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WIP Critique Spartan Hoplite--El Greco

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Meehan34, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Here is the latest thing I have been working on and getting close to finishing. Please post any comments and critiques that you may have. Thanks for the gander time.

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    e58160, ralpht, Willem and 12 others like this.
  2. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Beautiful work Mike. Ilike your version. It has personality and character.
    Pictures show a bit of shine on the reds, but might be the shooting light .

    Congratulations

    Costas
  3. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Mike,

    I like it but the blue eyes look out of place to me. I don't know if there were many blue eyed Spartans with dark brown hair, but it just seems unnatural to me. I'm sure you don't feel like changing it now, so I'll leave you with a positive comment; the flesh tones are great.
  4. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Hi! Mike.
    It's an excellent work very much.
    The fresh tone is very beautiful.
    I also liked red of a mantle.
    I think it built into a wonderful work.
    I congratulate completion.

    Mitsutaka
  5. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Mike, is very nice work!!!



    Alexandros
  6. elgreco A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Mike
    It's a pleasure to see you painting this. I really like the highlights and what you've done with the reds. I also like the added touch with the strap going across his shoulder. It's nice to see different painters adding different interpretations for the overall finish of the piece. Looking forward to see more of your work in progress, and obviously the finished piece. I like it a lot, well done! And i'm not just saying that, as I coudn't paint to save my life!! So it's always a pleasure to see a painted piece.
    Cheers
    Matt
  7. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Very nice indeed Mike - nowt wrong with this piece, you have done a good job.:cool:
  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Beautifull painted bust. And i agree with Tony.
    Blue eyes and black hair is not oftly seen on Greeks.
    I like it when woman has it, but i'm not sure then if the hair is natural then:D:D

    Marc
  9. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Mike,

    stunning paint my friend I like it very much.:)
    Those eyes are great(y)
  10. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you for the comments guys, I truly appreciate it! The eyes are going to stay as they are even if they are a rare trait on the dark haired greeks, they just turned out too good to mess with changing. They are my best eyes yet and honestly I am not sure if I could duplicate them. Matt thanks for bringing this guy to life, it is one of the most enjoyable busts I have ever painted. I have the Peltist as my next bust after I paint the 120mini Dragoon.

    Again thank you; Costas, Tony, Mitsutaka, Alexandros, Matt, Rob, Marc & Pedro. I really appreciate your remarks and critiques. I use them all to try and get better at figure painting.
  11. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent job on this one Mike. Look forwards to the dragoon.
    Carl.
  12. flart1943 Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Nice one Mike.
    Pete
  13. Steve Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Sorry I missed this yesterday, Mike. Good job, Grasshopper! You have found the path to tin!
  14. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Carl & Peter Thank you my friends. I appreciate the kind words.

    Angry Steve; Thanks for the compliment. Have fun visiting your brother and we will miss you at the show.
  15. Jenseits Member

    Country:
    France
    Stunning eyes Mike, very piercing
  16. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Great work Mike on this fantastic sculpt one of your best paint jobs to date IMHO.


    Cheers David
  17. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Mike i like alot what you have achieved with this one. Your painting skills are improving with every new project. I especially like your fleshtones. Well done.
  18. sirhogr Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Great paintjob Mike!
  19. mao A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Beautiful work Mike. I like your wonderful version
  20. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mike, a great version and brilliant job on the eyes. (y)

    Cheers Ken

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