bust from UP- Miniatures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Major_Goose, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello guys . Finally Mata Hari is finished

    Last night working very late i had a "push" to shoot few atmoshpheric shots while i was working on thw bust

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    With a mixed painting of acrylics, oils , printers inks i completed this superb bust and a totally different subject than we usually paint . I hope this will be a motive for all of you to try something different !!!

    The finished bust is here for all of you

    I hope you like it

    Costas

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  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    As always very colorfull and with great contrast.

    Marc
  3. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    thanks a lot Marc. Contrast appears more intense than in reality due to my bad picturing . I t was a great challenge to paint this one !!!

    Costas
  4. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Very nice work, I love the way you have done the jewellery, not overstated. I like this bust but would have liked to see the other arm sculpted. Just my opinion.
    Ben
  5. Patrick Kamsma Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Nice to see that finally someone put some paint on this bust.
    It's on my wishlist since the release.
    I love the jewelry. But I'm not too fond of the (a little bit to) red lips.
    Personal taste I guess.

    Grtz
    Patrick
  6. redhorse Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I agree with Ben about the other arm, but you did a beautiful job on this one!
  7. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Ben thanks for posting . making the arm or not is the artists choice so , you must go with this !!

    Costas
  8. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Patrick , do get this bust and paint it you will see a different feeling . Its something different ! On the lips they might get a darker shade soon...

    Costas
  9. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    James thanks forposting my friend

    Keep Safe

    Costas
  10. wampum Active Member

    Country:
    Turkey
    Nice job bro.
    Congrats!

    PS: I agree the ideas about the right arm.
  11. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanks a lot for adding your post bro .

    The issue of the right arm is simple. The way the bust was designed , and the picture that was inspired from had the other arm extended and resting on a piece of furniture. So it was not correct and artistic to leave an extented arm on the air. Then again with the one arm on the pose it is the dancing and charming pose is more intensified in my humble opinion , so i think that ULI made the correct decision in that way .

    Best regards

    Costas
  12. Centaur Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Engin ,
    I accept, but not agree.
    You are right, both sides has the live.
    Its simple when artist explain art.
    Mata Hari, as spy, she knows both sides and decide like me, for one side.
    The contrapoint like here is to give the bust the dance and the move and more level with one arm .
    Thats the view and contrapoint in composition.--
    Best regards
    Uli
  13. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Great stuff as always Costas I love it !! You've captured the period sort of pre Art Deco nicely,:cool: - for Ulrich :- yes it might do additionally with the other arm complete but that didn't specifically catch my eye, either way - Bravo !!
  14. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Costas, beautiful painting of the skintones and jewelry and looking forward to seeing which one of Ulrich's masterpieces will be next on your list.

    Cheers Ken
  15. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    nice work on this great bust mate, I am looking forward to seeing more of your work again.

    take care mate

    Steve
  16. Robert Jan de Wit Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great subject!
    I was also like Mata Hari, born in the town of Leeuwarden in Friesland (ten minutes driving from where I live).


    greets,
    RJ
  17. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Rob thanks for posting my friend


    costas
  18. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Steve thanks for posting mate !!

    Costas
  19. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Ken i guess you already saw that i started Leopold prince of Bavaria !!!! Thanks for supporting my friend

    Costas
  20. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Robert thats a nice coincidenc efor you and Mata Hari ! maybe you should paint her !!

    Costas

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