Passionate about native Americans I fell in love with this quiet character of Young Miniatures, sculpted by Carl Reid.

The only dark spot for me, was the great sadness and thinness of the face. Having no great skills as a sculptor, I was content to change some parts that were problematic.... The result is not as fine and precise as Carl Reid's work, but the face suits me more...

The colors of the clothes are based on real photos of Sioux Lakota clothes. Ornaments were made with porcupine spines and horsehair. Prior to the arrival of American settlers in the 1830s-1840s, the Sioux occupied a vast territory stretching from Missouri to the Big Horn Mountains (the present states of North and South Dakota, as well as part of the Minnesota, Wyomming and Nebraska).

My character received the name of Takoda which means in Sioux Lakota "friend to everyone", paint with brush and acrylic..

I hope this bust will give you the impression of contemplating a serene man without animosity towards his neighbor ... This feeling of peace mixed with understanding and tolerance that is sometimes sorely lacking today ....
  • eric wolfsPLUS

    Bon, tu sais que c’est pas ma préférence, mais au moins, je suis le premier à te mettre un vote, et pas façon sniper !

    • BranPLUS

      Pas de soucis Éric,  je comprends parfaitement. Merci pour ton vote.

  • Siuhkyls :)

    Beautiful work, Bruno! You did a great job! :)

    • BranPLUS

      Rob, thanks a lot my friend ;)

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    tu aurais pu peaufiner un peu plus…
    surtout les cheveux qui manquent de relief sur la photo…ainsi que les franges sur les côtés un peu mono teinte .
    par contre la peinture est bien propre et lisible.

    • BranPLUS

      Sans doute Marc,  donner du relief au noir des cheveux et aux crins de chevaux sans tomber dans le gris ou le bleu m’a été difficile…...

  • Philippe

    Belle peinture, bravo, mais je rejoins quand même les remarques de Marc.

    • BranPLUS

      Philippe pas d’inquiétude,  je pense que vous ne serez pas les seuls, toi, Marc et Éric,  à  trouver cette peinture pas assez aboutie….. ;)

  • pstockleyPLUS

    Very nice!

    • BranPLUS

      Thanks a lot pstockley

  • Evgeny Golubev

    Beautiful paint job on this bust,  congratulations

    • BranPLUS

      Thanks Evgeny

  • Theodoros GiannakopoulosPLUS

    Nice colour pallete !

    • BranPLUS

      Thanks Theodoros :-)

  • John CordianoPLUS

    This is fantastic. I can definitely see that he’s a friend to everyone.

    • BranPLUS

      Thanks a lot John.

  • Andrey Miroshnichenko

    Great work! Gold!

    • BranPLUS

      Thank you very much Andrey.

  • Jakob VillienPLUS

    It’s nice to paint native americans with all the volours :) great job!

    • BranPLUS

      Thank you Jakob, I’m glad you appreciate it…

  • Francesco Thau

    Gold

    • BranPLUS

      Grazie mille Francesco ;)

  • SlayterJohn

    Nice character!

    • BranPLUS

      Thanks a lot John :))