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WIP Sleepy Hollow- 54mm original

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Stephen Ward, May 22, 2012.

  1. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    United-States
    With being out of town for work a lot lately it's been hard to get around to posting anything new, though I've stayed busy. Some wedding cake figures and a WWII Pacific Marine for my good friend Steve have been finished and this is my latest. It's Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman from Sleepy Hollow. Tried to compose it so you can always see the Horseman stalking Ichabod, though Ichabod doesn't see him. Will be doing the Horseman in the uniform of the Hessian Jägers, green coat with red facings and off-white breeches.

    Got the head for Ichabod painted already (have been itching to paint). Tried to go for a pale, almost sickly and gaunt Ichabod, terrified of the Hessian stalking him in the woods. Anyway guys, hope you like how it's coming along. More soon. Cheers, Stephen

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  2. pmfs A Fixture

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  3. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Very interesting. I will follow!

    Pedro.
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  4. Patrick Kamsma Active Member

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    I like the movie. I will follow your progress.
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  5. DEL A Fixture

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    Looks really interesting Stephen.
    The painted head is beautifully done.....cracking expression.
    Looking forward to it's progress.
    Cheers
    Derek
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  6. salonikios Active Member

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    Greece
    I like all this project Stephen and so far the head is beautifully painted .
    The film by Tim Burton is great, so keep going ;)

    theo
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  7. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    yeah, this will be one I follow for sure. I like the pose on the horseman, has a creeping along look.
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  8. eas6644 Active Member

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    What colors did you use for the head? It looks great.
    Ed
  9. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    United-States
    Gents, thanks much for the kind words. This project has been a ton of fun so far and I'm glad y'all like it.

    Thanks Ed. The palette is pretty simple actually, and it's similar to what Ernesto Reyes and Jaume Ortiz use. Base of Brown Sand, with more and more Basic Skintone added to build up the highlights. Shadows with base and Burnt Cadmium Red, plus a bit of Reaper Red Brick and Vallejo's Black added for the darkest shadows. Some glazes of Cavalry Brown were added to the cheeks and jaw, plus some 90/10 mixes of water and the base color/Yellow Ochre for some tinting of the face on the lowest highlights to give a slightly pale/sick look to Ichabod. Five o'clock shadow with black and base + Basic Skintone. After all that is done, some extremely thinned down glazes of violet and Salmon Rose were added here and there to give different color variations. Hopefully all of that makes sense.
  10. davidmitchell A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Very interesting subject Stephen. Will look forward to seeing how this turns out.


    Cheers David
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  11. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Another interesting piece from you Stephen.
    Carl.(y)
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  12. Helm A Fixture

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    England
    Nice looks great so far I like the idea of the stalking horseman
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  13. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    I knew from the preview on the home page this was one of yours, so I knew I had to fellow it as you are one of my fave artists.
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  14. hahaha_baby New Member

    :) cute! looking forward to seeing the finished item!!
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  15. m@rp Active Member

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    Belgium
    Very nice subject Stephen
    I am looking forward to seeing it finished
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  16. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    United-States
    Many thanks guys, always humbling that the stuff I work on in a little apartment in Austin, Texas is received so well in so many places.

    Thanks Matthew, that's awfully nice of you to say. Hope this one lives up to expectations.
  17. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    I'm quite sure it will, you have a certain artistic style that speaks to me.
  18. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    United-States
    Looking good Stephen
  19. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    United-States
  20. Stephen Ward Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Progress on Ichabod. I have the majority of the trousers sculpted; getting a skinny look for this guy has been a challenge but it's getting there, definitely different sculpting late colonial-era clothing than anything else I've done thus far. Hopefully it's on the right track. More soon. Cheers, Stephen
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