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WIP something very (VERY) different ...

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by franck edet, Mar 16, 2021.

  1. franck edet A Fixture

    Hello Friends,

    during all my years living at my parents' place there was this reproduction on the dining room wall :


    time have past, but ... i still have this litography in my head ... Then i found an anatomical bust from beyond miniatures, i bought it without any particular idea but : my Mom reminded me about this paint by Pierre Yves Trémois ( https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre-Yves_Trémois )

    and suddenly i had a project in mind !

    actually i'm in the concept phases and tried some experiments :


    this is the bust, Now i want it to have a background ... hopefully representative of Trémois' work ... i want to experiment the 3d effect of painting on transparent layers so here is a very rough draft ... just to see the effect :

    001.jpg 002.jpg 003.jpg

    here i am now, waiting for a monkey to be delivered sometimes ...

    As I said, the background will be way more bigger than the draft shown here ... it was just a test to validate the 3D effect :)

    This is going to be a very long project, this is not just painting a figure, i want to show an artist work and eventually humbly bring it into our century ... the journey is just beginning :)

    I will publish the steps here, i hope you'll comment all along the process as your feedback will be invaluable to me !
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  2. Dr Bison Active Member

    What an enterprise! I am definitely following your progress.
  3. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Franck, I'm on this one for sure. What an interesting project!

  4. DaddyO A Fixture

    I tell you what Frank I always check out your threads and always find myself being drawn in.:D
    This is another goody and a real conversation starter. Love what's gone on so far and look forward to more updates
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    I like this already. Following.
  6. franck edet A Fixture

    thank you all :)
  7. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Franck

    Catching up a bit ....whst a great project and as you say very different

    The bust on its own is a nice piece but look forward to the monkey arriving

    Following with much interest and look forward to updates

    Why not enter in the class of your choice in the new FOTM as well as voting in the previous month , also there is Vignette & Diorama comp ...see link at top of page

    Always good to see your artwork

    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to seeing the next

    Happy benchtime

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  8. Larsen E. Whipsnade PlanetFigure Supporter

    Very different and very cool! Good luck with the project. I can't wait to see it completed.
  9. franck edet A Fixture

    Hello Friends,
    this is going to be a long project as with the covid situation shippings are... strange LOL but anyway i started working on the background.

    the project is taking life :)

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  10. franck edet A Fixture

    hello my friends

    the project is still "on" but i'm still waiting for the other actor to be delivered. i've ordered various monkeys i've found on the internet, from wood statues to toys ...
    and i'm slowly thinking too of using the excellent Orangutan bust from Robot rocket miniatures ... i will make a choice when those possibilities will arrive here :)

    today i will start painting the human bust ... let's see where it goes ;)

    and finally i've found the title for this piece : 3T ... for Tribute To Tremois

    stay tuned for more !
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  11. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Franck

    Wondered what was happening on this thread .....look forward to more on the human and the rest when you get it

    Staying tuned

    Happy benchtine

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  12. franck edet A Fixture

    today'S been a good day : sunny and warm outside and i decided to work on my patio :)

    i've put the base work on for the flesh volumes and eyes are more or less done ... and no he doesn't look friendly

    007.jpg 008.jpg 009.jpg

    base is African Shadow mixed with purple
    first volumes : base + basic flesh
    first highlight : basic flesh + sunny skintone

    eyes : white sands
    irises : base of deep blue, then adriatic blue finally a dot of deep blue for the pupil. last : dot of pure white for the light

    all refs are Scalecolors acrylics
    all paintbrush :)
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  13. Wayneb A Fixture

    Very interesting.......I will control myself to not use too much of my own imagination to see where this is going.....look forward to more progress.

  14. franck edet A Fixture

    thank you wayne :) and feel free to let your imagination go ;)
    this one is a free for all !
  15. franck edet A Fixture

    hi friends,

    continuing on the concept ... some touch ups on the skin but not so much and start on the dark side of humanity

    010.jpg 011.jpg 012.jpg 013.jpg 014.jpg

    still so much to go but i'm quite happy with the direction it's leading to :)
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  16. Nap A Fixture

    Catching up a bit on this , looking good Franck , interesting there's scars on the flesh will you do more on them

    Certainly a blank canvas for effects

    Following with interest

    Happy benchtine

  17. franck edet A Fixture

    thanks Nap :)

    at the moment i don't know, i will see how it turns with the Lighting concept i have in my head for the moment hahahaha

  18. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Is it a monkey or a great ape, of which there are six species: homo sapiens sapiens, gorilla, chimpanzee, baboon, orang utan and gibbon?

  19. franck edet A Fixture

    The original painting shows a baboon, unfortunately i didn't find any in this scale so ... i will have to use another species. Not really a problem as this is a Tribute and not a copy of the original piece :)
  20. franck edet A Fixture

    back on track with this one,

    fortunately i was lucky to find an OrangUtan from Robot Rocket miniatures this last spring during a convention we had in Quebec !
    scale is perfect for my project and it even adds another dimension being a mother !

    so after priming it with black i started on the faces today, and this is all a challenge as this is not human flesh !

    as a base i used African Shadow mixed with black then highlights were : Sandalwood and finally Birch (all mixed up together progressively)

    eyes : whitesands, then irises with redbrown and finally black, hint of pure white for the light.

    so here i am :


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