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Thutmose III

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonyhp, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. tonyhp Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Here's my latest work. It's Pharaoh Thutmose III, XVIII Dynasty, one of the most famous of Egypt. The sculpture is very good of Laruccia, rich in detail and beautiful. I hope you like it, at least from what we see in the picture. The oils are still fresh and a bit 'shiny.
    Regards
    Tony

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  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I really like the strong blue, a good contrast against the earthy tones of the groundwork.
    Carl.
  3. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Yes, a very vivid blue! Did you prime the blue areas with special color ?

    (I know red areas primed with yellow make it more vivid than priming with gray)
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Amazing work.
    I really like to know how you get that blue so vivid.

    Marc
  5. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Tony,
    Stunning painting.
    Cheers,
    John
  6. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Beautiful painting Tony, lovely vivid colours.

    Cheers David
  7. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Tony, excellent painting and a great choice of colours.

    Cheers Ken
  8. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Nicely done and the vivid blues give him a classic look, very good indeed.
    Thanks for sharing :) RobH
  9. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Very nice Tony. The blues really stand out and provide lovely contrast to the earth tones. Care to share your recipe for the blue colour with us??
  10. tonyhp Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Many thanks to all for your compliments. The tone of blue is of an egyptian stone named in italian "lapislazzulo". I have painted with a base of Royal blue 809 e Medium blu 963, all vallejo. Light with Light turquoise 840 and white. Shaded with Dark prussian blue 899. Sometime I have shaded the base with a part of orange that is a complementary colour of blu. In the picture I have posted the blu is so vivid than the real. I upload another picture too real and an example of lapislazzule stone
    Saluti
    Tony

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  11. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great info Tony

    A primer of orange makes sense :)
  12. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    That Blue is kewl. . .

    Tony:

    I agree with the Cheshire Kewl Cat, Carl and with the others. That Blue is
    really so dynamic and eye catching. Your flesh tones, and there are a lot of
    them, big time, are really fine, Tony. Also, from the pictures it looks to me
    like you've got just the right semi-dull sheen to the symbolic hawk above the
    staff. It's hard for me to find the words, I'm meaning. But it seems it would
    be easy to get it too bright or the reverse. You've got it just perfect.

    BTW, what is the scale of this figure??? I'm not familiar with it, or ha ha, . . .
    I saw it long enough ago, that I've forgotten. Ah, . . . :eek: :eek: as an "oldster"
    that could have been last week. . . Alright.

    Your ground cover is very well done too. Great presentation. And Blue is the
    word for the day, thanks for the added post to explain the formula for how
    you did the blue.

    rick
  13. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I forgot what type of bird that was. . . Oh no.

    Buon Giorno, Tony:

    Yeh well, I'm embarrassed to say, I didn't remember what type of bird atop
    that staff it was. Not a hawk, as was probably Numba' One on the Egyptians
    Iconic Hit Parade, but an Ibis or some fowl friend in the Stork
    category. Sorry.

    I flunked Ornithology . . . I guess. :eek:

    Jayhawker
  14. Wendy Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    La pelle è ben fatto e anche i metalli. Ottimo pittura Tony! (y)
  15. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Tony, beautiful paintwork!

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  16. tonyhp Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Thank you kansas kid, wendy and Marcel for the compliments. The bird is the same that present in the Egyptian cartouche of Thutmose III. It's probabily an ibis. Here is a picture of the name of thutmosis in a cartouche with an ibis. The figure is 90 mm EMI.
    Saluti
    Tony

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  17. Cheung Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Great work indeed!

    cheung
  18. mao A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Grande tony!!
  19. Instructorrob Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Nice painting Tony. Well done job.
    I can only repeat what everybody else already said about the blue: outstanding and vibrant.

    Robert
  20. tonyhp Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Thank you instructorrob for your compliments
    Tony

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