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"View from my bench -2019 and beyond "

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ivopreda, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    You can clearly see there has been a big evolutino in your painting techniques and style.
    As for now being 'better' than originally is in my view down to personal appeal.
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Ivo

    Thanks for sharing the DSM figure shows how much the painting has improved

    Must admit I do like the way you paint hold lacework

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
  3. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    a some years old job...rarely seen Murat and Junot form the painting of Thevenin showing the ulm rendition IMG_1669.JPG

    I took the above picture in an exposition during the Sevres show in Paris, I was very lucky because I had the possibility to see around 200 of the most famous napoleonic painting all together and take pictures from very close distance... at the end of the day I was completely drunk of Napoleonic painting... :)

    pieces are Metal Modeles conversion done in the usual style. I gave to Murat the tiger skin saddle and to Junot a more classic panther skin saddle adding a second lace

    Ulm 1805 (16).jpg Ulm 1805 (13).jpg

    and here the final painting

    Ulm 1805 (54a).jpg

    Ulm 1805 (39).jpg Ulm 1805 (37).jpg Ulm 1805 (45).jpg Ulm 1805 (30).jpg

    enjoy
  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Ivo

    Wonderful modelling love the animal skins

    What a amazing thing to see all 200 portraits as well ....very lucky

    Happy modelling

    Thanks for sharing

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  5. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    a stock painted figure...MM mounted chasseur

    GI Cacciatore (66).jpg


    GI Cacciatore (84).jpg GI Cacciatore (86).jpg GI Cacciatore (82).jpg
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  6. debrito A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Beautiful horse
  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Ivo

    Just stunning artwork , love the whole look on the chasseur ...the lace colour looks spot on ...as expected

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
  8. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Fantastic work on all, Ivo. Thanks for posting your older figures on here.
  9. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
  10. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    often people ask me how I paint gold laces and leaves...
    staying home give me some more time to explain better the technique

    in the attached pictures there are the three different layers of painting...

    base is done with a mix of Burnt Umber, some Mars Yellow and a bit of Burnt Sienna
    gold 1.jpeg


    second step include mars yellow Natural Sienna and cadmium yellow deep

    gold2.jpeg

    third step highlights are done with a mix of Naples yellow deep and a bit of Titanium white added to step 2

    gold 2+3.jpeg
    and here the result on the figure
    DSC_2447.JPG DSC_2448.JPG
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  11. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    along the years I painted many trumpeter... this one is still in my collection _DSC2458.JPG

    _DSC2460.JPG _DSC2461.JPG _DSC2459.JPG
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  12. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Another white guy... an italian velite 1809

    Porta Fanione dei Veliti - Guardia Reale (8).jpg


    Porta Fanione dei Veliti - Guardia Reale (3).jpg Porta Fanione dei Veliti - Guardia Reale (4).jpg Porta Fanione dei Veliti - Guardia Reale (5).jpg
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  13. Cannonball A Fixture

    Fantastic work Ivo and great reference re your method for the gold lace. Do you paint that mix straight onto the undercoat or do you put a base coat of a brown or yellow?

    Neal
  14. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    hi Neal

    if you look at the pictures you can see that the first mix are the base of the color. no other colors except the primer or the cloth colors.
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  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Ivo

    Thank you for sharing the lacework mix really useful and very effective on all your artwork

    This is a joy to see the figures you have done , like the Imperial lace as well

    Can you share the mix you use for the Guard Chasseur lacework if possible ?

    Why not enter a piece into FOTM and also vote in previous months

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
  16. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    hi Nap

    are you asking about the trooper? the aurora lace are a pale orange. If I remember correctly I've used a mix of red yellow and a bit of white. for the shadow some blu ( complementary color ) with a lot of attention

    about FOTM you're right... I forgot

    I need to ask you to change the icon of the thread... i will send you something ;)
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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Thank you that's it

    Stay safe

    Nap
  18. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    another trumpet... Trumpet Major Kauffman of the 2nd red lancers
    this man born 1782 died in 1813
    by the way only to give some more information...
    the dragoon trumpeter was painted in oils completely
    The Italian Velite in acrylics except face
    this one in acrylics except face and gold lace

    2014.11.03-43.jpg
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  19. ivopreda A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    a figure rarely seen ... Alfred Potocky Poniatowsky AdC
    old 0915.jpg
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  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Ivo

    Thank you again for posting , beautiful figures , love the colouring on the horse

    We all are for sure enjoying the posts do keep them coming

    Stay safe

    Nap

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