From Altores Studio. Sculpted by my favorite sculptor Alexander Deryabin. This is my fourth box art of his models, and it is the one I am most happy with.

Alexander always creates stunning different artwork - and this certainly is. Kitsch, cool and qwirky. I see this girly as much as a cosplayer than a retro future character.

It’s been fun!

You go girl!


All painted in oils, I also left a little homage to my friend Dmitry Fesechko who introduced me to this wonderful medium - a brush I got from him years ago that finally died.


Also, thanks to Mr. Ben Komets, Sir, for guiding me :)
  • Jakob VillienPLUS

    From Altores Studio. Sculpted by my favorite sculptor Alexander Deryabin. This is my fourth box art of his models, and it is the one I am most happy with.

    Alexander always creates stunning different artwork - and this certainly is. Kitsch, cool and qwirky. I see this girly as much as a cosplayer than a retro future characteer.

    It’s been fun!

    You go girl!

  • Tobias_K_AasvangPLUS

    Awesome!

  • "SCV Park" Yeong Min

    Great~~! gold~!

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    She is superb, I love her!

  • FrançoisBourgouinPLUS

    GOLD

  • Alex ✍PLUS

    Fantastic work ❤️

  • jparkdr

    gold

  • akitaka-misenai

    Great painting technique

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thanks so much! Just checked out your work and love it!

  • Archigrog

    What a wonderful paint!! My compliments!

  • Natalia OraczPLUS

    So great, I love it :) One of the pieces where the backdrop works perfectly.

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thanks so much! Yes backdrops can be tricky and rarely do they work on busts without being integrated in stortelling - in my opinion.

  • Luis Sánchez T

    Beautiful painting! Gold

  • ashuang

    GOLD

  • girlpainter57PLUS

    gold love the metalics

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thank you! The engines are all nmm but the rest is a mix.

  • Rhett “Saint Toad” JenkinsPLUS

    Full of atmosphere.

  • Martin Vermeulen (Nighthawk)

    Marvellous work! I love the sky.

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thank you. I had to take pics for box art all in black without sky and it felt like half a model.

  • Roy "The Norwegian" Pedersen

    Gold!!

    Love the face shield on the helmet.

  • Matt DiPietroPLUS

    Lovely characterization. You’ve managed to make her quite evocative. Gold and editor’s :)

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thank you so much for comment and editor’s :) very proud of this little lady, so good to see her on the cover :)

  • MartinSporka

    “I believe I can fly!” Beautiful ambience - the bust and the backdrop fits perfectly!

  • Alexander Deryabin (Zippo)

    Thank you for your kind words and wonderful painting, my friend!
    Where is the platinum medal button?

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Hi Alexander! Thank you! Hope to paint many more of your sculpts. Best wishes

  • eric wolfsPLUS

    Great, realy great. I like a lot.
    Gold of course

  • BranPLUS

    Very good job Jakob !!

  • Romain Schoemaeker « Gr0gus »

    What a beautiful story to begin with ... the sculpt is sublime, but you litterally transcended it ...

    And the colors !! You know how much I love desaturated atmospheres and palettes ... the balance is equisite, and there is so much to be seen.

    You’ve had some extraordinary good piece in your portfolio, but this one is by far the one I connect the most with. Thank you Jakob !

     

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thanks so much for this nice comment. I am glad you like it. It is fun to notice that people like it so mich, because it was just such a joy to paint. Apart from visor, none of the parts was any trouble, and all was just a breeze. The punk I did was pretty much the same. Just fun and play. I think i have three gears: pieces that really have something to say (my artsy stuff) which are usually hard. Pieces that I don’t really connect much with and usually has some tricky elements and are hard to finish as I am not engaged. And then finally, these ones that are just fun all the way through. Same with anything in life really. If you care about the stuff you do, it shines through. I remember someone ‘defending’ why the loved Bob Dylan: ‘he may not be the best singer, and he may be rough around the edges, but the listener can feel his sincerety and love for what he does when he sings. It might not be relateable (because why would it be), but people relate to it because they feel my joy in painting it. Maybe

  • Jonas SturessonPLUS

    Absolutely stellar!
    Awesome work done.

  • Pierre BalmettePLUS

    Awesome composition, very original. Lovely soft tones, background idea. Total gold here!

  • Luis UgartePLUS

    Excellent! Great job! Gold

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    this is brilliant !

    • Jakob VillienPLUS

      Thanks so much Marc! Happy to hear you like this lady :)