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WWI Reconstructive Surgery by Rono22
WWI Reconstructive Surgery
A tribute to the work of Sir Harold Gillies.

From left: Walter Yeo, one of the first people to undergo reconstructive surgery with a positive aesthetic results; Henry Ralph Lumley, probably the first person to survive extensive burns, also the first person to die due to reconstructive surgery; William Vicarage, the first man to receive reconstruction of the face in stages using the tubed pedicles.

Portraits greatly influenced by the artist Paddy Hartley; all excerpts from Gillies' Plastic Surgery of the Face or information found on Mr. Hartley's website/the Gillies Archives.
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WWI Other Beauty: the Unquenchable Optimism by Rono22
WWI Other Beauty: the Unquenchable Optimism
William "Willie" Vicarage, Welsh watchmaker and a sailor serving on HMS Malaya during the Battle of Jutland. He was Sir Harold Gillies' patient. William was  probably the first person to receive staged facial reconstruction via the use of the tubed pedicles. The portrait presents William after his surgeries; the background consists out of a surgical sketch with pedicles grafted onto William's face, a silhouette'ish image of HMS Malaya and William's condition after the cordite burns. The excerpts filling the background are from Gillies' Plastic Surgery of the Face Gillies remembered his patient as a person filled with an "unquenchable optimism".

Due to the Great War's Centenary, expect some more portraits commemorating the WWI wounded and the development of reconstructive surgery.

The greatest inspiration for this little amateur project of mine was the work of the British artist, Paddy Hartley, known for his epic Face Corsets collection and Project Façade- without the latter, I would have never known of the hidden histories of the war wounded. I heard he is currently working on the continuation of his WWI-inspired art; I can't wait to see the results. Check out Mr. Hartley's website:paddyhartley.com

Other portraits from the series:
2nd Lieut Henry Ralph Lumley case: rono22.deviantart.com/art/Lear…
W.O. Walter Yeo case pt1: rono22.deviantart.com/art/Mode…
W.O. Walter Yeo pt2:rono22.deviantart.com/art/I-Wi…
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The Man Who Was Dr Mabuse- Rudolf Klein-Rogge by Rono22
The Man Who Was Dr Mabuse- Rudolf Klein-Rogge
It's done! It's done! 24.media.tumblr.com/017b2b7c45… The hell I went trough while working on this art doll; I couldn't deal with this magnificent bastard for almost four months. Thank God to my unyielding dedication to this silent era actor, otherwise I'm not sure I would have finished this piece. :love: 

Rudolf Klein-Rogge (24 November 1885/88 – 29 May 1955), Fritz Lang's main stay when it came to villains, famous for his roles in Dr Mabuse, Der Mude tod, Nibelungen, Spione, Metropolis, Das Testament des Dr Mabuse and many others.

I'm not quite sure why I've been captivated by the acting skills and looks of this particular actor. Considering that silent cinema is somewhat out of fashion (huh, obviously xd) it's rather odd choice for the 'favourite actor' section. I'm not sure whether it is due to his unique yet charismatic physiognomy, acting skills, archetype villain status or something else. I wouldn't call him handsome in a way it has been perceived through centuries, that is, due to the symmetry of the face since this man's face was slightly asymmetric, making it a pain to draw or sculpt x___x I believe he belongs to a different type of handsome category, where the therm 'uncanny' hits the roof pretty painfully. But damn, I can't think of him any different as handsome. There's something that can take you aback at first while looking at him, but then again, after you finish watching any film with him, you cannot take his image out of your head. He's definitely a type of an actor you cannot simply ignore; he invokes emotions, and very strong ones at that. I  remember the first film I saw with Rudi was Metropolis some 4 or 5 years ago. It's interesting, but every time I watch any film with Rudi (and most of the old films), although I saw most of them at least a few times each, it's as if I saw him on the screen for the first time. I guess it's how you distinguish great films/actors. But enough of my rumblings; I just can't figure out the uniqueness of this man.

42 cm tall. The head, hands and feet are made out of paper mache, painted with acrylics, glazed. The body is soft, button jointed. All patterns were from an old German book, slightly modified. Shirt is made out of cotton, tie is 100% silk, the suit is 47% wool, (trousers have creases), shoes are made out of genuine leather with soles out of industrial felt.

I dedicate this piece to the great acting skills of Rudolf Klein-Rogge and the directing genius of Fritz Lang without whom I wouldn't treat cinema as such a serious business as far as dedicating my entire MA thesis to the villains of the Weimar films. :heart:
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Rudolf Klein-Rogge, from photo to sculpture by Rono22
Rudolf Klein-Rogge, from photo to sculpture
It was a great challenge- to recreate the face of an actor having as reference only old, monochrome silent films and black and white/sepia photos. The only thing I knew was that he had grey/blue eyes -____- I tried really hard to capture the uniqueness of that character actor's face. In the end, painting and varnishing was much more demanding than sculpting itself. More details here: rono22.deviantart.com/art/Sile…
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Silent Era Actor Rudolf Klein-Rogge by Rono22
Silent Era Actor Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Finally, a project I was working on for the past few months. Considering I was in the middle of writing my first MA thesis chapter it's a miracle I made it that quick anyway. The work was dragging since I had a lot of trouble with finding the right varnish to seal the painted paper mache elements (both the paint and the varnish peeled off twice so I'm glad the entire thing did not end up in a litter bin D: ) I wanted to have a matte varnish finish but I ended up so frustrated I used my old trusty glazing/gloss varnish.


Anyway, I still want to strangle both the shop assistant who sold me the first crappy varnish, and myself, for acting like a gullible novice that D: 42 cm tall. The head, hands and feet are made of paper mache painted with acrylics, glazed. The body is soft, button jointed. All patterns were from an old German book, slightly modified. I still need to sew the jacket. Shirt is made out of cotton, tie is 100% silk, trousers are 47% wool, creased, shoes are out of genuine leather with industrial felt as soles. I should finish the jacket in the following weeks so there should be some updates.

I've learnt a lot while working on this doll; it's probably one of my best works <3

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Rono22
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Born 22 November 1991, so I'm always late with everything in comparison to my peers.

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Papergizmo Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Love the handmade dolls.  My favorite is your Darth Vader.  I would love to see you make an Edward Scissorhands.  That would be pretty epic!
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Shogunno Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  New member
cześć, zapraszam cię na mojego bloga enjoymoneyflow.com/kuroi
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vericone Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for favin' on my works. 

Have a nice day  
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VladimirJazz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Filmographer
You don't happen to take commissions on plushie work, do you?
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Rono22 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Unfortunately I don't, I'm sorry. 
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VladimirJazz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
Ah, no worries. Thanks for getting back to me about it.
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bt-v Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dzięki za fava :)
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kevbrett Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
thanks for the fav, appreciate it
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MSpaintdog Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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graffitica Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave on 'Sprawl'! :D 
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