I was crazy about getting this bust for a while. My lovely boyfriend bought it for birthday.

Then just for fun I decided to try my hand at Venetian Underpainting. Which uses Venetian Red and White to establish all the values, the colours "simply" glazed over the top. So he was a fierce-some pink vampire for about a week. It was an exercise to force my contrast. Certainly helped my understanding.

Then the rest was fluro green and blue (terribly transparent cheap paint), Black, Mars Red, and Purple. Just glazing away.

Went back in for the final highlights. Stared at it. Stared at it some more. Was disappointed when it was done. Had a lot of fun.

Entered it into the 2017 Crystal Dragon at CanCon. Where it bagged me a ton of goodies, winning The Judges Choice.

Photos by Casey. Because she has the nice gear and I'm rubbish.
  • Paolo-Di-Poce

    This is really well done, great use of colours. Deserves a Gold for sure

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  • Lucky-LBT

    Really nice painting is happening here.
    Especially like the fins

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    One of the best paintjobs on this bust!

    • Casey Hastings

      Its even better in person!
      Its amazingly to see :)

  • D@nny _

    Love it !!

  • Casey Hastings

    It a pleasure to take photo of such amazing work!
    Well done Kara <3

  • Kara Nash

    Thank you everyone for the nice comments.

  • Christoffer "Lazerhead3000" Jonsson

    The color composition is just <3 and the texture on the cape is AAA

  • Luis Salamanca "Herald"

    Incredible version of this awesome bust. I would have loved to see all the intermediate steps, and that Venetian underpainting. It is so satisfying when every piece is a new exploration ahead own limits, especially if you end up with these amazing results.

  • Jakob V

    Wow this is incredible

  • Steve Haydon (Forté)

    Way better than my attempt on this fantastic bust