Young to old
Young to old
Young to old
Young to old
I have worked to transform a young looking bust from Nocturna models (Aileen) to make it look older. The last picture is from Nocturna models homepage of the original sculpt as a refeerence.

Learned a lot on this model and really enjoyed to paint it.
  • Denis Izotov

    You did a great job. she looks very natural and old

  • David KuehnPLUS

    As said elsewhere, I greatly admire what you did there - both the concept and the execution. Excellent work, John! Much looking forward to your next pieces!

    • John_Engstrand

      Thanks David, it was a fun concept to try and execute.

  • Jonatan Gil - ElinhirPLUS

    Excellent work. Very fresh. Gold

  • Archigrog

    Great idea! and great paint!

  • John Cordiano

    Wonderful job. I love it.

  • Petar Knezović

    I absolutely hate it. Gold.

    • John_Engstrand

      Actually in a way I also hate it, was a frustrating project some times. Thanks for the vote :)

  • Alex ✍

    Great job ❤️

  • Riccardo.Wino.Corno

    What a texture on the face! Gold!

    • John_Engstrand

      Thanks, it was a challenge to get it good looking, one version it looked like her skin had cracks all over it..

  • Jaime Chocano

    Great idea and execution

    • John_Engstrand

      thank you, it been in my head for a long time, did a version of old and young on a smaller figure before and decided to try and get one step further on this one and a bigger scale.

  • Ivan Hortal A.PLUS

    interesting work. congrats.

    • John_Engstrand

      Thanks Ivan, happy you find it interesting :)

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    Great job mate!

    • John_Engstrand

      Tack Magnus för stöd och råd under vägen.

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  • eric wolfsPLUS

    Great job. she looks really older but still beautifull woman. Congrates.

  • Jakob VPLUS


    • John_Engstrand

      Tackar :) Will start on the Last Wave soon from Nordlys :)

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    This is one of my favourite projects on Putty&Paint; since a long time. Changing a character this way is so impressive. Gold and Editor’s choice from my side!  A very unique project!

    • John_Engstrand

      Thank you Roman, you have been one of the people that influenced me the most since the course in Arvika. It was the first course that I attended. I feel grateful for your praise.

  • Mally Anderson

    I love how you have taken this sculpt in a completely different direction. It’s been great to watch it come together. A well deserved gold

  • Denniz Hedin Salo

    Awsome work John! Really your best piece!

  • pstockley

    Great idea well executed!

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    we all get old ! even classic figs ! brilliant !

    • John_Engstrand

      Yes we all get old :) Thanks Marc

  • Chris / g0rb

    Wow, this is amazing work. The way you etched the lines into the face, I would have thought it was sculpted this way. Gold!

    • John_Engstrand

      Thanks Chris, I really enjoyed doing this one but alot of frustration from time to time with making the aging look good.