As you know I do not like painitng miniatures for one certain angle of view. But I wanted to make this one as a kind of experiment on reflections in metal. And when I had a spherical helmet... Well, I could twist those reflections to look good only from the front view. So I placed the shield in front of the model. Plus to make the metal look shiny enough I had to paint all other parts darker and less saturated. Can't say I love the result much, it was kind of quick work and it was easier to finish it as it is than to repaint some parts. But still I want to share it with you. And anyway I have learnt a lot. Next time I am sure I could make it much better.
Thank you!
Young miniatures bust
oils and tempera
  • Sergey SavenkovPLUS

    Металом просто убил :-)

  • Steve Haydon (Forté)

    Incredible.

  • Andreu "Morglum.K"

    The NMM effect of the helmet in the first view is one of the most spectacular I’ve seen. Thanks for this work so inspiring!

  • Sergey "Adv" Papkov

    Убил всем. И росписью лица, и шлемом, и колористикой.. всем... как после такого красить продолжать?!..

  • Martin LavatPLUS

    The metal is insane!!!

  • Paolo-Di-PocePLUS

    inhuman level

  • A.DemidovPLUS

    А мне фрихенд оч понравился)

  • Curmudgeon

    The helmet is incredible, are they cypresses? Well it will be that it has not been so bad ;)

  • Gianluca "Branzu" ButtiglieroPLUS

    Love your style… Gold!

  • girlpainter57

    i wish I could get as close to reflective metal as this ,can’t wait to see how you can improve this . gold

  • Eric 'Flunk' McCartneyPLUS

    Every so often I come across a work that sticks out and becomes ingrained in my memory. This polished piece now joins the ranks of such works. Your really pushed the boundaries on this one and I commend you, sir.

  • pit-rehmkePLUS

    I do not know what impresses me most?
    The representation of the metal, the eye on the shield or the reflected colors of the metal in the face painting. Everything has succeeded, just fine.
    I like it very much!

  • Jero Carmona

    I’m speechless. Its gorgeous Dimitry. Wish someday I could see such pieces live. Thanks for sharing your art with us.

  • Legendarion

    А-хре-неть! Металл просто бомба!

  • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

    This is thoroughly inspiring!

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    You are my hero. Truely, Dmitry. Absolutely adorable paintwork with soul!

  • Luc "Thantor" PinganaudPLUS

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkk! ^^

  • rafaelega

    Awesome. Like the results!!! GOLD

  • Jens Riber PoulsenPLUS

    Dmitry… Are you comepletely insane? :D Amazing work.

  • Clive Jackson

    Fantastic work in general, but particularly on the reflections…I don’t see how you could have made this better!?…and I say this as a professional 2D artist (when I am not daydreaming about painting figures!)

  • Steven Zuleski

    Incredible metal work.  That helmet just says it all!

  • Matthew "edmundnormal" Betts

    Utterly, utterly ridiculous.

  • Luc "Windtalker" VanpouckePLUS

    WooooooooooooooooooooW, 100%