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Gallery / Re: Charles the Bold
« Last post by John Alberts on December 05, 2021, 03:02:08 PM »
Interesting observation and discussion comparing to stained glass windows.  I like that observation but the "heavy lining" is exacerbated, as you mention, by the small scale and enlarged photos.  Also, the subtleties in color between face shadow and clothes shadow is hard to distinguish even though the photos are enlarged.  I, too, think the style works well.
Gallery / Re: Charles the Bold
« Last post by Hannibal on December 05, 2021, 02:46:06 PM »
To open a discussion with several other members, I hope, it is not easy to start a discussion:

Indeed, you have a painting style that has not been imitated, so personal, which is your signature, your trademark, I would say.
It gives the subjects treated an intensity to each character and gets an impact only when you combine several characters together, more than individually.

The heavy lining 6between colours and body parts is giving the sensation of these stain glasses we observe in christian churches.  What is perhaps reduced is the tri-dimensional sensation more developed by the combination of lightenings and shadows which are here reduced to the minimum. 
One can only do comparison between the two styles, not bring comments on improving or changing without having to affect this stainglass quality.*
Some lights and shadows do exist, but to a minimum, like the stain glasses on large uniform surfaces like the tents and barrels.

It is a choice, giving to the whole of your work a strong unity and style , very pleasant to look at, also because visibility of the characters at such a small scale is clear and neat.

This heavy black lining prevents you also to paint casted shadows top down or from protubing arms, weapons on bodies and horses.

The last picture appears to me a bit underexposed, giving some dark characters, and rendering the scenery a bit sad,[size=78%] and the characters not distiguisable from each others.  [/size]

you could perhaps paint them with different 'values' of  from each other, i.e. the characters upfront the scene generally clearer than characters staying behind who would be painted darker, to give some depth to the scene, as you can't change their size, and the painted light indicates a zenithal lightening.

Good work !!!
Gallery / Re: Charles the Bold
« Last post by Christoph on December 05, 2021, 10:21:02 AM »
I have painted some more figures for that project including a tent by Glorious Empiers, looking forward to do some more in the next time.

Gallery / Re: charles de bold
« Last post by Christoph on December 05, 2021, 10:17:40 AM »
Hello Lelong,yes I know about that. It´s rally a shame that these figures are not longer avaible.I just checked my old cataloges and found the tents.Thanks for your answer.Christoph
Gallery / Re: charles de bold
« Last post by lelong on December 05, 2021, 09:26:24 AM »
Hello Christoph, the tents are part of the large Murten series from Gottstein / Blum / Kollbrunner ... unfortunately very difficult to get because the molds are stored in the museum in Switzerland and are not poured off. :(
Gallery / Re: charles de bold
« Last post by Christoph on December 05, 2021, 09:06:46 AM »
Really nice!
Who is the editor of the tents?


Gallery / Re: Asterix the Galler
« Last post by Joerg on December 05, 2021, 06:58:10 AM »
Just out of intrest how many of us have got some of the Asterix figures we should not have?

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I have two sets of them.
To be fair -one belongs to my son.  His sister painted them for his 8th birthday.
Gallery / Re: charles de bold
« Last post by Hannibal on December 05, 2021, 03:27:31 AM »
Beautiful paintings !!
I love the painting of the horse of the 4th picture, ad the tents, very well represented and rarely painted.
Very nice set,

Looking forward to see more of your works!!!
Gallery / Re: charles de bold
« Last post by John Alberts on December 04, 2021, 11:23:23 PM »
Thank you for sharing, nice paint work.  Looks good already
Gallery / Re: charles de bold
« Last post by marko on December 04, 2021, 07:17:51 PM »
Very nice start, should be quite colorful with all of the tents.

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