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Images created during 2018 Moson Model Show at the iModeler booth.
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Michel Verschuere said on April 22, 2018
Wow, did Vermeer himself visit the imodeler booth? If so, give the chap a free T shirt, I’ll pay for it! Splendid paintwork! Can you shed some more light on this, i.e. is this a self-sculpted buste? Thanks for posting!
Harold Stivala said on April 22, 2018
Hi Michel, thanks for the kind words. Actually it’s an Alexandros Models bust which you can find commercially. I only painted this beautiful sculpt.
Bernard E. Hackett, Jr. said on April 22, 2018
I was thinking Rembrandt, myself. The skin tone is fantastic! If I could only paint like that! Magnificent! Would look odd on a pilot, now that I think about it… Welcome!
David A. Thomas said on April 22, 2018
Yes, looks like a Dutch master. Vermeer was my thought like Michel.
Indeed there is a movie about this painter (Vermeer) and this model ft. Scarlett Johanssson. Bit softie but nice one! No armor in the movie, blokes you’ve been warned!
Craig Abrahamson said on April 22, 2018
A most impressive first post, sir….and welcome to the iModeler “family”.
Thank you Craig.Its thanks to the Imodeler staff who were present at the Mosonshow in Hungary this weekend where the girl was on display that I got to show my work.
Stephen W Towle said on April 22, 2018
Now the 64 four dollar question, is that a real “Pearl”? Did she wear two and not one? Vermeer will be mumm on this one.
I could not find reference showing her wearing two so she only got one😄😄
Some strong work in painting that bust. Painting a figure that looks so pale (a sign of wealth and not having to work the fields for the wealthy) is hard to do. Lots of subtle shading and under tones . Vermeer also, applied a lot of light and shadow in the back round to help create a little more drama and focus on the subject. Doing the woman in 3-D with out making her look like a character requires a deft eye and some skill. Did you use oil paints?
Two thumbs …this is a good candidate for model of the month. Figures and busts are under represented . Not always the crowd pleasure since this subject didn’t bomb or shoot anything. Nothing blows up. But, what a pearl of an idea…recognizing techniques in figure painting.
Thanks Stephen ,it’s all painted in achrilics but using the same palette as Vermeer, or what according to the research I done he used .I am adding a picture with a black background comparing to the real one ,it looks better this way
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Tom Cleaver said on April 22, 2018
Vermeer would be proud of you, Harold. That’s very nice work.
Harold Stivala said on April 23, 2018
Editor said on April 23, 2018
Harold, today I have also added a 360-view of this figure. I’m still in awe of the clever beauty of this piece, and hopefully this will provide an even better view of your achievement. I hope you’ll enjoy this
Thank you so much for this ,You have really made my day.Its so beautiful to what this figure with 360-view due to the directional light technique I used to better portray the painting in 3 D
Çetin SARF said on April 23, 2018
Amazing job. Wonderful colors…
Jeff Bailey said on April 30, 2018
Wow! Beautiful work, Harold. Outstanding painting of the work as well as the “painting.” That is truly exceptional work.
Harold Stivala said on April 30, 2018
Thank you Jeff
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