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.

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  • ArtNiak

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

  • Philippe

    Really great painting! The shield is amazing! Gold!

    • Alex Silvestri

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

  • Denis Izotov

    great painting. i especially like how clean your clothing textures

  • Bran

    Alex, you are great !!

    • Alex Silvestri

      :) 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 Silvestri

      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

    • Alex Silvestri

      Thank you ! I like your work a lot as well !

  • 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_L3x

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

  • Poliakov_Andrii

    GOLD !!!

  • Sagumo

    Great! Gold.

  • Archigrog

    Great eroic presence, impressive paintjob!

  • Michаil_Malinin

    Super!!! Gold!

  • Anna Lepskaja

    great painting.

  • Francois "Frado" Daugny

    extremely impressive free hand and texture!! great!!

  • Paul "Duxxie" Duckers

    Stunning piece of work a definate gold from me.

  • Theodoros Giannakopoulos

    You have great painting skills Alex. The decorative motifes in the border of the cloack are really impressive.

  • Vladimir_Golubev

    Excellent! Gold!

    • Alex Silvestri

      Thank you Vladimir. I have just discovered your figures : simply amazing !

  • Clive Jackson

    Stunning shield! Gold!

  • "SCV Park" Yeong Min

    WoW~! Fantastic~! Gold~!

  • Max RichieroPLUS

    Bel lavoro! Gold

  • Steve "Babelfish" Riley

    Gold all the way. Amazing freehand on the shield.

  • Holger SchwarzPLUS

    Lieber Alex,

    Deine Farblichen Abstimmungen sind großartig und werden mir als Vorbild dienen !!! Danke dafür und Herzlichen Glückwunsch ...
    Grüße Holger

  • Josh Munta

    The details are superb!