The Lancers horse.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Roc, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    The Bald headed horse.

    Hey guys, I delayed in painting the horse, My wife had me painting the recreation room, not a very enjoyable task., but I finally got back on track.
    The horse still needs more shadows and highlights.

    Thank you very much for your patience.

    advice and critique are most welcome.

    I- Primed horse with floquil primer.
    2- Undercoated the horse using burnt umber acrylic paint.

    Oils
    1 -Base - Windsor Newton brown madder alizarin + Rembrandt burnt sienna.
    2 - Medium shadows - Liquitex dioxide purple,
    Any purple will do.
    3 -Dark shadows - mix ivory black into medium shadow.
    4 - Medium highlight - Mars red.
    5 -Extreme highlights - Mars orange applied to the uppermost part of the horse.
    6-Extreme shadows - pure Ivory black.


    The eyes
    used the same black mixture as stated above,when dry I will give the eye a wash with cadmium red deep, and add the catch light with a little titanium white.
    After eye is completely dry,I will mix some ttwo part clear epoxy glue and apply it over the entire eye, to give it a nice sparkle.

    The hoofs.
    Base - Parchment + raw Sienna.
    Shadow- burnt umber.
    Highlight - unbleached titanium.

    Horse shoes-
    Testor silver with a little burnt umber and ivory black added to it.
    Shadows - ivory black.
    Highlight- testor silver with a touch of burnt umber.
    Catch light - pure silver.

    The mouth - .

    The tongue
    Base- Cadmium red with a little parchment mixed into it.
    Highlight -Titanium white with a little bit of the base color.

    Teeth
    Base- unbleached titanium with a little burnt umber and a touch of cadmium red.
    Shadow- burnt umber.
    High light - unbleached titanium.
    Extreme highlights - titanium white.

    When completely dry, usually after two weeks, I will give it a light sheen
    I use a mixture of 25% linseed oil and 75% turps, I apply this mixture with a large flat brush, when dry, and it will give the horse natural looking sheen.

    Next I will paint the saddle.

    Cheers.

    Roc.













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  2. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    VERY nice Roc! I'm getting motivated to start a mounted figure myself. Thanks for sharing your formula.
  3. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Awesome Roc.........more motivation to get back to mine and finish him....thanks
  4. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Roc , I like that bay colour very much.Well done my friend

    Stephen Mallia
  5. Jim Patrick Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I have to agree with everyone else Roc. Very nice looking. I generally only paint lighter horses because I can't seem to capture the "look" of the darker horses. Not the case with you. Again, great job (y) .

    Jim Patrick
  6. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Jason,thanks,much appreciated,I'm gland to see you motivated to paint a horse,I'm looking forward to seeing some pics of your future project.

    Cheers.

    Roc. :)
  7. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Guy,my friend, thanks for the encouragement,you know, I appreciate it.
    Looking forward to your next step on your lancer.

    Cheers.

    Roc. :)
  8. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Stephen, carissimo amico, thanks for the nice words and the encouragement, they are always much appreciated.

    Ciao.

    Roc. :)
  9. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Patrick, my friend,thanks a bunch for the encouragement, greatly appreciated.

    I've seen some of your horses, they are very nicely painted.
    keep up the good work.

    Cheers.
    Roc.
  10. Edson Member

    Country:
    Mexico
    I LOVE THAT HORSE my friend thanks for sharing your mix, is a grat resource for us, in the rest, as usual a great work kee on it!!! :lol:

    Cheers
    Ed :lol:
  11. Le Lancier Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Now that, my friend is a great looking horse. And your description of your different mixes is a thoughtful idea on your part. I know it will help me on my next mounted figure. Purple for medium shadows...hmmmm...never thought of that. Definitely something to try, thx. ;)
  12. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Edson, my dear friend,gracias for the nice words, I appreciate it.

    Salutos.
    Roc. :)
  13. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you,Guest ,much appreciated.


    Roc. :)
  14. KeithP Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Super job, Roc.

    Thanks for the mixes, too.

    Can't wait to see the Lancer on this fellow.

    Keith
  15. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Richard, thanks for the kind words,I do appreciate them.

    As far as the teaching goes, It is I who have learned much from each and every one of you.

    Cheers.

    Roc. :)
  16. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Francis,merci beaucoup, mon ami, I do appreciate your kind words and encouragement.


    Cheers.

    Roc. :)
  17. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Keith.Thanks a bunch,truly appreciated.
    Won't be long now,should have the project completed real soon.

    Cheers.

    Roc. :)
  18. Larry R New Member

    Great looking horse Roc, can't wait to see the figure mounted!
  19. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Larry, my friend,thanks, I'm glad you like it.

    I'm currently working on the saddle and reins,hopefully I'll get them finished by the end of the week.

    Cheers.

    Roc. :)
  20. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Roc, I've been neglecting what our fellow painters are doing and I'd like to say that horse is looking great. I like the added touch of noting your formulas for the colors used, I know how valuable they are. Keep it up.~Gary

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