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WIP Critique My Grandfather's Grandfather's Grandfather

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ChaosCossack, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Hey All

    This is my first attempt at a bust... or anything larger than 75mm for that matter. It's Young's Zaporozhian Cossack, my version of it anyway as we've seen more than a couple of this guy on here since it's release.

    I worked in Vallejo acrylics keeping to a warmer feeling with beige red, basic skintone, carmine, burnt cadmium red and royal purple. I tried to keep the contrasts as natural as I could and kept the overall tone a bit dark as this guy would have spent most of his time outdoors in the saddle. The pics are a little lighter than "in the flesh".

    Working at this scale is a whole other world from what I'm used to... will take some time to adjust and of course any help is greatly appreciated.

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    Cheers

    Colin
  2. Alex M. Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Nice work Colin, the transitions are getting much smoother!
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  3. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanx Alex, this scale is totally alien... the first couple of passes were rubbish but it started getting more comfortable. Does the pallette sound familiar?

    Are you going to the Hamilton show? There's no Guelph show this year.

    Colin
  4. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Looking really nice so far, Colin. Look forward to seeing this guy finished.
    Cheers
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  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Looks very good for me.

    Marc
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  6. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Pretty good so far, Colin - like the face!!

    As You know, I'm working at the same bust this time, and so i'm curious to see Your further steps...

    Cheers!
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  7. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Really good so far Colin, I particularly like how you've painted the eyes.

    Roger.
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  8. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Perfect skin tones and not overdone on the contrast
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  9. taffjones Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Brilliant work Colin, but whats happened to Borrodino?
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  10. Captain Lol A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Look very good , great paint on this face (y)
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  11. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Looks really Nice Colin! I'm not used to that scale so any help would be total speculation... but I only would try to work a little but more on the darker parts. I mean paint a little bit more shadows...
    The eyes look great, with great expression, the hair parts too...
    I think that Borodino is a kind of long term project yes?
    Keep up ;)

    Regards
    Pedro
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  12. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Colin - cool. I see the genetic resemblence.

    No Guelph? That's a pity as it was a lot of fun and is geographically convenient. Hamilton it is then as I won't be doing the fall east end show after last year's lengthy delays at the back end. Maybe I'll try Chicago first time instead.

    Colin
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  13. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  14. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanx everyone for the kind comments, I wasn't very confident going into this one but I'm feeling better after last night's session.
    Once I get some of the surrounding colours done (hat and shirt) I'll revisit the face... Sometimes these will affect the the skintone. Just like wearing different colour clothes will affect your complextion... I'd say this guy's a 'winter' ;)

    As for Borodino... I figured I should keep painting in between so I don't get rusty. Just a couple of weeks of sculpting and no painting and I could feel the ringrust. So to that end, yes, that diorama will be a long term project.

    Colin, there may be a distant resemblence, especially when I had the Fu Manchu 'stash, but I don't think this guy has had his nose broken as many times as me :blackeye: Therefore he's not nearly as handsome :troll:

    Thanx again everyone

    Colin
  15. P GREEN PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Nice work Colin!
    You seem to be working like mad these days, keep it up!
    Cheers
    Paul
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  16. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Brilliant start Colin,
    Very good brushwork Mate. Will be following with interest.
    All the best,
    Keith
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  17. GregMcEvoy Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Looks Good Colin,

    I see a resemblance...you gonna put him on a harley? Great work on the eyes buddy.

    Cheers,
    G
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  18. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanx Paul and Keith, much appreciated.
    Thanx Greg, sorry, this guy's got no legs:nailbiting: so no Harley! However, you may have peeked behind the curtain on another scratchbuilt project I've been planning... Shhhhhh, super secret ;)

    Colin
  19. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Colin, That is really a great looking face. It looks very natural with the way you used the colors you described. Thanks for sharing the mix. Best of luck with its completion. Regards, SG:)(y)
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  20. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Awesome start for your first, Colin! Man, you work, no joke! Great stuff!(y) Will follow!
    Cheers,
    Zeno

    P.S. No Guelph, eh? Last year was a good one! We had fun! Oh well, maybe next year! Hamilton and Ajax it is then for this year!

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