This is my last boxart for Medieval Forge Miniatures, a beautiful Russian hussar sculpted by Igor Gulyaev. Extensive research was provided by Евгений Дравских which made the experience a true pleasure.

With this work I wanted to strenghten his expression with the help of a cast shadow from the shako. I have used this effect on a previous project but wanted to integrate it slightly more this time in order to find an effect that was more natural and less stylistic.

Best,

Alex
  • Nicol Bonacina

    Excellent!

  • girlpainter57PLUS

    fantastic painting , the shadows and lace masterful

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Thanks Girlpainter ❤️

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    Spectacular work my friend, love how you treated all the different metals and wonderful atmosphere!

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Thanks Magnus ❤️

  • Francois "Frado" Daugny

    Very nice facial expression and NMM. GOLD!!

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Thanks Francois ❤️

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"PLUS

    Gold!!!

  • Philippe

    Great painting! Gold!

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Thanks Philippe ❤️

  • Jakob Villien

    Incredible! Just wow. Amazing tiny details. Great effect with visor.

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Thanks Jakob ❤️This one has ALOT of details. Glad you appreciate it!

  • Toolove

    Gold

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Thanks Toolove ❤️

  • Josh_Underhill

    So many great things here. I particularly like the buttons, handle of the pistol and badge. The care and detail with fabric textures etc. is also impressive. I also appreciate the attention to the edge of the sabre. Great work!

  • Dmitry Fursov

    СУПЕР!!!!!!

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Thanks Dmitry ❤️

  • Vladimir_Golubev

    Excellent!

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Thanks Vladimir ❤️

  • John Davis

    Absolutely superb

  • Ilya "IL" BranshteynPLUS

    Gold!

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    super painting Alex !

  • Alfonso Ciattini

    Amazing!

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Thanks Alfonso ❤️

  • WojciechBober72

    Gold

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Thanks Wojciech ❤️

  • Eduardo Garcia Lope

    Absolutely brilliant work, superb study of light and realism.

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Thanks Eduardo ❤️

  • Maiorov Stepan

    Super! Gold!

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Thanks Maiorov ❤️

  • SlayterJohn

    Peerless painting!!! Only gold!

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Thanks SlayterJohn ❤️

  • Andrey Miroshnichenko

    Beautiful work! Gold!

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Thanks Andrej ❤️

  • eric wolfsPLUS

    Woaw, that’s a realy great painting . Gold, of course

  • megroot

    Impressive painting.

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Thanks Megroot ❤️

  • fabrizio1969PLUS

    fabulos,gold

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Thanks Fabrizio ❤️

  • Clive Jackson

    Beautiful job! Eyes are fantastic! (Akhtyrka regiment?)...next one up on my to do list I think! Gold!

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Thanks Clive ❤️Contact me on Facebook and I can provide you with my reference material!

  • Clive Jackson

    Cheers Alex! What’s your FB ‘handle’ so I can do a search. (I had thought about doing mine as the Pavolgrad regiment, being a fan of ‘War and Peace’)...maybe the Akhtyrka regiment would be a good call for the alternative option on this one….bust exceptional job on this!

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Hi Clive! It is “Alex Holmén”. I have a lot of material so there should be plenty to choose from. Best, Alex

  • TimPLUS

    Amazing work man, I’m in love with your style

    • Alex ✍PLUS

      Thanks Tim ❤️Means a lot!

  • Poliakov_Andrii

    GOLD!!!

  • Max RichieroPLUS

    Oh f**k is wonderful!!!