Friday, January 30, 2015

(Completed) Italian Horseman, 14th Century

Completed !

This is my first medieval bust, 14th century Italian Horseman.

Great sculpt and casting by MJ Miniatures & Dae-Hyeong, Kim(DG-Artwork). Strongly recommended if you are interested in the period :)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

(WIP 2) Italian Horseman, 14th Century

Rendering of the main areas of the bust is completed. Sans some tweaking at the final stage.

I was not able to find some decent references for the tunic worn under the leather /chain armour. Decided on a green (which is the complementary of red) tone. Worked out pretty well. Mixture of Olive Green & Sap Green. Glazed Hooker's Green into the recesses.

Will be working on the mace and helmet next. There's a shield which the knight has slung over the shoulder. That will require some research to find a suitable (ie not too challenging to paint) motif :)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

(WIP 1) Italian Horseman, 14th Century

Happy New Year !

Starting the year with a subject from a different period. 

This project is for a 14th Century Italian Horseman. Outfitted in chainmail and decorated cuir-bouilli (hardened leather), mace and helmet in hand, this is a veteran from the famed Compagnia di San Giorgio (Company of Saint George, name of mercenary company in 14th century)

For this face, I went with a slightly reddish tone to bring out the ferocity of this battle hardened horseman.

Update: Included a recent WIP photo of the chainmail and cuir-bouilli. Trying to achieve a gold like effect on the branch like motif with non metallic colors.