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Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by Arturo Mayorga, Dec 4, 2022.

  1. Arturo Mayorga Member

    Hi All

    This is my second bust since I am in this forum. I know it is far from good, so all critiques and suggestion are wellcome. They will make me improve.

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  2. Steve Ski A Fixture

    Arturo, first off, welcome aboard.

    Now, if this is only your second bust I'd say you have a pretty good grasp and you are well on your way. I'm assuming you're using acrylics, so I couldn't be of much assitance other than to say a bit more definition in the facial work and cap, shadows and highlights. Review and study works from other fellow "paint sniffers" and see how they create definition and depth. Practice is the key, and have fun.

    Great work, Arturo. Cheers, Ski.
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Arturo

    I fully agree with Steve's comments and all credit to you , this is not a easy piece to paint

    Might I suggest you put a dark wash on the epaulettes and cap cords , just tidy around any badges a little

    Try using blending medium to give you more working time on flesh etc (I use W & N but Vallejo and others have similar )

    As for the eyes .....don't use a white , try a very light flesh colour there's a SBS here https://www.planetfigure.com/pages/Mark-Benette-Eye-Tutorial/

    In the Articles there's also one on flesh painting which is always good to look at http://www.planetfigure.com/pages/Painting-Faces-in-Acrylics/

    Why not join in our friendly comp we run , it's for every level and you will learn just by entering here's the link


    Just have fun at the bench

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  4. Arturo Mayorga Member

    Hi Nap and Steve,

    Many thanks for your suggestions, I find them always useful.

    I will put an eye to the turorials, may be I will learn something... ;-)


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  5. Nap A Fixture


    Hi my friend

    It's all a learning process no matter how long someone's been painting

    Well done on supporting the comp , do have a look at the other classes ...all inspiring

    Feel free to message me if you wish

    Have fun

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  6. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Excellent work

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  7. Arturo Mayorga Member

    Many thanks, Mobo :)
  8. Warren SMITH Well-Known Member

    Dont be so hard on your self is the first step.. Its a very nice piece.. You should be pleased.. We all strive to improve our skill levels on each new piece we complete... Keep at it and keep sharing.
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