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Stefano's painting of the Crimean Veteran.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Roc, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
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    After cleaning the sculpture, I give it a good coat of gray primer, in this case I used gray primer, but I’m not restricted to it, the fact is I use what ever I have at my disposal at the time.
    I have a mixed technique, meaning that I use acrylics and oils.

    After mixing the base color that I desire, I darken this mix just a bit and than I brush it on the entire piece, as soon as it dries , I progressively lighten it with the base color until I achieve the highlights desired;
    In effect the quantity of base color that I add is subsequently white for the highlights, only what is needed to highlight the color and not to fade it.

    The base color that I previously prepared , I darken it with black and dilute it in order to create a glaze which I apply to the folds and deep folds according to where the light produced by my lamp falls.
    Black mixed with red creates the maximum shadow contrast.

    I finally use oils , I use light glazes, to achieve tones and small variations where ever needed.
    This technique works with any flesh color, reds , blues etc…
    The secret lies with the understanding of highlighting and shading .

    Ciao
    Stefano
  2. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    More pictures.

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    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  3. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful article Stefano. Many thanks for sharring with us. Thanks Roc for doing the translation.
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Stefano,

    Thanks for the article. Rocco (y) .
    I really find it a great piece of work.

    marc
  5. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I'll use Guy's adjective and again describe this piece as beautiful. It is a lovely bitter-sweet study of a Crimean soldier and is a great example of how a single figure can tell a story all on it's own.

    Also it's an illustration that sometimes, the 'quieter' figures are the ones that say the most.

    Thanks again for sharing it with us all.
  6. AndreasBennwik Member

    Country:
    Sweden
  7. Stefano Borin New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    :) without an arm for a short warking it's a to beautifull subject, anyway!
    thank you for your approvation, please go on, polease!! ... it's usefull for my nex inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!yaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:


    Stefano
  8. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Ciao Stefano :)

    Amazing stuff as expected.......your sculpting has been one of the most EXCEPTIONAL to grace our hobby, and now you take your painting to the very pinnacle as well :eek:

    Tanti saluti,

    Ray ;)
  9. Kevindunne Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    An incredible job...any chance this will be a kit?
    Kevin
  10. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Ciao Stefano. Excellent stuff as usual. Be good :lol:

    Regards
    Stephen Mallia
  11. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    That red on his trousers is brilliant
    Brian
  12. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Stefano, many thanks for taking time to share with us this beautiful sculpture,
    we all appreciate and I know that your participation and contributions have enriched all of us.
    It has been a real pleasure to translate for you, if you ever need me, I will be just an e-mail away.

    Ciao
    Roc.
  13. Johan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    This is great : not only well sculpted and wel painted, but the figure also "breathes" a feel for the period... miniaturism at it's best ! (y)

    Now, Stefano, how about a 120mm version of this one, produced in resin ? :)
  14. Stefano Borin New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Johan!
    I never know there was a 120mm resin version of this subject.
    This is only a 54mm scretch and wil not be comercial one.

    Stefano
  15. Johan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Well, Stefano, I know that, but what I wanted to say is : why don't you do another version of this figure, in 120mm and commercially available ? Or maybe as a 90mmm or 100mm figure ? It would be a painter's dream, as it is an interesting and colourful subject, and a GREAT sculpture ! (y)
  16. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    That is a fantastic sculpting and painting job. The colors look so right for the subject. I always felt that photo would make a great bust, it also makes a great full figure as well.~Gary
  17. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Stefano, I have to agree with Johann. If this was a commercial casting it would sell like hot cakes and we'd see lots of them on competition tables on both sides of the Atlantic I'm sure.

    Johann mentions other scales, but in 54mm it's a real gem.

    thanks again
  18. Stefano Borin New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Yes Johan, I misunderstand
    It should be a good Idea but you know I sculpt for other company, but anyway a can suggest it..I will!!!!

    Stefano
  19. Guayo New Member

    I really like the figure, now we know that you not only can great great sculptures but also paint like the masters,

    Is this going to a private collection Mr Borin?

    Looking forward to your next Project,
    Best Regards,
    Eduardo Tellez.
  20. Stefano Borin New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Yes it is Guayo!
    It is a project for a collector.
    Now I'm working for another one...

    ciao Stefano

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