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WIP Pair Of Greek Busts Part1

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by FigureLover, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi all,
    I have been working on these two Carl Reid sculpts for a client. They are both beautifully sculpted and are a pleasure to paint. I am having to really work the paint on the Drakos bust as the casting isnt all the best, a bit rough, but the Priest is almost painting itself !!!!. All is done in oils so far and still a bit shiny
    Thanks for looking
    Ben

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  2. Elia Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    These look great. Are they specific portraits or just inspired by paintings etc.? (a bit of a silly question, but I was just curious).

    Cheers,
    Elia
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  3. Karlosfandango Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice flesh tones mate, they look great on these beautiful sculpted faces, full of character.
    Karl
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  4. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Both looking good
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  5. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Elia,
    I found this portrait which is of the Georgios Drakos figure which I am pretty sure was the inspiration for the sculpt, but have found no such thing for the Priest figure. And no, its not a silly question at all. Thanks for looking
    Ben

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  6. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Ken and Karl, glad you like what I have done so far
    Ta
    Ben
  7. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Flesh looks good,a little point do you just paint your oils over the primer
    .

    Ron
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  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    very nice work.
    The Drakos figure is a stunning figure to paint.

    Marc
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  9. Elia Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanks, Ben. Can't wait to see how they turn out.

    Elia
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  10. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Very nice paint on the faces indeed

    Steve
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  11. Tarracus A Fixture

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  12. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Ron, No I based the flesh areas with a mix of various Vallejo colours to get a mediteranean look to them, Oils were mixed in various shades over the top.
    Cheers
    Ben
  13. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Guys and Girls,
    Thanks for looking, more updates later in the week
    Ben
  14. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Tarracus,
    Thanks for the pic and info, I do already have that image and several others very similar. I am painting it as per the box art though as thats what the customer wants and likes. The greek will have one or two changes though
    Ta
    Ben
  15. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely work on them both Ben.
    Carl.(y)
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  16. Tarracus A Fixture

    Anyway I hope you won't have the same problems that i did while painting it. There were some quite rough zones because of the casting that made the paint work very difficult.

    Gerard
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  17. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Lovely work Ben. The skin tones are spot on.
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  18. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Carl, thanks for the comments mate, much appreciated

    G'day Tony, hopefully you will see them in person Tuesday night at club
  19. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Yeah Gerard, the difference between the castings on each kit is massive. The Priest bust is superb and super smooth and a pleasure to paint whereas the Drakos kit is very rough and have had to work it to get the same results, taking me twice as long to get the finish I want.
    Ben
  20. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Ben, lovely work so far! You've got the Mediterranean skin tones spot on.
    Looking forward to more updates and hopefully see you tomorrow night at the club.
    Cheers mate
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