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WIP Critique Rainy Mountain Charlie

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Andrew Craft, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. Andrew Craft Well-Known Member

    Hi all,
    After having trouble getting inspired to paint I decided this afternoon to open up a figure I had been keeping till I thought I was good enough. It was a bust I first saw when I started painting and had to get. I have just about finished with the skin, but that's about all that is close to being finished at the moment, and after looking at the photos the shadows could be darkened I think. It's all in acrylics, feel free to critique I could use some tips on the clothing, it's never been my strong point.

    Thanks for looking,
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    nelly-samy, Guy and Meehan34 like this.
  2. tonydawe A Fixture


    I think the skin tones look perfect as they are mate.

    Far more natural looking than the high contrast style of painting.

    Congrats for having the confidence to have a go at this classic bust
  3. Meehan34 A Fixture

    I love this bust. I am in the opposite corner concerning contrast but paint it the way you like. You have been trending towards less contrast so that is the style you like. It's good to see you back at it Andrew. I always enjoy your painting.
  4. megroot A Fixture

    That skintone is perfect. I should leave it as it is.
    Great work so far, on this classic. (I don't have it, and I regreat it).

  5. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Looking really good
  6. housecarl Moderator

    Nice subtle variation in tone, smooth blending on the hat.
    Looking good mate,
  7. Alex Long A Fixture

    I agree with the other comments about the flesh tone, I think it looks very natural and I understand the temptation to darken the shadows but I think for a figure in this scale you have got the contrast correct. I think it it very easy to widen the contrast for the sake of it and restraint in this area is a skill in itself. Very good work so far.

  8. rusty nail Active Member

    Looking good! This has been my all time fav figure...would love to get my hands on one.
  9. Mark S Guest

    Beautifully painted, Andrew.
  10. Andrew Craft Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys, glad you like it. I guess I'll leave the flesh as is (general consensus is it is ok as is).
    I'll post pics of the figure when done.
    Thanks again for the comments.


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