WIP Critique "Viking 10th century A.D." (200mm, Castle Miniatures)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by kaz6120, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Hi all, happy new year! This is my first bust in 2012, "Viking 10th century A.D.", sculpted by Yury Serebryakov of Castle miniatures.
    98% finished and still WIP there's some part I want to fix but I'd like to hear some critiques so I post the current status.

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    and here's SBS.

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    and my workbench, in normal daylight.
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    I still struggling with lighting settings when I shoot the pics, the colors looks very different in daylight and in the night with lightings. I'd like to know the best way to light it up and with black/dark backgrounds.

    Any comments are welcome, as always.

    Attached Files:

  2. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Happy new year Kaz,
    I like your work so far, finish it.
  3. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Very nice work, so far, love the skintones and the eyes! (y)

    Eddy
  4. Ulrich A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Kaz

    can only agree with Eddy. the skintones and the eyes are great

    Ulrich
  5. debrito A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Kaz, This is the best version of this bust until date, just great...(y)
  6. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb as usual Kaz.
    Carl.(y)
  7. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Beautiful work as always Kaz. The eyes are superb. What advantages do you think there are by primering in black as opposed to white? I always use white as I think the flesh tones go on better but I would be open to change.
  8. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Excellent Kaz.
  9. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much for your comments, CHRISTOS, Eddy, Ulrich, Rodrigo, Carl, john, and Dimitrios! Thanks!

    To me, focus on lightening up by painting lighter colors on darker ones is way much easier than painting darker tones on lighter ones.

    And, Vallejo black primer is the only one primer I have. That's another reason I start with black. :)

    Contrasts on the pics above looks a bit strong but actually it's not that strong to the real eyes...here's close color to the actual tones, pics taken with iPhone 4S.
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  10. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Great work. Lovely fleshtones. Nicely done.

    Xenofon
  11. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work so far sir. The skin is just fantastic. Looking at your workbench I see that other bust that looks different than your normal painting style.
  12. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very fine work
  13. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thanks Xenofon, Mike and sam!

    Oh, You mean the bust on red uniform George III bust? Thats' not my work. That's Sang-Eon Lee's work. :)
    And...you can see brown wooden base of Dimitrios' pirate bust just in front of the PC monitor too.
    I bought these two busts painted by my favorite painters, and they are always on my bench. :)
  14. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Superb work, pelt and eyes are outstanding.
    Cheers
    Derek
  15. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    That's exactly what I thought. I have a couple of Lee's work also, they are great inspiration.(y)
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  16. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Wonderful skintones my friend!!
  17. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thanks Derek and Chris, for your compliments, mate!

    Thanks for the reply Mike, I didn't know you have lee's work too! :) Yes they are great inspiration.
    Watching other painters work anytime I want is a great pleasure to me.
    Meehan34 likes this.
  18. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Nice WIP and great fleshtones.
    Amazing paint all piece.:)
  19. Ineluki Active Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Superb painting !
    Congratulations.
  20. Ferris A Fixture

    Looks amazing Kaz!

    I recognized Lee's bust right away as I have pictures of it for reference. Are you not affraid to damage them, keeping them on your bench?

    Cheers,
    Adrian

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