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WIP Critique Vincent van Gogh - 1:10 Limbo Miniatures

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Marcin Morawski, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Marcin Morawski Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Hello, folks.
    As part of calming the nerves damaged by painting the bust of Bernardo O'Reilly (I hate shading blue), I took care of this bust.
    In the bubble envelope I found a string bag with two parts of the bust in it. Gray-blue resin, very hard. Mold lines in unimportant places.
    P2080030.JPG

    My work so far... The sculpture of the jacket is very simple in form, even boring, you can say, so I decided to practice painting by hand. I could use the decal but I would lose 80% of the fun. Or maybe even 100%?
    P2070021.JPG P2070022.JPG P2070023.JPG

    Of course, the pattern is not an exact picture of Starry Night, but probably everyone will know what's going on.
    I planned another well-known painting on Vincent's back. I pre-sketched, but I'm wondering if I should repaint it and put a grid on the image and on the bust. The picture could be more accurate.
    VanGogh_Bedroom_Arles1.jpg P2070025.JPG

    I hope you will like it.


    Cheers, Marcin.
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Marcin

    That's great the painting of Starry night looks great and I love the idea for the back ......a grid might work easier for you

    So many options to paint

    Think I "might" be tempted to paint out the sides in black ..possibly more impact visually ...but I see what your aiming for here with yours

    Do look forward to seeing more on this

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  3. NeilW Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    A novel approach that could work well.

    As Nap says, a grid would work but you'll have to decide how to allow for the distortion of the curved back vs the flat canvas.

    RiP Kirk... Lust for Life was always one of my favourite films.
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  4. Gary_81 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Really creative and imaginative way of painting this bust. For me your sketch on the back seems spot on and maybe if you try to be to precise and use a grid you will lose that uneven Van Gogh style.

    Gary
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  5. yellowcat Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
  6. Henk Active Member

    I like this sculpt, the likenes is very good. Your paint is coming on very nicely too. Looking forward to see it finished.
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  7. Marcin Morawski Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Thanks guys for the feedback, I appreciate and took courage to continue working.
    A window and a picture in a yellow frame - these will be my reference points: P2080036.JPG

    Marcin.
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  8. Very nice bust and excellent painting so far. Very smart idea to paint it this way
  9. Marcin Morawski Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Yes, I know, the position of pillows o_O . To be Vincent van Gogh is not piece of cake. But believe me, I'm doing my best. P2090038.JPG

    M.
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  10. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Marcin

    This is great to see it come alive , your doing a cracking job on this and its going to look the tops when complated

    Dont forget to enter our FOTM as well !!!

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  11. Marcin Morawski Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Well, I think the jacket is ready. I just wonder how to separate the collar from the rest of the back. Line with drakenhof nightshade, as in other places? I would not like to paint over the details. P2120043.JPG P2120044.JPG P2120045.JPG P2120046.JPG
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  12. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Marcin

    That looks GREAT , well done on the painting(s) front and back

    As for the collar perhaps line in on the blue rather than the details ?

    Look forward to more on this

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  13. Peapot Active Member

    Country:
    Scotland
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  14. Marcin Morawski Member

    Country:
    Poland
    This is my third. I make them in order of appearances.
    P5280001.JPG P9080156.JPG
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  15. Marcin Morawski Member

    Country:
    Poland
    I tried to paint some vangogh-dots on the face. Shoot, I think it's dead end P2150050.JPG
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  16. Gary_81 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I think what you are doing is trying to achieve a very set style so it can't be judged as a ordinary bust, it's also a very brave step to take and try something so different. For me so far it's working very well and I'm really getting the feel of Van Gogh's artwork in your piece.

    Gary
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  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Marcin

    Gary raises a couple of good points , I see what your trying to get , certainly not an easy option but I reckon you should keep at it ...perhaps choose a different colour pallette for the face

    Look forward to updates

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  18. Marcin Morawski Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Gary, Kev, thank you for your support. I think I know where the problem is... il_570xN.1705073194_gmtb.jpg

    ...or, maybe, I should re-paint the hair and beard. At the beginning I planned to make it in more comic/cartoon style. Now, no matter how I light up this face, it will always be too dark compared to hair and beard. I also need to make something with the eyebrows, I'll make them less explicit.
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  19. Gary_81 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    It looks like maybe the shadows on the hair and the face need some green added to them as they seem to have that sea green undertone in the painting. Also the hair has more brown in it while the beard is the vibrant ginger and the eyebrows are more a faint pink ginger colour. Separating these three sections into there respective colour tones I think will really work well as at the moment your hair, beard and eyebrow have a similar colour to them all. One last thing it looks like the highlights on the painting have a sickly pale colour with maybe some white or a cream or yellow in them on the skin.
    Like I said before a very interesting thing you are trying to achieve and I think just experiment and play around. On something like this there isn't really a right or a wrong way to do it.

    Gary
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  20. Marcin Morawski Member

    Country:
    Poland
    It's always good to hear a wise man.

    Pale gray and agrax earthshade P2160052.JPG



    Howgh!

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