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WIP Critique Painting my 1/6 Lannes

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ACCOUNT_DELETED, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I've just had look back through your works, and I can assure you that crap didn't get a look in. Each piece of work was excellent and inspiring to all of us.
    I put it down to Murphy and Sod ganging up on you. Don't let those bastards grind you down.
    Looking forward to your next masterpiece (when you're ready).

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  2. Mark S Guest

    Sorry to hear that Colin,....such a shitty thing to happen, mate........have a break but start again....cheers.
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  3. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Hi Colin

    Bollocks I think is the politest way of saying it. I'm sure you're gutted but you can rise from the ashes for sure. What you do is unbelievable and most of us couldn't skulpt as you do in a million years. No one said it would be easy but you make it seem so and inspire people like me to experiment which is why I spent several hours yesterday stripping old figures or incomplete ones to make a fresh start on them.

    Remember that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  4. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Canada
    Thanks gents. I'm probably not in need of psychoanalysis. SWMBO has already declared my period of mourning over and told me to "just go and make another one!" Nothing like a dose of reality from the controlling shareholder :)
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  5. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    I hate to say it but she's right. The boys in the SWOFC won't let you rest until we see the start of a new head.

    Pitter patter...

    Colin
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  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Colin ,

    Just catching up ...I feel your pain mate ......but as SWMBO said "just go and make another one!" ...like a phoenix you will rise from the ashes .

    Get that putty rolling mate you have all our support and admiration at your skill both in sculpting and painting

    Nap
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  7. Martin64 A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Never ever accept defeat!!!!!
    and
    [IMG]

    Still very sorry for your dilemma - yes it was your best piece so far but the next one will become better.
    Cheers mate!
    Martin
  8. akaryu A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Too bad Colin! Never give up though, the favorite expression of one of the greatest Dutch king was "It is not necessary to hope to undertake, nor to succeed to persevere!". If I may offer one tiny advice, blue in oils being a tricky beast at times, the best cure for shiny blue is patience, patience and more patience and at times a slight shadowing/ highlighting wet on dry . As I never participate in shows or competitions, my motto is 'Don't paint for the next club meeting, paint for eternity!'
    Best of luck Colin, you've got the admiration of the whole figure community!(y)(y)(y)
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  9. garyhiggins A Fixture

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    England
    Come on mate, you know it makes sense(y)(y):).
    Best wishes, Gary.
    PS When you get back to the point where you put the wax in your oil paint--------------Don't(y)
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  10. Scotty Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    That is a pity indeed Colin but you're too good to stop. I look forward to your next piece of Art.
    Good luck and don't forget to ditch that paint stripper in a lead box in a shallow grave somewhere.
    All the best
    Scotty.
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  11. Sgt. Red Active Member

    Fantastic work...
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  12. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks for the encouragement. Lannes #2 is well underway. I don't think I will post any WIP shots until I am confident that he will be worthy of his ancestor :)
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  13. ChaosCossack A Fixture

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    Canada
    Good to hear you jumped right back at it. Are you going to be at the meeting tomorrow?

    Colin
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  14. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Canada
    Likely not as my daughter wants to do family birthday at lunch tomorrow - apparently only time we can get the herd together.
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  15. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Good to know you have restarted this project, Colin.
    Good on you.
    Bob
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  16. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    My new project - Zaphod Beeblebrox

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  17. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looks like a perfect twin Colin.
    You're definitely back in the groove.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  18. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Andrew. Close but still quite different. I used a combination of oil portraits and a medallion profile of Lannes to do the second one. I didn't refer to the first head except for a quick size check when I started. I was quite pleasantly surprised to see how close they were when I compared them.
  19. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    That's about as close as you can get to a copy to my eye. Wow.

    But... With the two heads with the black eyes on the torso... Creepy! Thanx for the nightmares brother

    Colin
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  20. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Sory to miss the meet. And we did do a birthday lunch for daughter number two. So I preserve the goodwill of SWMBO and someone who may have a one fifth vote on choosing my nursing home.

    Sleep tight :)
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