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Completed Mike's Athenian Hoplite

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand

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  2. btavis Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow Mike, really nice. I dig those crazy eyes.
  3. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice work Mike! Love the flesh tones for sure. The "crazy" eyes are also a nice touch!

    Jay H.
  4. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Yikes, that is some serious talent on display. I have this same bust ready to prime but think I will put him back in the box and do something else, like quilting! This is freaking incredible my man and I am totally blown away. This is the best skin tone since the box art. Many many thanks for sharing your work here and on the other site. I really enjoyed reading your SBS over there.
  5. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike, your Athenian has come to life, well done my friend.
    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers
    Roc
  6. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Mike ,
    Incedible painting,you have really brought him to life.
    Cheers
    Andy
  7. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Mike, man you a way to nice! Seriously do crack this one out it is a fabulous looking bust. Only a couple of niggly areas to watch out for, you would have seen these in the SBS.

    Hope you enjoy this one as much as I did,

    Mike
  8. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    The eyes have it :)

    Brian, Jay, Rocco & Andy,

    Thank you guys for the comments, especially pleased with those that talk about this being "alive" as this is something I know a few of us strive for.

    Ref the eyes, hmmm... Wanted to do something different from Sang Eon's box art & chose down ward glare, best description I've heard is a look of consternation. Must admit never thought I'd be painting that sort of look ;-)

    Take care,

    Mike
  9. Theodoros A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Mike, he is almost alive ! What a paintjob in the eyes, the central point of a bust ! My compliments!
  10. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thank you Theodoros, I trust a fitting tribute to you ancestral country men.

    Kind regards,

    Mike
  11. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Awesome Painting!
    I think the expressive power of the feel of a material of the material of everything is very wonderful.
    Skin, leather, feather and metal.... ETC.

    Great!

    Mitsutaka
  12. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I think that the manic eyes set off a wonderful piece of painting.
    Well done,
    Cark,
  13. caramba Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Superb! I really like it.
    M.
  14. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Mike,

    I'm really impressed mate. Those eyes are seriously intense. They certainly attract attention. The details on the quilted armour are superb. I think Mr Young and Mr Lee would be very happy to see this.
  15. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Mike,
    The eyes have it. Painting in that look is awesome.
    I really like the helmet..
    All in all excellent work.

    marc
  16. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Gorgeous. Does the sculpt justice.
  17. mao A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    This painting is amazing!
  18. giorgiomalteser Active Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Outstanding work Mike, particularly the skin tones. I don't mind having a bust like that in my showcase :p
  19. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Awesome painting and the eyes are superb !! the animal patterns on the helmet are monkeys ?

    cheers

    stefano
  20. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand

    Hi Stefano,

    Animals are lions & are sculpted by Young on the bust's helmet.

    Thanks for comment.

    Mike

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