1/10 bust from El Viejo Dragon, painted in acrylics.
This time I took a leap of faith in my journey with a bust from El Viejo Dragon that was laying on the bench from a while with just a layer of primer .. and the image in my mind of the beautiful, mythical box art from Pepa Saavedra.
Trying to figure out my own story I’ve started imagining the courtesan on a balcony, late in the night with moonlight reflections on her left and the warmer light coming from the room inside.. chattering.. words whispered making her laughing ..
Thought it would have been a good exercise for osl and projected shadows but have to say that in the end I’ve also spent a decent amount of time practicing painting pearls :)
Hope you’ll enjoy, cheers!
  • Marius "Der Stone "Stein

    Really beautifull light and shadow situation. I love how the skin look like on the first picture.

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    Fantastic, so good!

  • girlpainter57

    moonlight / candle light works beautifuly

    • Alessandro Natale

      Thanks girlpainter! That’s kind of yours!

  • WojciechBober72

    Nice job

  • Bran

    Very beautiful lighting !!

  • fabrizio1969PLUS


    • Alessandro Natale

      Grazie Fabrizio! Io non vedo l’ora di vedere la tua prossima!

  • Kilsh

    Gold for me, great lighting effect!

    • Alessandro Natale

      Thanks you Kilsh, kind of a new experiment for me but happy you like it!

  • Alex ✍

    Great work ❤️ Very brave!

    • Alessandro Natale

      Thanks Alex, Well brave is the right word thinking about the moment I’d decided to try something completely new to me!

  • Lucas 'Tio Zebra'

    Damn, Alessandro, this is absolutely stunning! Wonderful, just wonderful!!!

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"

    Hey, gold!

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS

    Such a beauty of a smoothie of a project . Wonderful brushwork .gold

    • Alessandro Natale

      Thank you John! Always appreciate your feedback!

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  • Marc MussatPLUS

    superbe encore une fois !
    Bravo pour ce beau buste recompensé par un editor’s !

    • Alessandro Natale

      Merci encore une fois Marc! C’est un honneur d’avoir l’editor choice et il n’y a pas meilleur récompense que tous vos commentaires !

  • Roberto Del CimaPLUS


  • Theodoros Giannakopoulos

    Really beautiful !
    The painting fx is very successful.

    • Alessandro Natale

      Thank you Theodoros! Happy that you appreciate the effect!!

  • Josh_Underhill

    Love the candle/lamp light and forced shadows.. Pearls are also very nice

  • JanSoukup

    I love this paint

    • Alessandro Natale

      Thanks Jan, appreciated! Hope to meet you in person one day!

  • RUSTO art and craft show Fabrizio Russo

    Grande aleeee

  • Ricardo Pisa

    Love the shadows!

  • Atila KawautiPLUS

    Amazing, gold!

  • Francois "Frado" Daugny

    Excellent painting!! Gold!!

  • Militarist_Studio

    What the light! Gold!

  • Paolo-Di-Poce

    Innovative lights, very bold painting. I’m a big fan of your works .

  • Alfonso Giraldes_BansheePLUS

    this reminds me joseph wright of derby. awesome light interpretation. i gove u a silver cause i feel the shadow area needs somehow more definition as it looses teh feeling specially on theface. but the ,manin picture with tht warm light is fantastic.. seriously your work is inspiring

    • Alessandro Natale

      today is my lucky day :) thanks for this one too boss. And believe me your comment and advice worth already a platinum. Agree the shadow side has something that could have been done differently. Rather than definition I always thought it could have been tied to the transition from the other side, especially around the nose and below the left eye orbit where I could have built more depth as on the forehead. Yet I wanted to keep it as it was also to have a reference of what could be improved in front of my eyes for future works. Again, thanks again for the vote and the worthful insight, appreciated!!

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  • Martin CollierPLUS