90 mm figure from Pegaso models. 100% acrylic painting. Scratch built base, plinth and sword blade. A magnificent sculpt from Gianni La Rocca.
My goal here was to try to depict one of the King of Sparta in the most historically accurate way possible taking into account the limited artefacts we have from the period and aiming for a cohesive painting trying to break down the overall "red" appearance of the figure and limiting the use of freehand. The shield is actually based on two different vases from the era.
I was not looking for a battle beaten figure but more for a grandiose depection of this figure. A joy to paint !
  • Mariano del Olmo

    Wow Alex, great painting! That shield is amazing!!! Best, Mariano

  • Rhett “Saint Toad” Jenkins

    Beautiful freehand. Metals are very convincing. Great painting.

  • Luceq

    Superb!!

  • ArtNiak

    You made à little pièce of art. I like it so much…........ Gold x gold.

  • PhilippePLUS

    Really great painting! The shield is amazing! Gold!

    • Alex SilvestriPLUS

      Merci Philippe. Je me suis plus qu’amusé sur le bouclier.. Un vrai régal à peindre !

  • vincenzogambino

    bravo :) oro

  • Denis Izotov

    great painting. i especially like how clean your clothing textures

  • BranPLUS

    Alex, you are great !!

    • Alex SilvestriPLUS

      :) J’essaie de m’améliorer sur chaque pièce et je suis bien content de celle-ci.. Mais bon, comme tout figuriniste qui se respecte, on a hâte de passer à la suivante !

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    Masterpiece !
    J adore !
    Ambiance generale, freehand , tout y est !
    Bravo !

    • Alex SilvestriPLUS

      Merci Marc ! Bien content qu’elle te plaise.. J’ai essayé du mieux que j’ai pu de trouver le juste équilibre entre un peu et pas trop de freehands, histoire de ne pas perdre la vue d’ensemble, en particulier les ombres et les lumières.. Et cette figurine m’a permis aussi d’approfondir ma technique pour les bronzes en métallique.

  • girlpainter57

    beautiful freehand

  • JanSoukup

    Impressive work. I really like the shield and freehands. Gold if course

  • MaremagnumPLUS

    Incredible! Gold

  • eric wolfsPLUS

    Wonderful free hand for the shield. That’s a really great painting. Gold

  • WojciechBober72

    Great work, amazing atmosphere, perfect detail and excellent chiaroscuro-Gold

  • Ingvar_L3xPLUS

    Hello!
    Very Nice Project!
    I like so much the shield freehand painting. Amazing level of details! Definitely Gold!
    Cheers!

  • Poliakov_Andrii

    GOLD !!!

  • Sagumo

    Great! Gold.

  • Archigrog

    Great eroic presence, impressive paintjob!

  • Michаil_Malinin

    Super!!! Gold!

  • Anna Lepskaya

    great painting.