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 :)
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.