Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tribe Chief Morrow - All Ready to Go!

I really enjoyed painting this piece and I hope it shows. My intention was to balance the realistic appearance of the Gorilla with the fantasy aspects of Raffa's brilliant sculpt. Hopefully that has been achieved.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

17th Century Polish Hussar - Update 2

A few refinements on this wonderful bust to share. The face is near completion with further highlights, hair painted and the eyes further refined. I have to say that I'm not totally thrilled with the eyes. From some angles they look great, while from others they aren't quite right.

The pattern is outlined on his coat in a mixture of Mars Black and Cadmium Red. I wanted the pattern to be present but subtle. I plan to go back and work subtle shade shifts into this area to bring out the pattern more.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Tribe Chief Morrow - Update - Nearly finished

Except for the armor plate that goes on his right shoulder and some final "hot-spot" details, Tribe Chief Morrow is nearing completion. Frankly I had forgotten about the extra armor piece until last night and had nearly marked this one as complete. As always looking close-up at the photographs shows me the last few details that need attention. This piece was a joy to paint so thanks goes to Raffa for a bit of something different on my bench.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Second Project of the New Year!

This is the second of four projects currently in process on the bench, one of two busts by the very lovely and equally talented Anastasiya Podorozhna. I am in the process of blocking in my basic colors at this point with any shading (other than the face) being purely rudimentary mid-tones.  The face is about 75% complete.

My plans are for some highly detailed embroidery work on both the red jacket and the green cloak.