This is my little journey down trying to extend a story. In my case, Alfonso Giraldes wonderful Gladiator painted earlier this year ( I saw Alfonso's as a rough concept he was using as a demonstration in Augsburg earlier in the year. He told a story of painting a gladiator emerging from the darkness into the sun of the colosseum. So I wanted to paint the gladiator's adversary. This was a fun way of using someone else's concept to extend the story and build upon it. There's a lot of skin on this bust so I wanted to give him a bronzed Polynesian aesthetic. I chose Dwayne Johnson/The Rock as my muse.

Now I am at the end I kind of wish I knew what I was doing with NMM! I have done NNMM again. This is an area I have to work on. Everything else I think I did pretty well on.
  • BranPLUS

    I love your job simply ..... Is just perfect !!

  • eric wolfsPLUS

    Great painting. It’s just incredible.

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    A wonderful piece, Richard. The tattoo is just too crazy. I love the inspiration why you tackled him in that way. A great study in ambience and connecting to Alfonso’s work.

  • Clive Jackson

    Fantastic job! The tattoo is amazing! Gold of course!

  • Roy "The Norwegian" Pedersen

    Fantastic piece of art my friend :) have you sent an picture to the Rock


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  • David BatistaPLUS

    Oro sin duda amigo.

  • "SCV Park" Yeong Min

    Fantastic~!! very good~!

  • Mariano del Olmo

    Gold. Perfect use of NMM and great flesh as well. Best,