"Between the time
when the oceans drank Atlantis,
and the rise of the sons of Aryas,
there was an age undreamed of.
And onto this, Conan,
destined to wear the jeweled crown
of Aquilonia upon a troubled brow.
It is I, his chronicler,
who alone can tell thee of his saga.
Let me tell you of the days of high adventure!"


- Basil Poledouris B.S.O -
Conan - Prologue-Anvil of Crom Lyrics

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For me this project marks a lot. A lot of my recent studies about Frank Frazetta and my way of understanding atmosphere. It was a hard ride and a beast for my brain. Brutality in the power of brushstrokes, dancing color variety and neckbreaking breakdance in color contrasts, plus an airbrush that should be cleaned more often. A lot of myself inside this project. I will do such again. A pure joy to paint. I hope you like it too.

"Barbarian and the lost Princess"
Black Sun Miniatures, 75 mm

In private collection.


You can also find a little video on it via my Instagram account.
The future will see an intresting step by step on this. Stay tuned and keep on happy painting!
Roman
  • Peter "Baphomet" TothPLUS

    Beautiful interpretation of Fazetta´s paintings :) love it!

  • ronald CornéPLUS

    Super setting congr.

  • Roman "Light_one" GrubaPLUS

    This is cool! Hair looks really awesome :-)

  • David PowellPLUS

    Excellent interpretation and painting!

  • Vladimir_Golubev

    Excellent hairiness on the body)))

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      That felt gross while painting it, happy it turned out well :D

  • Ken "Macca Chung" Lim

    So good. My favourite version of this piece.

  • Curmudgeon

    In love with everything related to Conan the Cimmerian and in love with your realistic painting style, still happy painting because you give us happiness in the pupils of our eyes.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Happy to hear that my happy work can make others happy too ... keep on happy painting!

  • RyanWilds

    Beautiful piece.

  • Johann "Chestnut Ink"

    Nice job, Roman!

  • Bijou - Sergio Torregimeno

    love it! gold as usual! :)

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      I bow my head in gratitude, thanks, Sergio!

  • pit-rehmkePLUS

    Impressive work, neatly worked muscles, the color contrasts give the scene tension.
    Gold!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you, Pit. Happy that you like it!

  • Antonio Pirri

    Really nice!

  • Meg Maples

    Three of my favorites combined into one: Conan, Frazetta and Roman Lappat! It’s an absolutely stunning piece.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Many thanks, Meg. Well, I feel very honored named beside these big names :D

  • Rob NorrisPLUS

    Awesome as always and I’m sure I will get to see this year.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Hey Rob, really happy you like it. Not so sure if I am able to travel so much this year. Might skip Monte as other priorities in life might keep me pretty busy in the second half of 2017 ... not sure yet. Can’t promise to show this one around much :/

  • TOM Gagel

    Very nice!

  • Luke 'atacam' WilsonPLUS

    Pure gold. Love it. you have managed such narrative on such a confined base. :)

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thanks a bunch for your comment, Luke! Happy you like it!

  • Jero Carmona

    Epic! Lappatliscious!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      One day there will be a T-Shirt for you with this hashtag :D

  • Danny_Cortez_Owen

    Absolutely fantastic work! Makes me want to watch Arnie and listen to Mako give the speech!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Means my goal was reached. Cool! Thank you for your impression, Danny!

  • Sebastian SchubertPLUS

    Nice job Roman

  • Thomas "1967er" FroesePLUS

    And again a masterpiece!

    Sadly I am not able to meet you in Hamburg to hear about your thoughts about contrasts on these figures, so I have to wait for your Step by step…

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Got tons of photos of this project, yet not the time to sit down and write something up ... Next time, Thomas!

  • Josh "Zozimus" Pattison

    I like the Frazetta feel to this.  Lots of textures in colour.  So many interesting colours in the skin tones too ..... definitely this will inspire my take on the mini!

  • Jose_A_Alfonso

    Awesome master work!

  • Kristian Simonsen

    You never fail to inspire me. One can really feel Frazetta in this one, the inspiration comes across excellently.

  • Julien "Asavar" M.

    Wonderful colors, congrats!

  • pit-rehmkePLUS

    Hi Roman,
    a masterpiece! What you have made of this figure is phenomenal! I love this work!
    Gold !!!

  • Paul "ub3r_n3rd"

    Huge fan of everything you did here, Roman! GOLD for sure. It’s absolutely amazing, love the atmosphere and how you work your colors. Very evocative and you stayed true to the feel of Conan!