The other subject is the bust of Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar. Again, the first four photos show the basic blocking of mid-tones as well as the beginnings of the gold lace, tombak helm and epaulettes. The blue tunic is a mixture of Sevres Blue, Indigo and Prussian Blue. The Indigo is really used to "grey" the blue a touch and for shadows. The feathers of the helmet are started with light grey and a bit of subtle shadows on the inside.
As with Zeppelin, All of the various silver bits whether they are cloth or metallic, begin with a base mix of silver inks and Mars Black oils. Washes and glazing of black will be used to pop out the details prior to highlighting. Quite a ways to go on both but progress is being made.