By Romain Van Den Bogaert.

I painted this on a friday night with my friend Kristian Simonsen. We each painted one version, and it is amazing how different they turned out. Kristians Fantastic version is here:

I went for something really chilling, and really wanted the lights to be super bright. As if it is the only light source in this dungeon of his. Except for cold rebounding blue light.

I can see him taunting with the key... a-ah-ah, you are never seing daylight again.

Painted in acrylics. Vallejo model colour and scale 75. A bit crude. But it was a fun fast project.

It's funny, I have always been really afraid to blast it onto the big screen, and I have just looked at this on my big screen. #fucksmoothness, and all that. This really makes sense. I personally love this for its imperfections. This definitely would not fly on other projects of mine, and I am not condoning a sloppy approach in general, but on some projects it makes sense to have very visible brushstrokes. I must put up something super smooth soon, just to show that I actually do know how to blend, but for now, just trust me when I state, that I love my brushstrokes. More power to the gatekeeper. The dungeon is ugly, and so is he!
  • girlpainter57

    I see ” you would have never got out with out me ” twinkle in his eye . love it

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thanks so much

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      And also, an interesting interpretation, actually. I really like it. Different stories hidden in his eyes.

  • Kristian Simonsen

    Awesome! Powerful glow in the candles. :-)

  • Florian 'Butch'

    Well done. First thing I thougt was: bright candles.

  • Jens Riber PoulsenPLUS

    Sneaky git! :D

  • Ben (EclypseDesigns) Curry

    I like this a lot. It is tricky to deal with very dark OSL situations as absence of light greatly desaturates the colours. The candles are wonderful and the atmosphere you have achieved :)

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thanks so much. It is a really simple exercise. I am not sure it really belongs here, but I actually am growing very fond of it myself. So I feel it is a part of my collection, even though it was a very fast and impulsive project.