Napoleon bust - finished

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mongo Mel, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Mongo Mel Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi,
    It's been a while since I've posted anything (sound familiar?) :)
    But I've managed to finish another piece. It's the Napoleon bust from David Grieve/Debra Raymond.
    Hoping this will help get me motivated and out of my slump.
    Wish me luck :)
    Craig

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  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Wow, what a "slump" Craig. It looks like your slump might be over. Excellent painting mate. Really subtle shading and highlighting on the uniform. Excellent result.
  3. Mark S Guest

    Ditto,Craig! As slumps go I could use one like that!!
    Excellent bust,beautiful result.
  4. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Craig. I just ended a 3 week break from painting and it feels good to be holding the brushes again.
  5. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice work here Craig! I really like the greens. I own this piece as well, I always thought, for me at least, it was one of the best portrait representations of Napoleon. Nice work.

    Jay H.
    Okc
  6. jjgurk Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice Craig. What did you use for your green mix?
    John
  7. Mongo Mel Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi guys,
    Thanks for the kind words. This piece took me forever to complete (over a year since I first started it!) Almost every feature on it has been repainted at least once and many of them several times. Just couldn't get things right for some reason.
    Jay, while I agree about the likeness, I have to say that my wife giot it right...that's one ugly guy :)
    John, this was the mix I used for the green....
    I used Winsor Blue (Green Shade) and Cad. Yellow for a base color with more of each as needed for the shadows and highlights. After this dried, I mixed lighter and darker shades of the same for the shadows and highlights.
    Thanks again all,
    Craig
  8. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Your work is very beautiful.
    I liked the fresh tone.
    I think a very impressive figure.

     Mitsutaka

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