Amazing bust! Love the expression of the face, and the amazing skin tone, so full of fantastic and varied tones. Great job!
Thanks Luis. Very kind of you to say. Please feel free to vote if you can :-)
I really love this piece and your story. I love the blue side of the hat, the cracked finger nail and the shading around the eyes. Bravo, this piece makes me happy.
Thanks Paul. There’s an old school sternness but goodness, warmth and a hint of playfullness I wanted to convey. Just like my wife’s grandpa. I mean the guy built his own rotary sander out of a washing machine engine! Love the resourcefulness of that generation.
If I may though, I dont think you need the smoke from the pipes mouthpiece, it detracts from the smoke from the bowl and being a pipe smoker, they dont smoke from the mouthpiece.
Hmm. That last wisp of smoke at the mouthpiece was added on a whim. I imagined he had just taken a draw but wasn’t quite sure what it looked like. It’s easily removed though so will remove and touch up this weekend.
lovely bust !
love the atmosphere !
Thank you for the kind words and vote.
Dude! This is a great little piece!!