I finally actually finished a project! After bouncing around lacking focus for the early part of the year, I decided to take this little bust with me on a family vacation to work on during my down time. I painted it in short intermittent sessions over that week, and recently finished him up after another three sessions after I got home. This is such a fantastic sculpt with so much character that I could spend many many many more hours refining it and adding detail, but that wasn't the purpose of the project. I needed to release some stress that had been holding me back, so this was a very low key low stress project for me and I'm pretty happy with how he turned out. As usual, plenty of the textures here are freehand (namely the pebbly texture on the red armor) that I've blended in the paintwork to areas of the sculpt so its more or less seamless.

I have to say a massive thank you to Alfonso Giraldes for his feedback in the later stages of this. What I had done over my vacation was decent, but his advice was invaluable in finishing this little guy up and helping me learn how to better focus the subject.

Hope you guys enjoy, comments and such are appreciated as always!
  • Rhett “Saint Toad” JenkinsPLUS

    Really did a lot with a very simple bust. Great colors, textures, and atmosphere.

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"PLUS

    gold!

  • Chris / g0rb

    Well done Will! Blue, yellow and red, put to great use! Gold all the way!

  • Seyni-NDIAYEPLUS

    Really love the textures ! Gold mate ! ;)

  • Matt_CarnevalePLUS

    Incredible interpretation Will, love the palette and that skin OMG!! GOLD, EASY

  • Iván Moles "Stuka"

    a very good job, a very good version !! congrats !!

  • Max RichieroPLUS

    Great work!

  • andresharambour

    Great work! I love the different tones on the face!

  • fabrizio1969PLUS

    Gold

  • TimPLUS

    Smashed it (again) Love it man, gold all the way

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS

    Sensational -live that pale skin with a blue tinge about it. Works marvelous with the red armor -well balanced thermometer .

  • Alfonso Giraldes_BansheePLUS

    all my words about this figure have been said so it si pointless to explain it here openly. really you have talent. and i am proud and happy to have you as my special pupil as I promise you I will squeeze you and you will grow a lot. you ahve everything is needed. talent, courage, willing and capability to listen to hard words and deep critics

  • Atila KawautiPLUS

    Amazing contrast! Gold

  • Francois "Frado" Daugny

    Incredibly realistic textures!! Gold!!