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Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by conny, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. conny Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Guy`s,
    I have started this project for one a half year, and now I painted from time to time a little bit on this.I am ready with this flat in 1 years I think. ;)
    It is a flat in 30mm engraved by Ludwig Frank

    [IMG]


    Cheers
    Conny
  2. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Awesome painting Conny............30mm.....whew..........too small for these old eyes.
  3. Opsofficer New Member

    Nicely done, Konrad! :)

    Are you sure it is not 30mm for the spear point only? :lol:

    Justin :)
  4. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Konrad, absolutely beautiful, looking forward to your next step.

    keep up the good work.

    Cheers
    Roc :)
  5. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Konrad, excellent again. Keep up the good work. I'd love to see your stuff in the flesh, because even though it looks great, I often feel that photography takes away something and stuff looks better in the flesh. See you at Euro next year!

    take care mate.
  6. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful work, Conny!!
  7. conny Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Guys,
    Thanks for your nice comments.

    @Justin: I am very sure, but I must be a little bit crazy to do this work. ;)

    @Roc: You have time ?? Please you give me time to finish this flat.

    @Anthony: Folkestone is every time for me a pleasure, see you in the next year. A good friend give me in last days a article of a german magazine with pictures from my first trip to Folkestone, oh my it`s 17 year ago.

    Cheers
    Conny
  8. Hyades New Member

    Absolutely fantastic stuff, Conny! That deep red is magnificent and the detail amazing. You sure it's only a 30mm? ;^)

    Love the work, my friend. Keep us posted!

    Nancy
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Konrad,

    Again this one is becoming a masterpiece. I know you paint in oils, so i am curious to achive that deep red colour.
    Can you explain it.

    Marc
  10. conny Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Marc,
    I have use Paynsegrey, Carmine, Cadmium red deep and Cadmium red light.
    At first paint Paynsegrey over the whole area not to thick ( halbdeckend in german) let it dry (10 Min), then Carmine over the whole area so that you have close with this two colours the area. Now paint the first light with Cadmium red deep and the hightlights with Cadmium red light. That is all my friend. ;)

    Cheers
    Conny
  11. jjgurk Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Konrad that is incredible. To get so much detail and vibrancy in your colours in such a small scale is well beyond my capabilities. Simply superb.

    John
  12. Hyades New Member

    Conny,

    If I may ask, but with your mix for that great deep red color, is your technique call for wet on wet? (I'm assuming all the colors you listed were oil paints.) Also, do you undercoat your figures with acrylics?

    Thanks for letting me pester you with questions. Vielen Dank!

    Nancy
  13. conny Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Nancy,
    I painted wet in wet but I repeat the same 2-4 times. After the first panting session let it dry for 2 days then start again with the same painting. Paint every time verry thin you must not get on the first painting session the finish result. I think the big mistake by painting with oil colors is the most painter want the result on the first painting session. If you read books of the old masters ( Rembrandt, Goya etc. ) they use some layers to get the result of the finished color.With that last session use a mix of Chromoxidgreen deep, Ultramarinblue deep and Carmine to strengthen the shadows. :)

    Do without with painting on white and black, white makes every colour milky and black grey. It is better to use the complementray colors so you get a naturally look.

    If you can read a little bit german please you visit the follow websites, I write this article it is 3 years ago.

    The world of the colours part 1

    The world of the colours part 2

    The world of the colours part 3

    The world of the colours part 4



    Cheers
    Conny
  14. Hyades New Member

    Conny,

    Thanks for the clarification! It'll be interesting to see if I can mimic your technique. I'll be checking out those websites, too.

    Thanks again!

    Nancy

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