Nosferatu bust

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Herb Metzler, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. Herb Metzler New Member

    Kevin Peart invited me to post on here, my first time, with my latest effort: the long OOP bust of Nosferatu, sculpted by Mike Good some 20 years ago for Jaguar. Graf Orlock is, of course, Count Dracula, whom Stoker describes as "clad in black from head to foot." The challenge I set myself was to paint this old kit utilizing the newer painting styles inspired by illustrators and graphic artists, while trying to distinguish between different textures of black silk, wool, velvet, and frogging. I made extensive use of an airbrush for the first time, and used oils, enamels, acrylics, inks, and even rattle-can texture paint on the base.The flesh tones were inspired by Gericault's study of the head of a corpse, conveniently located at the museum where I work. I hope you enjoy it -- I've wanted to paint this for...well...over 20 years!

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  2. sippog PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Like the textures, especially the coat.
  3. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Hi!
    Great work all-round.

    Cheers,
    Pedro.
  4. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Nice painting and the hair behind the ears, superb.
    arj likes this.
  5. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    beautiful work and painting

    mobo
  6. Edorta A Fixture

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    Spain
  7. Franco Active Member

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    Australia
    Hi Herb

    I saw this on your Facebook and think you have done a lovely job both on the face, garment and ambiance.

    Excellent well done.

    Ciao Franco
  8. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Seconded.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
  9. clrsgt A Fixture

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    United-States
    Excellent painting; texture on the coat is amazing.
  10. ELENA SHTENTSEL Active Member

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    Russian-Federation
    Very beautiful painting !
  11. phil_h A Fixture

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    United-States
    Beautiful work (y)
    Phil
  12. bonehead A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice to see this one painted after all these years! Great job! (y)(y)

    Of course, it is the same figure as seen in my avatar. The scale is 1/6th....

    Mike

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