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.


  • Nicol Bonacina


    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Nicol ❤️

  • girlpainter57

    fantastic painting , the shadows and lace masterful

    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Girlpainter ❤️

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

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

    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Magnus ❤️

  • Francois "Frado" Daugny

    Very nice facial expression and NMM. GOLD!!

    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Francois ❤️

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"


    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Ivan ❤️

  • Philippe

    Great painting! Gold!

    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Philippe ❤️

  • Jakob VPLUS

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

    • Alex ✍

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

  • Toolove


    • Alex ✍

      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!

    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Josh ❤️

  • Dmitry Fursov


    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Dmitry ❤️

  • Vladimir_Golubev


    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Vladimir ❤️

  • John Davis

    Absolutely superb

    • Alex ✍

      Thanks John ❤️

  • Ilya "IL" Branshteyn


    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Ilya ❤️

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    super painting Alex !

    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Marc ❤️

  • Alfonso Ciattini


    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Alfonso ❤️

  • WojciechBober72


    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Wojciech ❤️

  • Eduardo Garcia Lope

    Absolutely brilliant work, superb study of light and realism.

    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Eduardo ❤️

  • Maiorov Stepan

    Super! Gold!

    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Maiorov ❤️

  • Eugene Dravskikh

    Peerless painting!!! Only gold!

    • Alex ✍

      Thanks SlayterJohn ❤️

  • Andrey Miroshnichenko

    Beautiful work! Gold!

    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Andrej ❤️

  • eric wolfsPLUS

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

    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Eric ❤️

  • megroot

    Impressive painting.

    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Megroot ❤️

  • fabrizio1969PLUS


    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Fabrizio ❤️

  • Clive Jackson

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

    • Alex ✍

      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 ✍

      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 ✍

      Thanks Tim ❤️Means a lot!

  • Poliakov_Andrii


    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Andrii ❤️

  • Max RichieroPLUS

    Oh f**k is wonderful!!!

    • Alex ✍

      Thanks Max ❤️