As you know I do not like painitng miniatures for one certain angle of view. But I wanted to make this one as a kind of experiment on reflections in metal. And when I had a spherical helmet... Well, I could twist those reflections to look good only from the front view. So I placed the shield in front of the model. Plus to make the metal look shiny enough I had to paint all other parts darker and less saturated. Can't say I love the result much, it was kind of quick work and it was easier to finish it as it is than to repaint some parts. But still I want to share it with you. And anyway I have learnt a lot. Next time I am sure I could make it much better.
Thank you!
Young miniatures bust
oils and tempera
  • Sergey Savenkov

    Металом просто убил :-)

  • Steve Haydon (Forté)


  • Andreu "Morglum Minis"

    The NMM effect of the helmet in the first view is one of the most spectacular I’ve seen. Thanks for this work so inspiring!

  • Sergey "Adv" Papkov

    Убил всем. И росписью лица, и шлемом, и колористикой.. всем... как после такого красить продолжать?!..

  • Martin Lavat

    The metal is insane!!!

  • Paolo-Di-Poce

    inhuman level

  • A.Demidov

    А мне фрихенд оч понравился)

  • Curmudgeon

    The helmet is incredible, are they cypresses? Well it will be that it has not been so bad ;)

  • Gianluca "Branzu" Buttigliero

    Love your style… Gold!

  • girlpainter57

    i wish I could get as close to reflective metal as this ,can’t wait to see how you can improve this . gold

  • Eric 'Flunk' McCartney

    Every so often I come across a work that sticks out and becomes ingrained in my memory. This polished piece now joins the ranks of such works. Your really pushed the boundaries on this one and I commend you, sir.

  • pit rehmke

    I do not know what impresses me most?
    The representation of the metal, the eye on the shield or the reflected colors of the metal in the face painting. Everything has succeeded, just fine.
    I like it very much!

  • Jero Miniatures

    I’m speechless. Its gorgeous Dimitry. Wish someday I could see such pieces live. Thanks for sharing your art with us.

  • Legendarion MC

    А-хре-неть! Металл просто бомба!

  • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

    This is thoroughly inspiring!

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    You are my hero. Truely, Dmitry. Absolutely adorable paintwork with soul!

  • Luc "Thantor" Pinganaud

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkk! ^^

  • rafaelega

    Awesome. Like the results!!! GOLD

  • Jens Riber Poulsen

    Dmitry… Are you comepletely insane? :D Amazing work.

  • Clive Jackson

    Fantastic work in general, but particularly on the reflections…I don’t see how you could have made this better!?…and I say this as a professional 2D artist (when I am not daydreaming about painting figures!)

  • Steven ZuleskiPLUS

    Incredible metal work.  That helmet just says it all!

  • Matthew "edmundnormal" Betts

    Utterly, utterly ridiculous.

  • Luc "Windtalker" Vanpoucke

    WooooooooooooooooooooW, 100%

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    pure beauty !

  • eric wolfsPLUS

    wonderfull !!!

  • Steve Brodie - Telford

    thats stunning

  • 0s1r1s

    Amazing work; and the helmet is incredible!!

  • Moinyjonathan

  • MarcosReina

    I have no words to express how I feel when I look at your work. It´s so fantastic !

  • Holger SchwarzPLUS

    Grandios und faszinierend

  • Steven ZuleskiPLUS

    Stellar performance!

  • Mariano del Olmo

    Fesechko, truly amazing. Gold!