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the merchant -episode one -

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by madeg, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. madeg Active Member

    After my scratch version of the Pelt Merchant of Cairo I found inspiration in another ( romantic styled ) painting called A Cairo bazaar .
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    I'm not going to recreate the complete scene .
    My version will hold 7 figures .
    The first one is finished ( sculpting ): the camel driver in the back .
    Again I used a mixture of green stuff (duro) and magic sculpt.
    The camel is an old Heller model .
    Some assecoires are from my spare parts box and the rest is scratch ( for certain parts I prefer the old milliput ).

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    In the picture above : a rough idea of the scene.At the bottom right the start of a new figure . It will be a begarre ( not in the original painting).
    He will be sitting on the ground next to the ritchness of the merchant .
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    The first figure after priming ( with car primer) and ready to start painting .
    I'm gonna be busy for a while .
    To be continued .
  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    AWESOME
    What a tremendous work you created for yourself. But it is great.
    Looking forward to the finish.

    marc
  3. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Beautiful Work ....... good Continue ..... Im a much Curious ..... ;)
    Saluti MAB :)
  4. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautifully done!!!

    All the best,
    Dan
  5. renarts Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow Marc, I'm stunned. THis is really nice and a big project.
    The painting is by John Frederick Lewis and is titled A Cairo Bazaar - The Della 'l'. Its a nice example of lighting techniqes in watercolor and he has a very impressive body of work. Several paintings of his would make excellent vignettes if you are interested in more. He likes this subject matter and seems to really be able to catch a feel and romantic vision of the setting. I'm actually kind of surprised that know one has done "The Pipe Bearer" as it just screams figure.

    I look forward to your work.
  6. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I love orientalist paintings I only wish there were figures of this kind of subject matter on the market. This painting in particular just begs to be turned in to a vignette.
  7. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Great start,looking forward to see the next steps!
    christos
  8. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Marc, truly amazing work, definitely looking forward to your next step, and thanks for sharing.

    Cheers
    Roc
  9. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    You have starting to recreate one of my favorite paintings , and thats so nice to see !!! I am expecting it to be really beautiful when it will finish . I eish you best luck and above all patience !!!
  10. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    WOW !!!! Looking forward to the next steps. Cheers !
    Kenneth.
  11. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You are too talented !!!!!
  12. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    I can only echo what was said before me......BRAVOOOOOOOO

    Impressive to say the least Marc :D

    Waiting for more......

    Ray ;)
  13. tefaet Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Nice start I wait with curiosity the rest .
    COngratulations Jose Luis
  14. jjgurk Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent. Looking forward to seeing both the progress and the finished piece.

    John

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