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WIP Son of the Morning Star

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by jimias, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello friends,
    started this 90mm mounted figure from Andrea the other day. I m not a great fan of horse painting, actually i haven t painted more than five or so of them. Did my best with oils. Please feel free to comment,suggest and criticize.
    Thanks

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  2. dinovision79 Active Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Despite that Dimitrios, it looks perfect to me! Looking forward to see Custer in the saddle :)
  3. scipion94 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Spain
    (y) Espectacular, congratulations for this painting.

    I expect see Custer .
  4. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Beautiful painting, but I think that the musculature of the sculpt is over done.
    Excellent brushwork though,
    Carl.
  5. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Denez, Pedro thank you guys, i also cant wait to put Caster on the saddle but it s seems i have a long long way to go.
    Carl i think you are right about the musculature, and knowing my painting style i might have overdone contrast as usual!!!
  6. kagemusha A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Dimitrios, as a lover of horses and painting them, I would be very pleased to achieve the same standard. Very nice mate.
    Regards, Ron
  7. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Great start on the horse Demitrios, yes the rear musculature is a bit overdone in the cast but doesn't detract too much nice overall.:mad:
  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work on the horse.
    I think you must tone down the musculs. They are tho pronounced. With a less harder shading it should look better.
    But thats only my opinion.

    marc
  9. salonikios Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    ρε φίλε εσύ θα μας τρελάνεις!!!

    astonishing!!
  10. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    good gravy that looks spectacular. Looking forward to the next steps.
  11. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Splendid!
    A wonderful horse.
    I lost sight of an estimated word.
    Great!

    Mitsutaka
  12. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    I clicked in when there was no comment and went out for some Chinese cuisine with a vague impression of "Wow an Arnold of a horse this".

    Obviously the muscles here are very, very defined, and I can see the fun of doing that. Now, is this ok? Should it be toned down? I think it is a very personal choice.

    There are a lot of masters who excel in exagerated highlights, but then again you have Mr Ishii, who approaches the same scale with such heart-stopping subtlety and naturalism, the transition between white and 'pink' flesh happens like a 'Hit-or-Miss'. I love both styles (usually starting out to copy Mr Ishii's style and ended up the opposite direction). For example I adore your last project, Dimitrios, which now is your profile pic. It is easy to see how a painter who brings us this handsome Spartan is likely to deliver a very muscular horse, especially when this particular horse kit is sculpted so.

    In another word, this horse is so far to me a cracking piece of 'eye candy'. I have seen human faces with much more noted variations in flesh tone being flattered (and I dont mean this 100% favourably). Compared to those, this still has some way to go before crossing the line.

    I wanted this kit badly but it was out of stock. Will follow closely.
  13. RFL Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow !!

    I think the horse is very fine Dimitrios, but might be a little better with less harsh highlight/shadows but that is really just a personal call and could well be the lighting photograph.

    I would like to see a very, very little glaze to the oils when done to reproduce the sheen of a horse coat.

    Wonderful start....!
  14. ATTİLA the HUN Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Turkey
    Dimitri, Great Horse paintings. I'll be follow your project. You have made good choice figure. (y)

    Regards from TURKEY............:cool:
  15. petermh Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Overall this looks pretty good but I have to agree with other comments that the muscles are overdone particularly the horse's flanks.
  16. Theodoros A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    ΦΟΒΕΡΟΣ ! Τι αλογάρα είναι αυτή Δημήτρη ;
    Congrats !
  17. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Thank you all for your comments and productive critique. I can see what you are pointing out. The contrast is In fact unatural. I will try to balance things a bit see how it goes.
  18. I SEE A MUCH BETTER HORSE THEN ANDREA'S BOX ART!

    Nice mate. looking forward to see Custer now!
  19. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    so far 10/10 good depth of colour.
    sam
  20. templar magister Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Dimitri superb painting!Can you share the colours that you used with us?
    Christos(y)

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