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Mohawk bust finished!

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Sambaman, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Well here he is. I say finished, I would like to maybe get a bit more sheen out of the gorget if I can, but other than that I am basically done. All in oils, of course. The roach is done with Woodland Scenics fall grass that I painted with red acrylic paint, then some diluted white glue. I cut the "clumps" off the longer strands and voila, instant roach! I did add a raw umber wash to the base and some highlights to the tips to give it some depth. A fun piece to do. I thought I might get this one knocked out in a jiffy just to add to my finished pieces. :lol: Two months later, here ya go! ;)

    Jay H.
    OKC

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    Any comment and critiques are more than welcome! BTW, Gary, how did I do on the gorget? Did I get the top parts correct?
  2. Joe Hudson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jay,

    Very nice work indeed! I really like the look of the bust and you did a great job with the tattoos.

    Joe
  3. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Jay. The highlighting you did on the flesh really paind off. The subtle tattoos are fantastic. I especially love the roach you made. Excellent photos too :lol:
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Jay,

    Wow. Gary did a awesome sculpting but you get the best out of it with your painting.
    Great work.

    marc
  5. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jay, What a super job. I like the way he turned out. The roach, neck knife, and tattoos look so right. One of the most rewarding things about sculpting is seeing how a painter interprets what you've sculpted. good going. (y)~Gary
  6. IronMike Well-Known Member

    Jay. That is superb work. Some of the best I've seen.

    Mike Stelzel
  7. Calvin Member

    It's a beauty, bravo.
  8. nagashino New Member

    Hello Jay

    Beautiful work all round. The tattoos are nice and subtle and the colouring is excellent. It's a very impressive piece. Your paint job has certainly done great credit to Gary's excellent sculpting.

    Good stuff!

    Phil
  9. Brad S Member

    Jay, Very NIce! The flesh tones, skin markings, roach and all are superb in my eye. Grandma always said "patience is a vitue, possess it if you can" and "practice, practice, practice makes perfect." Your patience definitely paid off.
    Thanks for sharing

    Brad Spelts
  10. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Jay,
    A very fearsome warrior and BEAUTIFULLY painted to boot. :lol:
    John
  11. Kyle Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This is amazing. Museum quality, no exaggeration. You really nailed this, Jay.

    Gorgeous!

    Kyle
  12. Mark Mindeman Member

    Country:
    United-States
    OUTSTANDING!
    You have done a superb job on all aspects of this marvelous piece! I look forward to seeing it at the March club meeting.
    Keep up the excellent work!

    Mark
  13. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely job Jay, as Jack Nicholson once said - As good as it gets.
  14. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    WOW! Many thanks to all for the kind comments! It was certainly a fun piece to paint for sure. Mr. Stelzel, it was a pleasure, keep 'em coming! Mark, I'll definitely have it with me. you can check it out on the 10th! Guy, checks in the mail per ususal! :lol:

    Thanks to all,

    Jay H.
    OKC
  15. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hello Jay
    beautiful painting on this bust
    I ornament in hats is fantastic.
    It compliments very made.

    MAB ;)
  16. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Maurizio,
    thank you for the kind words!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  17. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice work there Jay!

    You sure have gotten a lot better since we first met in Tulsa a few years ago!

    The tatoos are spot on man! Excellent work.

    Only thing I would comment on is the eyes, it may be the picture but they seam a little unclear. Maybe go in and refine them a bit, it would be well worth it as the rest of the bust is excellent!

    Whats next on the bench?
  18. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Anders,
    thanks for the kudos! Next up is Latorre's pirate bust. Unless I get distracted and work on the Young Death Hussar bust, then there's also the Mig Viking bust, or the .................................... :lol: :lol: I only have about 9 or 10 irons in the fire right now! :eek:

    Jay H.
    OKC
  19. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Great bust Jay!Looking forwrd to see Latorre's bust.
  20. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Bravo Bravo and Bravo . Nice job ona bust withlots of flesh ! Not easy at all

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