Here is my take on another classic bust. For this exercise I wanted to work on fleshing out character, with a main focus on the eyes through very high contrasts and less focus on the smoothing

I was inspired by many of it's famous master's work like Ben Komets, Marc Masclans, Arnau Lazaro ... most variant of him tend to neglect the lower side, so I wanted to bring a little interest in it by bringing some treasure chest glow and some other story elements to it.. I also like to have few very directional and dramatic lighting setup, I feel it really achieve what I was looking for here

All in all, it was such a pleasant bust to paint, I might even redo another version in the future ...

hope you are still able to enjoy this n+1 version of him :)