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MBD
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 04:21 AM UTC
JMD they have a shop on their site..
MBD
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 03:12 AM UTC
Have received the order from France/JMD today.


I was thinking about how lovely and clean the bust was (note how little flash was left)..........




...................so I decided to alter it a bit a sculpted a couple of horns

hofpig
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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 12:32 AM UTC
Nice horns mario, looks really good.

Paul
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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 04:57 AM UTC
Mario, The addition of the horns works wonderfully. It balances it out proportionally .....now the bust doesn't look too "vertical". Keep up the good work. Bill.
MBD
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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 05:39 AM UTC
Thanks guys glad you like the addition of the horns. Not the best of sculptures but quite please.

Last year i was going around the net and found several blogs from Korean modelers. They like to prime the bust in black and used it as background for the shadows. They also use many different tones and glazes...so that is what i have tried. The base skin colour is a mixture of mahogany/golden yellow and deck tan after is a matter of play with the proportion of deck tan to the highlights and add oxford blue and dark angels green for the shadows.

I know the tradition say to work the highlights to the max and them add the shadows but i like to go back and forth and make it quite "organic"

And here the pictures to show you...not very good ones but...



endrju007
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 01:01 AM UTC
Great work Mario!
I also use to work from shadows to highlights while painting skintones. Sometimes I chose this technique for other surfaces as well.
BTW: Here's small progress from my side - I've painted reds on the vests. I painted also base for embroidery to get final effect of deep carves between the cords sewn onto the vest. I hope the result will be close to planned one...
MBD
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 01:19 AM UTC
Andrzej...
Lovely skin tone looks very weary and battle worm and great reds for choice.
Two things I have to ask:
Would you add subtle tones to the skin (reds,greens and purples...)?
Do you use graduation of color within the bust? (I mean do you tried to get the lighter color on shoulders and the darker one on the chest area?
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 02:25 AM UTC
As for skintones - I'm not an artist and I'm learning how to play with colors - what you see is effect of search for pallette matching "mediterranean" skintones in rather natural look... I've seen this (and many other) busts and figures painted in awesome pallette having many different subtle shades of colors having nothing to do with "natural" skintones but giving amazing final result. My current skill level would rather made me destroy the skin than improve it durign such experiment...
As for reds - they are graded - picture is taken with my phone in poor light. Dark red is the base when higlights are made with scarlet. The problem is that almost all reds are placed on small and vertical surfaces. The top of arms will be painted with pale yellows of embroidery, so in final stage reds will be almost not visible.
MBD
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 07:10 AM UTC
I don't think you will mess the end results and what is life without challenges...

Some really diluted purple under the eyes and maybe some light glaze with reddish on the cheeks maybe what the bust needs.....

Keep the good work, and of course you are an artist....


keep the good work!!
MBD
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 07:58 PM UTC
Few things to "tied up", place on the base and add the ID plaque and "eh presto" it'll be done

Cheers
Mario






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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 08:18 PM UTC
cool now I know what the bandages were hiding, seen pics of this one before but they did not show the top. Looks great BTW.

Paul
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 10:12 PM UTC
Mario, I'll have to try and see how your sugestions work with my bust. I'm far from being artist I feel more like a hack with basic skills allowing to manufacture some figures on level a little higher than basic .

On the other hand I really like your... thing... whatever or whoever this is. The old leather effect is really nice. Looks very realistic.
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 06:52 AM UTC
Mario, I've tried some purples and reds as you've suggested. As far as I'm not 100% happy with what I've done I must say that your suggestion improved the look of the figure (thanks mate!). Face really looks more natural this way (well, at least the eyes; I'm not very happy with cheecks, but I don't want to damage them any more).
I've also started (starded is important word ) working with embroidery... I should finish it this year or so
MBD
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 08:06 AM UTC
Only do that you're happy with but as you say the eyes look a bit more natural...and I don't think there is anything wrong with the cheeks as they are now...

Glad you like and enjoy...keep it up and now you get to do the gold embroidery

Keep it coming!!!
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 09:44 PM UTC
Don't worry, I wouldn't try it if your painting skills didn't convince me that you perfectly know what you are saying
Another useful tip to use - In my opinion this is the purpose of the group builds: experience sharing.
MBD
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 07:37 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Don't worry, I wouldn't try it if your painting skills didn't convince me that you perfectly know what you are saying
Another useful tip to use - In my opinion this is the purpose of the group builds: experience sharing.



fully agreed about the sharing of experience.....that is why i like this type of posts..........
endrju007
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 11:38 PM UTC
Aaaand some more:


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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 - 01:05 AM UTC
Hi all,

Mario: very awsome work, the leather is looking so natural !

Andrzej: the skin looks realistic, you've done good work !
I'll look forward.

Cheers
nico
hofpig
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 - 03:43 AM UTC
A few more highlights added I think it looks better.


Paul





chris1
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 - 09:45 AM UTC
Hi All.
I'm sorry to do this.I'd like to resign from this campaign.
At present my wife and I are talking seperation.

This is affecting my mental health, and would rather not be under any additional pressure(not the painting kind).

I'll still be here daily at present and may yet get time to complete my bust. But this is a just in case I don't.


Chris

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endrju007
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 - 07:02 PM UTC
I'm sorry to hear that Chris. Don't worry 'bout the campaign. This is just a hobby and your personal life is always more important.
I wish you lots of strength for these hard times.
MBD
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 - 11:36 PM UTC
Chris Sorry about the news...hope things get better for you soon.

Paul nicely done, have you though about "tones" (this are glazes, using very diluted paint and unloading the brush nearly totally) on some areas like under the jaw, eyes and cheeks (reds purples and greens could work)

Andrzej keep it comming...
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 07:14 PM UTC
Paul, that's definitely a tough guy... Are you planning some tattoos on the head perhaps?

As for my bus: I call the embroidery finished. After shading I figured out that it looks flat and I wanted it to look like made of the cords. So I took the brush and added some texture to make it look like a cords (I had to do it keeping the shading in mind) - it consumed over two hours of my life, but I believe it improved the effect.
Judge for yourself:

hofpig
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 07:28 PM UTC
Andrzej,

I am thinking of leaving it as is, less is more after all. This was just suposed to be a quick one as it is tiny 1/16th? and just to get on with while I work on my main bust.

Paul
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 07:47 PM UTC
I've been working on this bust for some time and finnaly I have some pics: