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WIP Critique The Morrigan, 75mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Tony Dawe, Nov 8, 2021.

  1. Henk Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    The only pictures I took are in my WIP thread, I didn't take any when I started on the figure properly. I tried to represent a moonlight kind of light, by going for a blueish grey highlight, which didnt work. I think the problem was partly that for what I was trying, it would probably neeed something what you're doing, to seperate the model from the rest of the envioronment, because otherwise it just looks odd. The OSL for the candles I'm quite o.k. with, but again, I think it would work better with a completly dark surround/background. Your approach is acutally giving me some ideas..
    Using LED's may work, but I would caution before cutting the tops off the candles, lest it starts to look like a christmass novelty display. To add the glow of the candles is not to tricky, if you use an airbrush.
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Tony

    Catching up on this , like the addition of the heightened throne ....nice recycling as well !

    Agree ref the oval and stained glass

    Look forward to seeing those brushes lifting and the effects you thinking about

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  3. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    Just a thought re de LEDs and the candles. Perhaps it is possible to drill out the candles and replase the flame with a 'wick' of fibre optic cable replacing the flame.
    That cables (of all flames) can then be carefully redirected out of view to a spot behind de figure where they are connected to a single LED simulating the light of a flickering candle.

    Hope this makes sence...
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  4. tock24 Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice figure!
    Like the idea of a stained glass window, especially if back lit! Would a large slab of stone [her throne?] be left unworked on top of [man made] steps? How about a rookery [crowery??] to fill top spaces, or some sort of rough hewn 'bird cage' ?
    Following with interest!
    BR
    Ian
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  5. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Tony,
    I am going to buck the trend here I have been thinking on this for the last 4 or 5 days, so apologies for the late input. I think enclosing her in such away will hide the side views of the figure. I understand you wanting to make it atmospheric but I would go with a more open natural setting so you can see the beauty of the figure not only from the front but also both sides.
    I would make a back drop on intertwined branches and vines so leaving the figure open from three sides, I have attached a picture so you can see were I am coming from. You could make something a stone archway behind her with creepers and branches wrapping round it and backlight this. Or may be a couple of stone columns wrapped in foliage and backlit.

    In the in end it is your project mate and go with what you feel comfortable with, but I think going this way will supress this lovely figure too much from a viewing point of view.
    cheers
    Richie
    morrigan setting.jpg
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  6. Tony Dawe PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks to everyone for your likes and comments.

    I’m making slow progress. The base coat of the skin colour is on. A mix of Josonja Smoked Pearl and Vallejo Beige Red. I’m focussing on creating a very smooth skin texture, so I’ve been brushing the flesh areas with a wet brush without paint to remove minute brush strokes and paint build-up.

    I’ve also drilled holes in each of the candles to allow the wiring for the LED lights to be fed through from below. C950AD21-0451-4CE9-9A61-F43FCBBEE170.jpeg 2E8D9069-C89C-4BBA-9ABD-83451984B2F1.jpeg
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  7. Ferris A Fixture

    Impressive sculpt and project Tony. Looking forward to your journey on this.

    Adrian
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  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Tony

    This certainly looks a great sculpt and a bit daunting for my level for sure !

    You definitely making progress on this ...good on you drilling the candles , LED's are going to look effective

    Nice start on the flesh ...slow progress is good

    Look forward to more on this

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  9. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Tony,
    I have have another idea for you! If you are going for the hall and not a natural out door setting, then why don't you alter the side walls into archways so you can view the figure from both sides, you might need to bring the Morrigan slightly forward. You could make the columns very Celtic looking with carved runes.
    cheers
    Richie
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  10. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Congrats on the show awards Tony! This will definitely be a challenging, but amazing figure. :)

    Cheers,
    Ke
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  11. Steve Ski A Fixture

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    United-States
    A lot of intricate details here, love it, and the shadow box concept, excellent.
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