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Completed Critique Zaporozhian Cossack (1/10, Young Miniatures)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by kaz6120, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Hi there,

    Here's my latest finished project, Young Miniatures' Zaporozhian Cossacks sculpted by Greeny Ahn.
    In boxart he's wearing black shirt, but I painted it in white just for my taste. Any comments are welcome as always, and...hope you like it.
    Zaporozhian-Cossack-Fin01.jpg Zaporozhian-Cossack-Fin02.jpg Zaporozhian-Cossack-Fin03.jpg
  2. Tarracus A Fixture

    Great work! I love your style(y)
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  3. phc35 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    No matter the subject, you render the piece due justice. To me the area around the eyes make him look like he's been staying up very late forseveral nights.

    I know little about cossaks,maybe they had red eyes from all the indoor fires for warmth?

    Jay
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  4. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Beautiful work overall. I really like the vivid colors.

    Xenofon
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  5. Konstantin A Fixture

    Country:
    Ukraine
    Great painting!
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  6. kinggeorges Active Member

    Country:
    France
    Hi Kaz,

    Beautiful piece you made ! The red of the shirt is very nice.
    The bottom eyelids seem a bit strange for me, I mean the sculpt in itself. You rightly have painted them in a dark tone so that it hide the bad sculpting here.
    Always a pleasure to see your work.
    Best,
    Julien
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  7. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Brilliant paint job Kaz.
    Brian
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  8. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    The bust rocks!

    Cheers
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  9. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thanks everybody for nice compliments!
    I notice red looks strong a little bit, I tried to make it look like drunk or unhealthy conditions. :)

    maybe because there's many lines, but it is drooped so I think the sculpt itself is not that strange. Maybe I should lighten up or reduce reddish color.
  10. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The leather belt looks a little flat to me Kaz.
    The rest is simply stunning,
    Carl.(y)
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  11. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    I like his baggy red bottom eyelids, they go with the nose to make him look like a big drinker. Its great to see a more realistic rendering of a person who is not a poster boy. I also agree with Carl, maybe an extra highlight on the belt would make it stand out more. Great painting
    Ben
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  12. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Superbly painted. I agree with the comments about the belt. In my humble opinion I think the belt, pistol stock and pipe could do with a bit of shine with the addition of a touch of satin or semi-gloss varnish.
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  13. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice Kaz. The skin tones are excellent as usual. I have too agree with Ken about the belt and pistols. They do seem a little flat and lack character,
  14. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Excellent finish Kaz... I just recieved this piece last week and I hope I can do half the job you have done!
    The red tunic and the blue of the hat look very good, nice and rich. If I have one reservation, Cossacks are nomads living in the saddle on a vast open steppe... to that end, except for the drinker's nose and eyes (we do like our horilka;)) he could be a little pale... Maybe a little more sun/wind effect on the face IMHO

    Congrats

    Colin
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  15. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thanks a lot for your critiques, everyone. These kinds of opinions are very very helpful and what I want to receive.
    I will try to add more touch to belt, gunstock, and something pale :) on the face.
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  16. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Kaz

    You need not apologize, I take him already!

    On the belt could have been rather light and shade and a couple of tracks may be, but that's peanuts!

    Cheers

    Hendryk
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  17. phc35 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Now that you mention what you are going for,"the look" as it was,I see what you are attempting and it works, it looks good. Do not pale it down. Maybe title it
    " The Old Cossack ,told war stories all night" o r something to that effect.
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  18. kaz6120 A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Thanks a lot for your comments, everyone.
    I updated it, added some more touches to red (deeper shadows and highlights), belt, gun&stock, and golds for sharper look.
    Zaporozhian-Cossack-Fin04.jpg Zaporozhian-Cossack-Fin05.jpg Zaporozhian-Cossack-Fin06.jpg
  19. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Liked it the first time and like it still.Remarkable paint job,love the weather beaten look to the face and i love these eyebags.There's a lot of character in this bust compared to some of the pretty boy ones that you normally see.
    Brian
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  20. Maki Active Member

    Country:
    Croatia
    Great, just great. It is always nice seeing constructive critisicm helps out.

    You have done an amazing job on a very interesting bust.
    Mario
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