Comparison of my model next to the completed bronze statue. For the purposes of the statue I altered the position of his left hand and lowered his right arm a bit behind his head. With gratitude and thanks to Petrov for posing for my work!
Yay, such a perfect likeness!! I'd say that you've changed the pose for the better! The statue is just so amazing! The body is just perfect! I myself have no idea how a bronze statue is made, so for me this is truly remarkable! I checked out the other pictures of the same statue and I've gotta say, the shield is also magnificent! It's so detailed and beautiful! Also, I couldn't help noticing the rich texture of the cloth the character is laying on. It's so sophisticated, giving the whole composition quite a royal look! It's all so fantastic!
Your detailed comment is much appreciated! The fabric actually was one of the most difficult parts of the work I did on this piece. The fact you noticed it makes me feel like it was not in vain! The shield and sword were also difficult to capture in bronze. I am so thankful for your support and enthusiasm!
My pleasure! I know how an artist feels! Comments like "nice" and "cute" just don't seem to give the satisfaction! And your work is indeed amazing and every small detail makes the composition even richer! And, sure, the piece wouldn't be the same without the fabric!
Thank you for the kind feedback. I always worry when I "tweak" a pose that it may work against the feeling I want to have the sculpture convey. Although the models exact pose was terrific, it just didn't strike me as being quite the angle or hand position for a conquering general. I am pleased you feel the slight changes worked!