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WIP Critique Red Lancer- Part II

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ChaosCossack, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Hey again,
    The Red Lancer project continues...
    The rider is 95% complete, just sword/scabbard, lance and stirrups. Started in on the horse now. Just a base coat on the horse and saddle blanket. The horse's tack will be a nightmare, not only is it quite complex, most of the head tack has a red 'wolf's tooth' border on it:confused:.
    Back at it tonight!

    Thanks for your consideration

    Colin

    IMGP0539.jpg IMGP0537.jpg IMGP0538.JPG IMGP0540.jpg IMGP0541.jpg IMGP0542.jpg Cheers!!
    tiberius57, Mariner and jknaus like this.
  2. Mat Lambert A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looks good Colin. Like the dark horse, keep it dark!
    Good luck tonight if you get to the head collar.
    Cheers
    Mat
  3. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Mat
    Gonna stick with the dark bay... makes the reds and the golds in the saddle cloth really stand out, I think.

    Cheers

    Colin
  4. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Very nice!!! Like the painting, just have a thing I would like to see: the braids with more highlights!!!
    I'm waiting to see the horse. . .

    Best Regards

    Pedro
  5. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Pedro
    Does this show the braid better? Its highlighted with goldbrown and flat yellow mixed 30:70. Does it need more?

    Colin
    Braid.jpg
  6. jcichon Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Colin, my major critique would be your uniform looks real flat. It looks like one color of red in my opinion. I think a lot of it has to do with your photography which most of us suffer from. You need to set your WB to custom first and then photograph your figure so you can use your editing software to tidy it up and show more of the actual coloring
  7. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I've been fooling with the lighting a little and I think I made it worse (kinda yellow). I haven't tried editing at all... that might help. I'll try a couple of things.
  8. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal

    Yes I can see better. . . it has some shading and highlight, but in my opinion and if I were doing it I would paint with a little more light on the upper parts, shoulders for instance. . . But hey! it's my opinion. And I don't have experience on napoleonics.... just my taste :)
    And maybe the red could have more work on in... but maybe the camera doesn't do justice.

    Best Regards

    Pedro
  9. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I gotta fix my lighting and redo the pics... editing didn't help:mad:
  10. MarquisMini A Fixture

    Country:
    Argentina
    Colin,there is one pic that i can really see the contrast,i really like the way it look.
    I think that you have done an amaing job on the blue,also the red,but the blue is great!.
    The braid looks fantastic,i can see that you spent a great deal of time on it (y)
  11. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    very nice work so far.
    Like the golden lace

    marc
  12. Mariner Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Hey there CJ...I think the face on this figure is excellent, and the horse is looking great...why not try shooting your pics by a window in natural light? I can't get mine right under lights to save my life:notworthy: but I find natural light works much better.
    This one's going to be stunning when you're done(y)
    Mary
  13. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks for the comments everyone:notworthy:
    The horse just has a base coat on it so far... I will be starting the highs and shades on it this weekend. Question Mary... as you know your horses, you probably have a good idea. On the horses coat (excluding light effects) is the colour lighter on the bottom and darker on top or darker on the bottom and lighter on top? I've heard both ways but one must be "more right".
    I'll try the daylight photography this week end(y)

    Colin
  14. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great work colin,this looks a very complicated kit to paint,i'm sur you'll handle the tack ok,the rider lookes very well done,look forward to seeing more (y)

    Brian
  15. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Nice progress, Colin.
    Before you are shooting in daylight, set the camera white balance. Take a white paper and focus the camera on it. Find in the menu the white balance and select. Everything in daylight. It will help.
    Cheers,
    Zeno
  16. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks Brian, very kind of you
    Zeno, I'll give it a try... this is the first camera I've owned that isn't disposable ;)

    Cheers

    Colin

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