‘On the third day Seth felt worn and beaten. Just a few hours left and victory was his. If he could only keep ahead and above the rest. It has come to be expected of him. It came with some sacrifices though. A few more scars were added to his already worn skin. Maybe this year he was ahead, but he knew that as soon as he held the trophy in just a few hours, he would fear for the coming year’s tournament, and whether he would make it out of that one with just a few scars, or wounds much deeper. But none of that mattered now. Here they come. And they dont know what’s going to hit them!’

Started Seth at Marc Masclans two weekends ago in Stockholm. All in acrylics. Not in a style I am used to and quite out of my element. Felt he ended up nice, so here he is in all his cartoony colour.

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  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    He turned out beautifully, fantastic job! Great hanging out with you again my friend :)

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thanks mate. Would be good to see the two finished pieces together - so so different. And shows the versatility of the bust. Thanks, great to hang out with you again :)

  • Philippe

    Great job!

  • DonTancredo

    Very impressing and we can tell you wanted to share a tell with this work… Well… Mission accomplished.

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Ah thank you! Well for this one, it startet as part of the Marc Masclans workshop, and it was just a technique exercise. I woke up monday morning and decided to glue the mask on and see what happened. And it looked awesome and created a whole new character. I always try to make up some story with my models, but I dont think it shows that much. The scrape on the shouldler came from this narrative though. And it became a metaphor for the hunt for positioning in miniature painting. So, you know, just a little think on the side with the character description, which for me makes it more interesting. But thank you for the comment :)

  • Mads JespersenPLUS

    Impressive work. Love its suddleties and “cartoony” Lampard shell shaded style. Quite a bit different than your normal style. Is that attributed to Acrylics pr the class?

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Tak Mads :) As we spoke about, finishing minis from workshop is not so easy, as the style you are painting in is not 100pct your own. So it is hard to continue. This one I was so far that It was easy ‘to
      Make it my own’ and I finished it in a way that is me and not me, if that makes sense. I really like it, but doubt there will be many like it in the future. To me, this is very different than what I usually paint, both thematically and technical. But it feels good. And it is on PnP as I feel it represents aspects of my painting.

  • Marc

    Very nice paint job, I particularly like the metal processing, as well as the scarifications

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thanks a lot Marc. Enjoyed the metal too. Most of the scars are sculpted on

  • Alex ✍PLUS

    Good job ❤️

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    I like the way you painted this bust !
    as I only paint with oil, I am a bit jealous with all those acry techniques and classes ... looks awesome ! (a bit like a modern gladiator ! ) gold !

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thanks so much. And yes I know. I paint mostly oils also, and it is something to be aware of.