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WIP The genius of Lon Chaney

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Jazz, May 31, 2011.

  1. Jazz A Fixture

    I have now completed Quasimodo. I have used oils throughout, over a base of acrylics. If the jacket looks a bit shiny it is because the oil paint is still slightly damp. Now I just have the Vampire from London after Midnight to go. I welcome any comments.

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  2. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Hello John:

    I think you have done very well. And of course, you realize that any comments
    I make are because I am looking at your photographs, and not actually at
    the bust in real time. I see that as definitely something to keep in mind, when
    a Planeteer like me decides to post an opinion. And that is all it is. . . one
    person's opinion.

    I would like to see more darker shadow areas, such as under the nose,
    under the chin, in the eye sockets. . . And to me the lips are too red,
    and I would like you to tone the lips down, to be more like his skin
    colour. I know this is not easy. Its like the old adage about the guy
    in NYC who hails a taxi, and says: How do you get to Carnegie Hall. . .
    The answer: Practice, practice, practice.

    We do indeed learn by doing. I will tell you that of the three bust
    of those famous Ghoulish fiends you have posted, the Dr. Jeckyl bust with
    those razor sharp teeth —watch out Spencer Tracy and Ingrid Bergman —
    is the one bust of the three, that I'm most excited about. I haven't sprung
    for it yet, but I have it in my mind as a project to try before my hand is
    too shakey to paint anymore. Oh gee, what a cheerful thought. Ignore the
    pablum of an old man, John. The main thing is to enjoy the journey.
    Figure modeling is supposed to be fun. . . . I know it is fer me, mate,

    Ricardo Jayhawker
  3. gordy Well-Known Member

    Enjoyable piece John, my comment would be: some highlighting for a touch of contrast (but i'm more a knife guy than a brush guy :) )
  4. rheath Active Member

    Nice 1 m8 - I like it.Bravo !;)
  5. Jazz A Fixture

    Thanks for the comments guys. Much appreciated as always. Rick, I agree with your comments wholeheartedly and will be doing as you say as I speak. Your words of wisdom are as always, an inspiration.

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