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WIP Critique What i've been working on

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by brian, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    The pirates about finished ,but the highlander bust is still a work in progress.Haven't added the blue markings on his face yet.The large German knight's bust's face is done, as is his armour but got fed up with him,so he's back in the box for the time being.
    Working on a 1/35th figure and a fantasy bust at the moment.I'm going through a stage at the moment where i'm painting a lot but not finishing much.
    Brian.

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  2. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    So you're not keeping busy then.:LOL:
    What an amazing standard you paint to.(y)

    Malc
  3. YongA01 Active Member

    Country:
    Malaysia
    Great work
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  4. phil_h A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    They all look fantastic(y)
    Phil
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Beautiful painting. They all look superb.
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  6. taff edwards A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Brian
    Beautiful art work love the tonal work and choice of colours , beautiful
    Cheers Chris
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  7. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I love all you stuff Brian,beautiful work on the pirate,I love the sash as well,the bust of James Cosmo from Braveheart has also turned out beautifully,all lovely pieces of work as we've come to expect from you
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  8. garyhiggins A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Lovely work Brian, I've had a thing for Piirates ever since the old swashbucklers and The Valiant Book of Pirates from Christmas 1967
    (which I still have).
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  9. Oda A Fixture

    Great works all of them.

    Oda.
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  10. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice work on all three.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  11. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Brian superb as always.

    How good is it that we are all so impressed with what you are 'struggling with'.
    It makes me shake my head as I smile.
    But if YOU won't compromise on your personal standards....
    that's probably why they are so damned good my friend.

    Amazing.

    Paul.
  12. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    As a great admire from your work I can say that they are perfect.

    Marc
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  13. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Stunning work Brian, love the pirate figure especially.
    Steve
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  14. Huw63 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Marvellous work - I look forward to seeing the knight completed.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  15. ometz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    All of your figures look great--but those busts are amazing.
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  16. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Brian:

    Great stuff as always. Dumb question but I'm working on a similar red and yellow combination for my next piece (Landsknecht bust). I'm trying to avoid making the colours too vibrant, so I was planning to start from a warm grey and add red or yellow respectively. However, I like how you've pulled off the faded look on the pirate sash. Care to share your mix?

    Cheers

    Paul
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  17. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    I can't remember the red i used,but it would have probably be like a Mars Red and highlighted with a flesh ochre and shaded with some burnt umber added to the red.The yellow was started with yellow ochre and highlighted by naples yellow.When i had finished the sash i applied a stain of burnt umber into the creases.
    I usually never paint vibrant colours and i find by adding my usual 3 colours ,they'll kill any vibrant colour you care to mention.Raw Umber.Naples Yellow and Titanium White.
    When everything is dry on a figure i always enhance the contrast by using stains of slightly thinned oils on the highlights and shading.
    My way of painting is a bit unorthodox, as i don't really have a formula i work to, but it usually turns out o.k. but not all the time:)
    It wasn't a dumb question Paul,and if i can be of help, you just need to ask,as i still ask when i see something that could help me.
    Brian
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  18. Fantomas A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Like all of them, but pirate is my favorite. Way to go, Brian.
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  19. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    I've been thinking about getting the pirate figure , now convinced , beautifully done on all but the pirate is my favourite love the subtle colours
    Cheers
    Al
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  20. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Much appreciated, mate(y)
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