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My First Showing

Discussion in 'Brutal Honesty - Critique Center' started by Karlosfandango, May 7, 2014.

  1. Karlosfandango Active Member

    Ok chaps you've probably seen me on here a bit now having my say (all good I hope)
    I've finally got something to show, only my 2nd bust, first wasn't worth it I feel.
    I've been spending some time behind the scenes getting to grips with figures and my new medium, Acrylics. Having come from an armour back ground it's been a completely new challenge for me, a steep curve.
    A big thank you to Carl ( Housecarl ) for being my mentor in my transitioning and to all members here as I learn a lot from watching.
    Same old score regarding photo's, I'm crap, I've a new camera but it's all show and no go as I try to get to grips with it.

    Figure is of an Ares Mythlogic Samnite.
    Painted in Acrylics, Printers Inks for the metals and Enamel washes to shade.
    Just a little extra highlighting on the horse hair plume I think to finalise.
    I do feel the photo has washed things out a bit as I think it looks better in the flesh.
    I've some other stuff to follow so stay tuned.
    Edorta, sippog, moz and 4 others like this.
  2. swralph A Fixture

    It is a nicely painted bust:) ,however I do feel that the cloth and plume is far to glossy try a matt varnish or use a matting medium in your paint
  3. Karlosfandango Active Member

    Cheers Ralph, I agree, seems to show more in photos .
    I'm currently painting other subjects and have started using a dose of Tamiya flat base in my paint, seems to work very well. Karl :)
  4. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Nice work Karl!

    Looks very good.

  5. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Face looks great! (y)
  6. housecarl A Fixture

    The photos don't do it justice.
    It's a lovely piece.(y)
  7. Karlosfandango Active Member

    Thanks guys for your likes, especially Ralph, Jeff, sd0324 for your comments and of course you Carl, thanks, and I didn't even pay you to say that, lol. :)
  8. housecarl A Fixture

    The invoice is in the mail Karl.;)
  9. badger Well-Known Member

    looking good/badger

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