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WIP Critique Young U-Boot Man

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi all!

    This piece was used for the airbrushing demo I did in the summer.

    I've spent a fair bit of time on this and I'm especially pleased with the effect of the beard.

    I did the eyes twice as the first time there was a distinct outward turn to them LOL

    ;)

    Progress so far, the blues need a bit more matting down :/

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    And those eyes!!!

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    Babelfish, Uruk-Hai, Joe55 and 14 others like this.
  2. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    I agree Mark the beard and hair look teriffic.
    Cheers,
    Keith
  3. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    This is looking really nice, I like those fleshtones....some of your best yet.
  4. Rompy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    great cold colours !
  5. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Eyes, beard and the hat look absolutely stunning mate.

    Gells
  6. swralph A Fixture

  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Looks really good.

    marc
  8. Stephan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
  9. storm_zh Well-Known Member

    Country:
    China
    Very well done!
  10. jenghiz Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Looks really good Mark,congratulations.
  11. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great work mark,look forward to seeing this finished :)
  12. Captain Lol A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Great paint skin (y)
  13. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks everyone for the comments :)

    As is so often the case ( for me ) this has kinda got my attention and I'm
    gonna motor through and finish it I think.
    The relatively simple design of this piece is a big encouragement too!


    After much mulling over about the scarf I chose to do it in a dull ish red
    with a thin yellow line to add a touch of interest..

    Based with Burnt Umber.
    Mid Red
    High Blood Red ( Citadel )
    Final High Fiery Orange ( Citadel )

    As always colour depth was built up with many thin layers..

    The yellow detail was spaced by the length of my brush ( just the bristles obviously ;) )

    Base was Yellow Ochre
    High base with Light Flesh added as required.


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    Next I did the life jacket..

    Based with Burnt Umber again ( I do like it! )
    I mixed a base colour..
    Base German Camo Orange Ochre and German Camo Pale Brown at 1:3
    High was The base plus Light Flesh
    Final High Light Flesh with a dab of the Highlight colour

    I blocked the leathers in with German Grey to check the tonal balance, seems okay to my eye :)

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    An update soon I hope :)
  14. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Beautiful work Mark!

    Looking very, very good.


    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
  15. JackG Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Yes, excellent stuff!

    Painting has to be really good on this one to detract from the sculpt - eyes are slanted one way while the mouth goes the opposite.

    regards,
    Jack
  16. Stephan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    very very nice.
  17. chris1 Active Member

    Hey Mark,
    Happy new year.
    I've been wondering where you have gotten to.
    Again you have produced a brilliant piece.

    Pity you don't paint in oils. o_O :notworthy:


    Chris
  18. Sturm Grenadier Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Beautiful painting Mark, your great color combinations, are really making this piece stand out. Looking forward to your next post. Regards, SG:)(y)(y)
  19. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks again all!

    :)

    Managed to get some time on the leathers, I think I'll do a bit more on the collar area...

    Base German Grey.
    Mid Neutral Grey
    High White
    Shader Black Ink ( Citadel )

    All applied well thinned and the ink was only added to the very deepest creases.

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  20. Jeff T Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Wow, that is superb!

    Outstanding Mark.


    Cheer's,
    Jeff.

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