Crazy Ivan AKA ‘Knucklehead’
Crazy Ivan AKA ‘Knucklehead’
Crazy Ivan AKA ‘Knucklehead’
Crazy Ivan AKA ‘Knucklehead’
Crazy Ivan AKA ‘Knucklehead’
This is my interpretation of Forged Monkey's 'Knucklehead' bust. I have gone for Russian convict style tattoos (which, coincidentally is the same theme that Raffa went for on his version).
  • Neil Szabo AKA "Zab"

    Amazing! how did you get the tats to blend so well with the skin? Normally they look too fresh or painted on.

    • Peter 'Avicenna' BellPLUS

      It’s all about the colour - I picked a grey which was quite neutral, and I also glazed over the top of all the flesh once the painting was done with various different colours to create nuance in the skin tones. I think that really helped pull it together.

  • Luke 'atacam' WilsonPLUS

    Fantastic work all over. I personally think this is your best piece to date. Of course those gorgeous tattoos help. :)

  • Jason ZhouPLUS

    Very nicely painted tattos and flesh tones which make him a really strong and tough guy :)

  • Roman Lappat, "jarhead"PLUS

    I call that a blast, Peter. Very, very cool work on this guy! The only thing I personally miss between all that skin and tattoo glory are some old scars somewhere ... this would have made him even more nasty and grim ... Great job!

    • Peter 'Avicenna' BellPLUS

      I think you are probably right Roman - would add another dimension to the piece

  • schiraga

    Really excelant work