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WIP Critique Spaniard

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Piotrec, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. Piotrec Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello everyone,

    So I started this figure - great rendition of Maximus from Gladiator movie. BTW, one of my favorite movies of all time.

    I have finished skin painting. This time I used oils. I think it is my third approach to paint flesh with oils. I still do not have 100% control over the medium, but I found it finally very rewarding when used for skin. I believe that I will stick with this medium for much, much longer for this type of job.

    I am not very proud of this finish. Any feedback would be great, so I can improve next time when using oils for skin.

    russell_01.jpg russell_02.jpg russell_03.jpg
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  2. Mariobusta A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Looking good ,I am at the same stage with this figure , looking forward to seeing your progress .

    Neil
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  3. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nothing wrong there,the skin tones look natural

    Ron
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  4. arxo Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    I think it looks good. What oils did you use?
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  5. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice blending, as Ron has said, quite natural. nice work.

    Mark
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  6. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Nice flesh tones Piotr.I've painted with oils for over 20 years and a good tip is when you've finished painting stick your oil mix in the freezer where it won't go off.I then use a wet on dry technique for reinforcing the highlights and shading,almost like using acrylics.
    Brian
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  7. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    the flwsh tone is very very fine,the arm and leg are greath
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  8. REVENGE Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    nice start great figurine
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  9. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I agree with the others, looks like you're doing just fine!

    Joe
  10. Ventress Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
  11. YongA01 Active Member

    Country:
    Malaysia
    Nicely done so far....
  12. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This tip is damn handy!... I would never have thought of this!... Cheers.

    What I really like about, 'Oil', paint, is there flexibility,. (drying time aside), the blending is second to none! (IMHO). 'Wet-on-Wet], or 'Wet- on-Dry' !...

    Mark
  13. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    He's looking great so far, Piotr - nothing wrong with the flesh at all, it looks very natural.
    Looking forward to seeing more.
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  14. Piotrec Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks guys. That is a great tip Brian. I will use it for sure.
    The colors I used are: W&N Titanium White, Raw Sienna, Alizarin Crimson and Rembrant Cadmium Red Light, Viridian Green.
  15. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Great start Piotr,
    Flesh tones look really good.
    Looking forward to your next post.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  16. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Piotrec! .. .What range are you using? .. W/N, ' Winton' or 'Artist', I have just started using the Winton, range! .. although I am still a newbie to this range, I have noted a difference in both coverage and drying!

    Mark
  17. Piotrec Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I am using "Artist" range and I have never played with any other from W&N.
  18. Tubby-Nuts2 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The, 'Artist', range is what I was used to!. and still use,.. (IMHO). the, 'Winton', range, offer less coverage, but quicker drying, however used in conjunction with each other! they do allow a more flexible approach! ..

    These are purely my own observations,... it may be of help!

    Regards,

    Mark
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  19. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    The flesh looks good to me.
    Cheers
    John
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  20. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I think Brian nailed it, your work is great, just fine tune it if you feel the need. I often go back with oils and retouch after a dull coat has sealed the initial paint job. The translucent properties allow for some really subtle fixes and adjustments by lightly feathering them in, almost a dry brush technique in a sense, but not exactly. I also will do a filter spread, like a thinned layer of oils to tint the finished areas. It works really well to refine the highlights or shadowed areas.

    Take a few days away from it Piotrec and then go back and analyze it, see what's bothering you. It's got to be something simple, so give it some time and it will hit ya right up side the head and you'll wonder why you didn't catch it earlier. Happens to me all the time, comes with age Bro, lol.

    Keep at it buddy, I'm likin it from here!

    Cheers, Ski.

    P.S. I've been using Winsor & Newton for ever, great stuff. Raw Unber, Burnt Umber, Titanium White as base colors and the entire spectrum to fine tune the rest. Don't give up on the oils, they are a blessing.

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