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Completed Critique very irritated Viking

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Meehan34, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Trying to finish up a half dozen or so WIP's. This of course is "viking fury" by Andrea and is my second attempt at him. I tried something different with this guy, I painted him to completiton with acrylics then added a very small amount of oil color to certain places. The pictures are all supersized so when you click on them they will blow up big for a better look at him (especially the first one) he doesn't look as over exposed in these larger pictures. Please let me know what you think of him. thanks for looking!

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  2. T50 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work!
    Love the way you handled the hair and inside the mouth.
    The eyes are awesome, too.
  3. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Well it seems to me you really enjoyed this one Mike. The eyes are catching the attention right away as they should in this bust. Fleshtones are excellent as are hair-beard and the chainmail. Your best work so far IMO.My compliments.
  4. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Taesung and Dimitri. Thanks for the flesh tone compliment Dimitri, I used your flesh mix of Josonja so I thank you for sharing that mix in your SBS!
  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Stunning work Mike.
    Absolutely a showstopper.

    Marc
  6. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    For not liking busts......lol........you sure do a beautiful job with them.
  7. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I'll second that.
    Carl.
  8. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Finally, this bust is starting to gain more in my estimation as I see previously coated so beautiful.
    Is amazing!!

    Alexandros
  9. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Well done Mike :) Love the base too (y)
  10. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    I echoe the others Mike. What a stunning look!
  11. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Very cool bust Mike.
  12. Lee Sang Eon A Fixture

    Country:
    South-Korea
  13. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very good Mike...some one has REALLY p###ed this guy off...!!!! stunning mate.
  14. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Excellent paintjob, Mike!
    Eddy
  15. Ferris A Fixture

    This sure is an impressive and popular bust.
    You did it justice Mike.
    Somehow you have reached a greyish/bleak overall colour tone; it may just be the pictures, but I think it suits this subject very well.
    You're definitely on a steep learning curve and on your way to lofty heights!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
  16. Ineluki Active Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Agreed. :)
    Could you reveal how did you paint the chaimail ?
  17. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Drop dead gorgeous. There is no doubting the rage running thru his blood!

    I envy every painter who has done this bust. It must feel so high rendering this face.
  18. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Another nice looking version of this bust Mike.

    I like the way you created two various metallic effects between the mail and the helm to add contrast and the splash of green works really well to break up the colours.
    I think your painting has really developed well over the last year and cant wait to see what you will be doing this time next year.

    Steve
  19. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Wow, thank you so much for the kind words guys. I am really glad you like the bust. Gordy i'm glad you like the base, this is another base from the Hussar in Tulsa, they are really doing some cool and original stuff with bases. Lee thanks for the compliment and good to see you out and about. Simon; the chain mail was amazingly simple, mainly because of the superb casting and sculpting. All I did was base coat in a black/brown then brush the rings with old silver then a high highlite of andrea gun metal which is a very bright silver. After that I go back in and shade from the lower portion of the bust up and darken any folds of the metal with vandyke brown. Adrian; the gray color is in there, I'm glad you could see it. This is a Dimitri trick of adding a little more pthalo green to the shadow portion of the flesh mix. The more I have read about painting flesh the more I find that cool colors like greens and blues are always present in realistic flesh. Marc, Guy, Mr. Barton Alexandros Pedro, Tony, Steve, Eddy, Tse and Steve R., Thank you all so much for the feedback. It is good to be pulling out of my painting rut and you guys give the inspiration to keep painting by giving guys like me the chance to see your works on the Planet.
  20. flart1943 Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Hi
    Another fabulous painting of this very popular bust.
    Pete

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