Royalist Officer bust - Finished!

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mongo Mel, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Mongo Mel Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey everybody,
    It's been a long time since I posted anything but I recently completed the United Empire Miniatures "Royalist Officer - English Civil War" bust by Matt Springer....

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    It's a beautiful bust and I really enjoyed painting it. But being a bit out of practice, I think I did a fair job on it at best. I'm just so happy that I finally finished something :)

    As always, I appreciate any and all constructive comments and criticizims.
    Thanks for looking,
    Craig

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  2. jacksparrow1979 New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Such a shame that United Empire Miniatures are not still going. Would have loved to have purchased some of their busts.
    Very nicely painted Craig. Great bust!
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    stunning work Craig. I like almost every painted mm. i seen.
    This is what i like to see that could be better: the white sleeves. They have no shade's on the picture......maybe there is shading but it isn't to see on this picture.

    marc
  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Lovely bust Craig, very well painted.
  5. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hello

    Very well done.

    Regards from Portugal
    Pedro
  6. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Craig,

    Nice paintwork on the face, especially like the eyes.

    Cheers Ken

    What happens if you get scared half to death twice .?
  7. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Hi Craig, Really nice work, the eyes in particular are very nicely painted, something I find really difficult! The feathers on the hat are completely bleached of any colour-I assume that is the camera?
    Keith.
  8. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent painting Craig.
  9. Mongo Mel Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello all,
    Thanks for your comments.
    Jason, I sent you a PM about UEM that may be of interest.
    Marc, I did rather subtle shadowing and highlighting of the sleeves. And I didn't want the sleeves to match too closely in color with the white lace collar. I used Buff mixed with Parchment for the base color, Titanium White for the highlights and just a tiny bit of Burnt Sienna for shadowing. My goal was for it to look more like a raw cotton as compared to the lace.
    Keith, the feathers are also rather subtle. I painted them using a mix of Titanium White and a little Sepia. When dry, I applied a wash of Titanium White which toned down the Sepia. Then when this was dry, I did some spot highlighting with Titanium White.
    Thanks again for all the feedback.
    Craig :)
  10. RFL Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Craig

    I think that`s a much better paint job then the pics represent. Perhaps a few tones darker will give a better feel for the work IMHO.

    RL
  11. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Hi Craig, very good job, I like it very much and there's nothing personally I would change
    or improve - VERY GOOD !!

    RobH.
  12. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Very nice painting Craig!!

    Ray ;)
  13. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Craig,
    Very nice bust.
    Cheers
    John
  14. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice work Craig! I have this bust as well and have always liked it. I have some slight modifications in mind for mine. Yours is an inspiration!

    Jay H.
    OKc

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