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Completed Critique Stretcher Bearer 1916 - 1918

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by megroot, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Finished this little gem from Carl Reid. As you all know my interest is great in WW 1 and I had to paint this. Reading alot where the Stretcher Bearer bring there wounded man I decided to make a "wedgie " :) and put him between a dressing station. I read alot about dressing station and it could vary from a shell hole till a tent or a church miles behind the frontline.
    The tent is based on this picture : ch16fig62.jpg
    It depicts a tent from the allies in France. Alot of stretcher bearers bring there wounded man to this kind of tents with or without help from ambulances.
    The inside of the tent is based on this picture
    7533198918_fc07516749.jpg

    So enough of that dry information. This is what I did with the stretcher bearer from Carl Reid.
    As always the picture's don't do right to the colors.
    stretcher 001 (Medium).jpg stretcher 003 (Medium).jpg stretcher 002 (Medium).jpg

    Well, shoot the messenger if you don't like it with instructive comments.

    Marc
    Aveleira, kaz6120, DEL and 3 others like this.
  2. Steve Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    That is one of the most imaginative wedgies I have ever seen. Sweet!
  3. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    This is the stuff I like Marc. Lots to look at. I'm a fan of models that make you want to find out more about the subject.
    This is one beauty.
    Well done Marc.
    Cheers
    Derek
  4. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Sweden
    Good idea with the tent part, Marc. Im not sure if I like the photo? Perhaps the lines to the tent could be straighten? Try to wax them with beeswax.

    Cheers
    Janne Nilsson
  5. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent Marc.
    Carl.(y)
  6. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Very imaginative Marc but I find the B&W photo doesn't really work. I would prefer to see a colour hand painted background that ties in better. But again the idea is super and the figure is very well done.

    Colin
  7. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    A very imaginative concept Marc. Well done for having the guts to have a go at it.
  8. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Marc, what a brilliant idea - I love wedgies, and this one is a real beauty!
    I tend to agree with Colin though, I think a colour, hand painted background for the tent would look more convincing.
    Again, brilliant job!
  9. Ulrich PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Marc. The idea is great and I like that "Wedgie" but I agree with Nick and Colin. A coloured background would be better
  10. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks for all the nice comments guys.
    As far as the colored picture goes: I could not find a color picture of this subject. And I cannot paint a painting, I don't have the skills.
    I wish somebody could paint that for me....I should apreciate that.
    Thanks again.

    Marc
  11. Johan Kees Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Very imaginative idea, Marc. The staining on the figure and stretcher is a grim reminder of the horrible thruth of war with widespread suffering, destruction and countless lifes getting lost. Well done!

    Although I have to praise your general idea of the background and tent, I think the execution could have been done with a little bit more care. To be more precise the blending of the colours on the tent is harsh. Also, the ropes have to be straightened as, normally, these are under tension to keep the tent upright. Finally, the cap on top of the tent pole is misconceived compared with the original photos you have added. This cap needs to sit deeper and follow the lines of the canvas of the.

    But again, I generally like what you have done.

    J;)han
  12. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks Johan for the remarks.
    I didn't see the bended rope till the pictures are taken. That is easy to fix. Good point of the captop. Gonna change that.

    Marc
  13. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I like what youve done with this Marc.
  14. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice idea Marc ! there wasn't a lot of colour in that war so maybe a sepia backdrop might work well ,then again if you are happy with it, then let it be

    Ron
  15. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Ron and Jazz,
    Thanks again for the input.

    Marc
  16. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    stretcher 004 (Medium).jpg stretcher 005 (Medium).jpg
    All the guys who made some comment thank you so much.
    Finally with all the recommendations I made the dissisions.
    Made a new backdrop into the tent in Sepia color and much darker so it doesn't attrack the eye from the figure and I must admit:) its much better. The picture must be trimmed tomorrow, but you get the idea.
    The top on the tent is sculpted again like Johan mentioned and yes, its much better. Painting follows tomorrow.
    NickM likes this.
  17. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That works for me Marc (y)(y)

    ron
  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
  19. Ferris A Fixture

    Very imaginative vignette Marc. The sepia colour of the photo works wonders for the overall impression!

    Adrian
  20. Johan Kees Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    That's the way to go, Marc!

    J;) han

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