Lorelei sculpted by Joaquin Palacios. I really enjoyed painting this very expressive figure.
  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"

    This is so gold. Saved as a ref.

    • Josh_Underhill

      Wow… Thank you Melnikov… (btw I also like your recent marine - It really stands out on the page)

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    great concept ! gold !

    • Josh_Underhill

      Thanks Marc! The concept for painting evolved as I was working on it. This was one of those figure which I liked for its own sake and there was no real plan when I started painting

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  • Jakob VPLUS

    Gorgeous work. The metals are so impressive

    • Josh_Underhill

      Thanks Jakob, I was most happy with the brushed brass/copper collar and gold of the handle… Those two ended up looking very convincing in hand. I don’t know whether anyone’s noticed but I put a Trompe-l’œil hallmark on the gold handle. It serves as both a signature (letter J initial) and happens to be the date hallmark for 2020.The blade looks good in the static photos but like a lot of nmm depicting high polish the effect is much less in hand and it looks more like smudged desaturated colour than shiny metal. I’m still pleased with the effect overall and it was definitely worth trying.

    • Jakob VPLUS

      I did not notice the J, but really nice. And yes that is how it is with NMM

  • Laurent Aubry aka Pisco

    I fell in love !!!

  • John Delamere

    Love this!

  • Bran

    Very beautiful painting, I really like the blade !!

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  • Pierre Balmette

    Very nice one, great job! Gold