"The wind was bringing the cold snap in on this long and pitch black night. Belegar son of Brendor the watcher of the big wall in the west was freezing as he walked down the last steps of the old watch tower. This had been his home for over 300 Moons now. A strange feeling would not let him sleep this night. The warm morning sun arose as he stept unto the balustrade of the big wall that separates the land of the unknown and the kindoms of man. With eager eyes he watched along the hills in the dark wilderness beneath the wall, Then a small flare of light as if reflecting on armour blinded his eye for a second. Belegar was feeling the fear crawling in to his mind as he watched the horde of beasts flood into the woods in the distance. In this moment the stubbornness in his dwarf blood took over the control of his minde again. He knows he will fight till his soul travels to the eternal halls of his ancestors“ -

H&V Miniatures / Sculptor : Lucas Pina

I started to paint this Bust in a Private Coaching with Roman Lappat, the topic was atmosphere. He painted his version in the exact opposit atmosphere as mine. Check out Roman's awesome version here :

Thank you again Roman for all the inspiration and the knowledge you gave to me in these days.

Hope you like him

  • Tim

    Love it. The hair especially is amazing

  • Roman "Light_one" Gruba

    Really like this work of yours my friend. Your progress go soooo good,
    I have some thoughts about this piece , I’ll write some of them to you later on a Facebook!

    • Josua LaiPLUS

      Thank you so much for this kind words roman! And thank you again for the good feedback on fb:-)

  • Patryk "Paster03" Ciemięga

    You’ve done great job with creating cold atmosphere in this one! I love his skin tones and hair.

    • Josua LaiPLUS

      I am pleased that you like it :-) thank you

  • JensRosenbaum "Didgman"

    Man you nailed this one ,just awesome.

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Josua ... well, words will fail me on what I want to tell you, but I try anyways:

    1) Love the background story/ far better than mine :D
    2) Love your paintjob all over
    3) Love the beard
    4) Very much love the shoulder pad (metals)
    5) love the incredible face
    6) Love how you understood what I told you in the coaching.

    Truely magnificant my friend!
    Keep on happy painting!

    • Josua LaiPLUS

      O wow :-) Thank you Roman for this awesome Feedback :-) Thank you for turning my painting-world upside down with your teaching!!!

  • Marko Miladinović

    Great work, love the cold atmosphere. :)

    • Josua LaiPLUS

      Thank you very much Marko glad you like it :-)

  • Aleksandra Cvetanovski

    As I wrote post on Roman’s project (Fire) earlier, two very different works on a same bust. It leave impression. Great ice atmosphere, nice work

    • Josua LaiPLUS

      Thanks for the kind words Aleksandra

  • Jeff Burns "Tinman"

    Incredible work Joshua!

  • Paolo-Di-Poce

    Perfect use of illumination

  • Luca Riva

    Really a good work and light

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  • Marc MussatPLUS

    lovely painting !

  • Theren "Canny" Williams

    Just ordered this figure!  I’m scouring the internet for inspiration! Yours is great, I love the emotion.