Napoleon bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mongo Mel, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Mongo Mel Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi all,
    In keeping with my attempts to break my slump, here are some pictures of my latest piece. It's a bust of Napoleon sculpted by David Greive and produced now by Deborah Raymond. It's my second in the series of three of Napoleon, Von Blucher and Wellington from Waterloo. It's a beautiful piece and extremely well cast.
    There's a long way to go but I pan to get it done to take with me to MFCA at the end of next month. Theonly things I feel are "done" are the face and hair. I'm not too happy with the eyes as they are so I plan to redo them yet again :)
    As always, I appreciate all comments and constructive criticisms. Also, and suggestions you have on anything in particular, please feel free to make your suggestions.
    Thanks,
    Craig

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  2. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    OK, you asked for feedback Craig, and here is my two brass coins worth.

    Skin tones to face are very good, nice and smooth.

    Your dissatisfaction with the eyes, I agree.

    You have gone for highlights, I think, and shading effects - which is an awesome effort, IMO.

    pupils are a bit out of round, which may be affecting the perception of the eyes.
    The white is a little stark, that may be the results of camera tech. It seems you have cut the whites with a dash of pink in the corners, but its hard to tell on my monitor. If you have, well done.

    The eyes focus is a bit 'toed out'. I think. Maybe tweaking one eye inwards will help?

    To recap; Skin tone good, eyes (always a challenge) you already know about, hair good.

    Welcome back, hope this breaks the slump.

    Cheers
  3. Mongo Mel Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Janus,
    Thanks for the comments.
    These eyes have been especially difficult for me. Thiese were the most round version I managed so far :D
    While these ones don't have any pink added to them, I do usually add a little Naples Yellow to the white on my eyes, just to tone it down. But I have done some with a bloodshot effect using Aliziran Crimson that I was happy with.
    I see what you mean about the eyes being toed out. Although it wasn't as obvious to me until I saw the photos. But I've been looking at them too long now :). When I redo the eyes, I will try to correct this.
    Thanks again :)
    Craig
  4. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello Craig

    The eyes look to me out of scale, but you can still change them. The rest is very good, superb skintones.:eek:

    Regards from Portugal
    Pedro

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