Thanatos  bust
Thanatos  bust
Thanatos  bust
Thanatos  bust
Hi there,

My version of this wonderful bust by Michael Kontraros. I paint few fantasy subjects but this one totally got me, with the wonderful painting David Colwell made for the boxart. This was a training piece for me as there were many things that were new to me ! dramatic lights/shadows, desaturated skintones, almost two pieces in one from back to front. Didn't dare to use airbrush as my skills are still very limited with this tool, even though I think it would've helped me a lot to achieve smoother transitions for the skin especially.

Tried my best with this one, not entirely satisfied with my work but happy overall to have achieved it. It was a very difficult and challenging piece to paint but I truly enjoyed every moment of it.

Last picture is just me playing with my camera, not a realistic photograph but I found it pretty so here it is :)

Hope you will like it !

Painted fully with brushes and with Kimera Kolors and S75 artist range.

  • David Batista


  • Evgeny Golubev

    Good job! Gold!

  • WojciechBober72

    Piękna praca-złoto

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    beau contraste de lumière
    tu t’en es très bien sorti !
    après effectivement l’aéro doit pouvoir aider dans ce genre de pièce

  • girlpainter57

    masterful painting

  • Poliakov_Andrii


  • Atila KawautiPLUS

    I love the colors! Gold.

  • KirillG


  • Bran

    Ta peinture est très aboutie, pour moi il n’y a rien à y redire, c’est juste parfait !! Un grand, un très grand bravo !!

    • Pierre Balmette

      Merci beaucoup Bruno j’apprécie !

  • Huby



    très belle interprétation Pierre, vraiment une réussite surtout sur cette pièce ! OR bien sur

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"


  • EntrevonPLUS

    Superbe pièce et ravi de te faire passer or !!!

    • Pierre Balmette

      Merci beaucoup François, malheureusement un vote bronze a refait chuter la moyenne mais c’est le jeu ! Merci pour ton commentaire

    • Pierre Balmette

      ××Bernard désolé !! Me suis emmêlé les pinceaux :)

  • fabrizio1969PLUS

    You are very eclettic painter and always at top

    • Pierre Balmette

      Thank you very much Fabrizio for your nice comment. I appreciate !

  • Alfonso Ciattini

    Great job!

  • "SCV Park" Yeong Min

    Very Nice Painting~!! Gold~!

  • eric wolfs

    Superbe ! Résultat impressionnant pour une pièce qui ne l’est pas moins !
    Bravo !!

    • Pierre Balmette

      Grand merci pour ton commentaire et ton vote Eric !

  • Angel C Villalba "KaspareK"

    Excelent work!!!

  • Philippe

    Tres beau! Or.

  • pit rehmke

    Excellent painting work! I really like the light-shadow effects.

  • Andrey Miroshnichenko

    Great job! Gold!