Templar Sergeant 13th Century.

Discussion in 'Brutal Honesty - Critique Center' started by FlyingDutchman, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. FlyingDutchman PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I just painted this bust that will be entered into a competition in October.
    Looking for some feedback and posible help if improvement is needed.


    Templar Sergeant 13th Century.
    "After the Battle"
    1:10 scale Andrea Miniatures.
    Painted in Andrea and Vallejo acrylics.

    The base is just temporally, I will put him on a wooden plinth that I ordered...

    Thank you in advance,
    Frans




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  2. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Excellent job.
    Can't find nothing to comment on.

    Marc
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  3. FlyingDutchman PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you very much Marc, glad you like it.
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  4. mortier Well-Known Member

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    Germany
    Very good version of this well known bust,congrats
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  5. FlyingDutchman PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you :)
    It is a well know bust, and I see him a lot with a white or black vest.
    That's why I painted this version in a leather vest for they did had those as well .
    I had a bit of a worry that all that leather might be a bit to much.
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  6. mortier Well-Known Member

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    No,the leather is not to much,it looks real
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  7. fogie Active Member

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    Love the overall 'tone' of this piece - soft and muted. I'd lose the red sword binding though
    and soften the cross a bit.... a more brownish tone to blend in with the overall look. Just an
    opinion of course about an excellent piece of work
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  8. FlyingDutchman PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you..
    I was doubting about the colour of that sword binding thing. To me it is the weakest spot of this bust. I thought to paint it canvas or red leather, maybe that would be better then red.
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  9. franceso sbarile Well-Known Member

    Fine work on this lovely bust. Enjoiable leathers and metals. Agreed with fogie about the cross, it looks a bit too "new" with respect of the surcoat.
    Congrats !
    Francesco
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  10. fogie Active Member

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    That's the ticket ! I'm sure it'll work.
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  11. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Very well painted leathers and I like your flesh tones. Agree with others about the cross though but a fine looking bust that I wish was mine.
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  12. FlyingDutchman PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you gentleman :)
    Good point about the red cross, I will work on that.
    Funny thing, I did made it more brown, but I took it off again for I thought it was too much weathered... lol
    That's why I asked opinions, so It's very much appreciated!

    Frans
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  13. franceso sbarile Well-Known Member

    If you work on it and I must suggest one thing more please don't feel upset. The cross was fixed to the surcoat by sewing it so a little paintjob simulating sewing can give it more realism. Hope this can help. :)
    Francesco
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  14. FlyingDutchman PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Im not upset, im grateful!
    Great idea, thank you Francesco !
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  15. Steve Ski Well-Known Member

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    I'd have to say you captured the mood in this ol buggers face quite well. Very well done!
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  16. FlyingDutchman PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you!
    :D
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  17. Nap Forum Moderator

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    England
    Hi there Frans

    Catching up a little ..like this version..lots ...the leatherwork really does add somrething ...add that stitching , agree about the sword binding .... and that's it all sorted

    Good luck in comp..let us know how it goes

    Nap
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  18. FlyingDutchman PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Netherlands
    Thanks Nap, glad you like him.
    I tried the stitching, no succes so far. Need to get me some new paintbrushes mine are all worn out...that might do the trick.. lol
    And the competition is October 22nd so I will let PF now how it went for sure!
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  19. Wayneb PlanetFigure Supporter

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    For my taste, I think this piece looks excellent.. Flesh not overdone...The only thing I would do if this were mine would be more contrast between the leather vest and belt. I might use some thin black washes across the whole length of the belt to bring out the contrast between the belt and vest. But that's just me....You can tell me I'm full of dog do do and you would probably be right. Still..an excellent job on this piece that is not overdone....keep up the good work...

    Wayne
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  20. FlyingDutchman PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thank you!
    I like to read and take all comments to make my work better, so every tip is a useful one.I might give that wash a go, will give it a small test on his back first thought. :)
    Cheers, Frans

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