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Poste Militaire's Blood Warrior Bust

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Anders Heintz, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Hey Guys!

    Here is my latest endeavour. Im trying to get used to painting again so I figured I would try another bust. This time the poor victim is the absolutely georgious PM Blood Warrior (Blackfoot) Bust. Im still shakey but Im getting more used to it.
    I will do a little more blending on the shadows around mouth for sure.

    Let me know what you think of this so far.

    Mix used:


    929 Light Brown
    955 Flat Flesh
    982 Cavalry Brown


    Base + 955 Light Flesh until reached
    Light Flesh + 837 Sand Light until reached for hihighlight.


    Base + 814 Cadm. Umber Red
    First shadow plus more 814
    Deep shadows are last shadow with 984 flat brown plus black.




  2. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Well i think that u re back in painting for good . I like the bust super at this stage and waiting to see more of it

  3. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Thanks Costas!

    Here is some more progress.




  4. homellop Active Member

    Hi Anders.
    I love that face!.The eyes are unbelievable.
    Personally I'd have reinforced a little more the shadows but, anyway a superb work.
    Keep it up
  5. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Hola Jaume,

    Thanks buddy!

    I am always afraid of painting shadows as I seam to suck at them, but I think you are right, it could use a little more shadows, especially on the cheek areas.

    I was thinking maybe it needed more highlights, but the area got so small I couldn't really add one, and the highest is pure light sand so next thing would be white, which in doing a Native American wouldnt work so well.
  6. Larry R New Member

    Anders Great Job, love the face, can't wait to see the final product. Really like the face tones..
  7. y_wong New Member

    Hey Anders,

    Great paint job. Very life-like. Keep it up and looking forward to more from you.

    regards :lol:
  8. Jim Patrick Active Member

    friggin awesome Anders! (y) (y) I'll be watching this one to see it completed! Maybe by Mastercon? If not, bring it anyway. I want to see this.

    Jim Patrick
  9. Guy A Fixture

    Looks good Anders...........great flesh tones and eyes are a little light in color for a Native..........they are almost black when looking at a Native American
  10. KeithP Active Member

    Looks very good, Anders. Detail on the eye is wonderful.
    I look forward to seeing more of this one :)

  11. amherbert Member

    Hi Anders

    I really like the face as it is - I'm not a huge fan of deep shadows. The face looks very lifelike as is. The only problem I see, as Guy pointed out, is that the eyes are too light.

    Really nice work on the necklace and shading there.

  12. btavis Active Member

    I agree with Andy. If you want to make the shadows look deeper perhaps increase the highlights therefore increasing the contrast. The overall tone looks good though.
  13. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all comments guys!


    Yeah he will be done for MasterCon, probably done tonight or tomorrow acctually.


    Im not sure all Natives had black eyes, I did paint the eye's darker at first but added another couple highlights as it was dull and boring, by making them lighter it aided in the overall effect and added a lot more interest and you can acctually see the pupil.

    I did add a little more shade to the cheeks, not too much though and I hope I didnt screw it up now! I just felt that going lighter with highlights really wouldnt do anything except lighten the over all tone of the face, which I really didn't want to do.

    Thanks again guys for all your comments! More pictures will be posted shortly!
  14. slaj Well-Known Member

    Hey Anders ,that is one fantastically painted face. Super. If I can only add one comment it would be aslightly darker tone for the flesh considering the subject.But then again it's a personal opinion.Well done again

    Stephen Mallia
  15. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Here are a couple more shots of where it is now.

    Any suggestions how to spiffy up the buckskin shirt? I debated wether or not to make it two tone or not. Also, any suggestions for the colors and patterns for the beadwork? How about blue and orangish tones?


  16. Lepman New Member

    Fantastic !!!! I've had "Rainy Mountain Charlie" sitting here on a shelf for a dog's age wondering what shades to paint the face. He has been undercoated with Humbrol enamels. Althought I work in oils, you may have provided an alternative. One question if you don't mind. For the base did you use equal portions of 929, 955, and 982.

    If anybody has suggestions for Native American skintones in oils, I sure could use them !!!! Thanks.
  17. Roc Active Member

    Anders, well done my friend, the face looks fantastic, your highlights and shadows are smoothe and well blended. (y)
    Don't forget to fifish the Roman. :lol:

    Keep up the the great work and waiting for the next step .


    Roc. :)
  18. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys,

    I am not sure of the percentages of the base mix, I would guess something like 35% 929 45% 955 and 20% Cav brown. This is just a very rough estimate and might vary a bit.
  19. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Coming from a guy (me) that couldn't get a face to look that good in the 20+ years I've been painting, I think it's like riding a bike once you know how (and you clearly do), you don't forget.
  20. LCoote New Member

    Well Anders, Awesome work there mate! I like it the way it is, as for the contrast, less is more for the larger scales I say.

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