War. It took her away to Dahak. And like she was the inner mirror of his soul, he had mirrored on his body “Si vis vitam para mortem”.

“quote (…) to bear life remains, after all, the first duty of the living. The illusion becomes worthless if it disturbs us in this.
We remember the old saying;
Si vis pacem, para bellum.
If you wish peace, prepare for war.

The times call for a paraphrase:
Si vis vitam, para mortem.
If you wish life, prepare for death.”
(Sigmund Freud: “Reflections on War and Death, 1918)

1/10 Bust from Beyond Miniatures, acrylics.

A bit dark but an immense pleasure to develop the narrative from just an idea I had in mind. This sculpture from Latorre is simply a fantastic playground for imagination and by the number of amazing versions you see around I guess I am not the only one sharing such an enthusiasm!

Technically the tattoo on the chest has been by far my most ambitious project ever. I did literally spend days sketching and thinking about how to use perspective and painting in order to adapt the visage to the anatomy and at same time give the illusion that the woman's gaze turns following the angle of the observer's view. (well.. or at least I hope it gives the illusion..)

Cheers and Happy New Year!
  • Jesús Gómez

    I have seen the progress through social networks and I have loved a great GOLD^_^

    • Alessandro Natale

      thanks Jesus both for comment and following the progress!

  • Alex ✍

    Incredible work Alessandro ❤️ Your best by far for me!

  • TimPLUS

    Absolutely stunning - gold

  • Roberto Del Cima


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  • sk_drille

    that tatoo on the chest is awsome

  • ArtNiak

    Mouais…. Tu pourrais passer la seconde….

    • Alessandro Natale

      merci Remy!!

    • ArtNiak

      Super gold au carré, c’est exceptionnel !

  • Bran

    Bellissimo tatuaggio per questa bellissima versione. Congratulazioni Alessandro !!

    • Alessandro Natale

      merci beaucoup Bruno! y compris pour le commentaire en italien :)))

  • Steph.DPLUS

    Superbe ton travail de tatouage, vraiment topissime, un immense bravo à toi

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"

    gold. impressive amount of work

  • Mally Anderson

    Simply jaw dropping imagination and execution - pure gold

    • Alessandro Natale

      thanks again Mally! really appreciated your encouragement through the whole progress!

  • Andreu "Morglum Minis"

    Impressive work!! Wow

  • RaTrPLUS

    Awesome work!! :)

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  • Natalia Oracz

    The girl on the tattoo looks like Aleesia, now you have to paint her too :D Very well done with everything, I like this one a lot. Pictures are a little bit too dark I think, but it doesn’t take away from you painting at all.

    • Alessandro Natale

      thanks Natalia! good call, for the physiognomy I referred to her and surely I want to paint her too one day or another, but still have to figure out the right story.. really can’t imagine her with huge tattoo of Dahak on her chest :)))

  • Sebastian Schubert

    The skin colour is perfect and the tattoo is really mindblowing.
    So far your best work, thumbs up

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS

    One of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. Golden

    • Alessandro Natale

      That’s really kind of yours John, can’t thank you enough for the appreciation!!

  • MartinSporka

    Man, this is insane! The 3D tattoes are amazing! Of course the “rest” of the bust is also excellent. Gold!

    • Alessandro Natale

      thank you Martin! really appreciate you people are enjoying it!

  • Will “Sik Willy” Hahn

    Fantastic work Alessandro, you know how I feel about this one. Easy gold!

    • Alessandro Natale

      thanks again for your feedback and huge support Will! don’t have enough words to say how much I appreciate!

  • JakeyZH

    24K GOLD!!!

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    que dire ! du talent d’artiste, avec en plus, toujours de l’originalité qui ne rend rien à la qualité technique de ce que tu fais ! bluffant !

    • Alessandro Natale

      merci beaucoup Marc! encore une fois je suis vraiment flatté de ton soutien !

  • David Batista

    Gold, you may want to see my latest project that includes a tattoo, albeit smaller than this one.

    • Alessandro Natale

      Hi David! Yep I know your one!irs amazing how many incredible versions are there around ! Check also the one from Jamie Chocano if you didn’t yet.. that pretty cool too!

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    Wow wow wow, pure perfection!

    • Alessandro Natale

      It’s me saying wow for your appreciation! Thank you boss!

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  • Paolo-Di-Poce

    super work, only gold for this

    • Alessandro Natale

      E cosa posso dirti a te?:)  Grazie mille!!

  • Alfonso Giraldes_BansheePLUS

    amazing. im really in love with this

    • Alessandro Natale

      ok… now I’m really flattered!! thanks Master!!!!!!!

  • Laurent Aubry aka Pisco

    Un projet qui tabasse ! Bravo à toi et merci pour ton approche inspirante

  • Adam

    Those tattoos are awe inspiring! gold

  • John Delamere

    I’ve been watching this progress on Facebook.
    Absolutely amazing work!
    The tattoos are better than most tattoos I have seen in real life.
    Excellent! Gold!

    • Alessandro Natale

      Thanks John! Appreciated your support all the way long this journey !!!

  • Poliakov_Andrii

    GOLD !!!!

  • David Batista

    Gold! Maybe you can see my version of this figure in my projects…

  • Archigrog

    Straordinario…non riesco a distogliere lo sguardo…

  • Jim Jackson

    Amazing use of freehand. Incredible details without overpowering the piece. GOLD