This was a really wonderful straight forward paint that just felt natural from A to B. Absolutely stunningly sculpted by the super talented Peder Batholdy in digital beauty, every bit is just crisp and great. Highly recommended.
  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    This is fantastic, love the sheen and the eyes. Spot on!

    • Jakob V

      Thanks so much Magnus!!

  • eric wolfsPLUS

    Great fish - Betta Splendes. It seems real, but bigger than the real fish. Gold

    • Jakob V

      Yah, it is bigger, yes. And it is indeed Betta Splendens. I would say it is about 2:1, which makes a real fun paintjob. And thanks a lot Eric! I used to be an aquarium nerd, with fresh and marine tanks, and this sparked that old interest. Might just get a betta tank now :)

  • Francois "Frado" Daugny

    Very original and extremely well done. great idea. Gold!!

    • Jakob V

      Thanks so much :) Although I take zero creative for the amazing idea. I am just the hired goon :)

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"

    whoa! gold!

    • Jakob V

      Thanks mate :)

  • girlpainter57

    absolutely fantastic

    • Jakob V

      Thank you! Happy to hear. It is a wonderful sculpt

  • Nicol Bonacina

    Wow amazing!

    • Jakob V

      Thanks so much Nicol :)

  • Kyle Maitland

    An excellent study Jakob.  Great work.

    • Jakob V

      Thanks Kyle! :)

  • Denniz Hedin Salo

    Fantastic, it looks alive!

    • Jakob V

      Thank you Denniz!

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    so original ! love it !

    • Jakob V

      Thanks so much Marc! I take no credit for originality, but yes it is.

  • Alfonso Giraldes_BansheePLUS

    fuuuck bro it is sooooo beautiful

    • Jakob V

      Thanks so much master! Honoured to hear :)

  • Max RichieroPLUS

    Love it! Gold

    • Jakob V

      Thanks Max! :)

  • John Delamere

    Beautiful colors!

    • Jakob V

      Thank you! It is actually in total only painted using Abteilung primary/secondary set sold
      Through AK. And black and white of course. So most is pure blue and pure red.

  • Jaime Chocano

    Beautiful work. I love the saturation

    • Jakob V

      Thanks Jaime! Happy to hear :) and yes I tried to push saturarion to the max.

  • pit rehmke

    Hello Jacob,
    I looked twice, your work is just amazing. You have set the lights and shadows so convincingly that the colors get such a fantastic luminosity that I have never seen before. I am impressed.
    Keep it up!!!

    • Jakob V

      Thank you so much. This study of the fish and how its surface reacts to light was really interesting. It was one of those projects where I think prior to starting that it is simple only to dig deeper and see the complexities.

  • TimPLUS

    That’s is just stunningly beautiful mate

    • Jakob V

      Thanks Tim :)

  • Alex ✍

    Amazing work Jakob ❤️

    • Jakob V

      Thanks mate. And ditto ;)

  • Natalia Oracz

    Great painting and great miniature :) I can’t praise enough both you and Robot Rocket for doing such a great job with this release. Idea for the sculpt is really simple but it’s beauty works wonders and your painting skills brings this fish to life. Props for chosing very beautiful color scheme, I love it!

    • Jakob V

      Thanks Natalia. Big fan of your work! I passed on your comment to Peder and Matty from RRM. Best wishes

  • Steve "Babelfish" Riley

    That is just incredible. Gold, Gold and Gold again!!

    • Jakob V

      Thanks a lot Steve!!

  • Paolo-Di-Poce

    so beautiful, you made it to life

    • Jakob V

      Thank you Paolo! :)

  • Steve Jourdain


    • Jakob V

      Thank you Steve :)

  • WojciechBober72

    This fish is alive-Gold!

    • Jakob V

      It is a great lively sculpt for sure :)

  • Vladimir_Golubev

    Amazing! Gold

    • Jakob V

      Thanks so much Vladimir!

  • WojciechBober72

    The point is, your paint job is so realistic, this “fighter” looks alive-_wonderful!

    • Jakob V

      Ah yes. Thanks so much. Happy to hear :)

  • Bran

    Incredible painting !!

    • Jakob V

      Thanks so much mate!

  • DonaldJohanssonPLUS

    That is awesome! Looks alive. Great job! :)

    • Jakob V

      Thanks so much Donald. Happy you like fishy :)

  • Eddie Chamberlain

    This is so lifelike! It looks amazing!

    • Jakob V

      Thanks so much Eddie. It is a fantastic lifelike sculpt. Very fun to paint

  • Vladimir SychevPLUS

    Alive. Bravo!

    • Jakob V

      Thanks so much Vladimir

  • Atila KawautiPLUS

    Such an amazing piece! Congrats!

    • Jakob V

      Thanks Atila :)

  • Archigrog

    Fantastic painting, so real, so wonderful

    • Jakob V

      Thanks so much

  • Flo « FFF » Rochet


    • Jakob V

      Thanks so much