Here is my version of this superb bust from Yury Serebryakov produced by Castle Miniatures.
Cast shadows were painted (right part of the face). The shirt was painted as if it was made of linen with apparent threads.
Acrylic paint as usual. A joy to paint !
  • Francois "Frado" Daugny

    Excellent paint work: perfect expression of the face, perfect free hand, impressive textures: Just great!!

  • girlpainter57

    lovely shadows in the shirt and cloth -freehand a joy to see

  • Archigrog

    Great Atmosphere! Very nice painting. Wonderful freehand job!

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    top job Alex !

  • Alex ✍PLUS

    Great job ❤️

  • BranPLUS

    An absolutely perfect painting….

    • Alex SilvestriPLUS

      Thanks Bran but I have never made a ‘perfect’ painting, and will never be able to do one ! :)
      This is what pushes me to improve with each one. Merci beaucoup !

  • pstockleyPLUS

    Very nicely done.

  • Theodoros GiannakopoulosPLUS

    Gold for the perfection of the free hand decoratives on the linen.

  • Clive Jackson

    Every time I see this bust I really feel I should get it and have a go! Excellent work, particularly the Jacket/blouse! Gold!

    • Alex SilvestriPLUS

      Hi Clive
      Yes, have a go at it. It is well worth the effort. It was produced by Castle miniatures in the past.
      Cheers !


    superbe peinture Alex, et comme d’hab : je comprends rien à comment faire de tels freehands ! :)

    • Alex SilvestriPLUS

      en fin c’est assez simple. Quand tu passeras dans le coin, fais moi signe, je te ferai un démo ! Merci !

  • Fabien DOUGNIER

    Splendide peinture ! Bravo !

  • PhilippePLUS

    Great work, the face is really amazing!

  • eric wolfsPLUS

    Une peinture absolument somptueuse, tant au niveau du rendu des matières (peau, tissus, plumes) que de la délicatesse des motifs. Voilà une pièce d’exception !!
    On ne peut voter que de l’or, bien sur.

    • Alex SilvestriPLUS

      Merci Eric. Comme bien des peintres, je suis rarement satisfait des mes pièces une fois terminées car j’y vois souvent plein de défauts ! Le temps permet d’effacer ce sentiment et de passer à la prochaine, toujours dans l’espoir de faire LA pièce parfaite ; grande illusion probablement :)

  • Poliakov_Andrii

    GOLD !!!

  • Paul "Duxxie" Duckers

    WOW! amazing attention to detail. GOLD