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Prussian bust done!

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Sambaman, May 6, 2007.

  1. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Jay
    A superb paint job especially as it's in oils and i'm an oil man myself.
    Brian
  2. Excatlon Active Member

    Country:
    Poland
    nice i like it
  3. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hello Jay.wow!!,very nice my friend.Really like the paint job.I like the weathering on the brown cross strap.kind regards John :)
  4. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Hello, my friend!
    Well done! Very good painting. Nice fleshtones and great shading. Compliments.

    best regards
    Artur
  5. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very well done, Jay! Lovely skin shading!!

    All the best,
    Dan
  6. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Maurizio, Chris, Anders, Dim, Brian, Damian, John, Artur, Dan,
    Many, many thanks for the kind comments! This was a fun piece to do. The confident thrust of the jaw and the great picklehaub, how can you go wrong? Thanks again,

    Jay H.
    OKC
  7. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Very nice indeed Jay. I love the tones of the colours you've used, great stuff.

    Roger
  8. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Roger my friend, many thanks!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  9. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Really Nicely done Jay.......You got a pleasant warm overall effect!!

    Keep up the excellent work and enjoy Tulsa as much as you can especially with Joe ;)

    Ray :)
  10. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Ray! Will do!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  11. diosytexas Member

    Country:
    England
    hi jay. great work, you have more than likley been asked this a hundred times as i can't find the thread can you say what colours you use for your flesh mix. thanks dave.
  12. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Dave, I'm more than happy to make it 101! I have a fairly simple mix, Raw Umber, Cad red, Yellow Ochre and Titanium white. My initial shadow tone has no white, just the umber, red and ochre. I then add white to the base shadow color to get my mids and highlights. I generally use about 5 shades from darkest to lightest and will, in certain places, use straight raw umber for some of my darkest shadows (sparingly). HTH! Thanks for the kind words!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  13. citrico Active Member

    Country:
    Chile
    nice work, i realy like it

    congratulations!
  14. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Jay,
    Well done, but i think i'm the only neatpicker about the helmet.
    I've seen this helmet in real and the black is not matt. No, it is a shiney black. That's my only comment.
    Further i wish that i could paint like this.

    Marc
  15. flart1943 Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Well done

    Hi Jay
    Beautiful paint-job, it shows that oils need not turn out with a sheen. But how you do it I just don't know:confused:. Well done.
    Pete
  16. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Andres, Marc, Peter,
    many thanks for the kind words!

    Marc, good eye my friend! Yes the helmet should indeed be glossy, however I had to make an executive dicission when it came right down to it. I dull coat all my figures once their done to get a nice even flat finish (I'll wait for everyone to stop gasping!). With that said, I decided to go ahead and spray the helmet as well. I knew I would be sacrificing the shine, but what the heck, I rationalized to myself that he was field worn and it needed a polishing by this time! Good point! Thanks for looking.

    Jay H.
    OKC
  17. arthur Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Jay,
    An excellent piece !!!
    I am always inspired by the quality of your busts.
    Cheers,
    A.
  18. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Arthur,
    you are too kind mate! Thanks!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  19. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Outstanding work Jay
  20. eissteban Active Member

    Country:
    France
    Hi Jay
    it' s always a pleasure of seeing a figurine of my same favorite period if it is the enemy ;)
    The realization of this bust is a true success as always (I like your work since the first time that I saw it )
    Bravo

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