It has been almost fifteen years since I painted the last figure, not counting the demonstrations, and I have enjoyed it again as if it were the first day. The victim for the return was an amazing bust modeled by Romain Van den Bogaert for Figone - JBT figure art.
As soon as I saw the sad face of this poor Troll covered with mushrooms and small vegetation made me think of some ailment that tormented his existence and after a few days spinning I came to the conclusion that he was dying for lack of water.
Its crown of colorful mushrooms and fresh mosses had to contrast with areas of skin cracked by the lack of water, rotten by lack of life and grazed by lack of nutrients. His half lost look seeks explanation and help at the same time.
Is it a bust or is it a landscape? Is it a man or a tree? Is the representation of the skin cracked by dehydration or is it a landscape with loss of soil?
Without soil there is no life.
  • Richard SharpPLUS


  • pit rehmke

    antastic painting work

  • Jens Riber Poulsen


    • RodrigoHChacon

      I am glad you like it, Thank you!

  • Ben (EclypseDesigns) Curry

    Beautiful. Love the bark freehand :)

    • RodrigoHChacon

      i am glad you like it. I have use a product to obtain the cracked surface. And later, I have painted over the texture.

  • Enrico Collenzini

    Excellent work, gold for me!

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS

    Like everyone else - welcome back ... I vote gold!!! Congratulations !!!

    • RodrigoHChacon

      Thank you very much! I am ready to enjoy again!

  • Paolo-Di-Poce

    Vibrant colors…gold by me

    • RodrigoHChacon

      It was really fun to play with this colors!

  • luisgomezpradal

    Muy bien integrado todo y el crakelado esta genial!!...el musgo de atras natural me dejo locoo

    • RodrigoHChacon

      Me alegra que te guste. Quería investigar sobre las texturas, creo que le podemos sacar mucho partido a las texturas táctiles.

  • Paolo-Di-Poce

    probably best version i’ve seen of this one. Gold

    • RodrigoHChacon

      Thank you very much, Paolo! It is a weird bust. It is probably not the best bust of the excellent Romain Van den Bogaert but I love it. I haven´t seen many interpretations but there are two that I really like.