Hello guys, today i want to show you something i painted. This time is a sad and disturbing piece but it needs to be. Thorbjorn Barone who sculpted it and Nordlys miniatures wanted this to be a reflection of a problem most times ignored.
I quote from his kickstarter.
"Usually portrayed dramatically in literature and film, but in reality a call for help is often quiet and sadly unheard. Subsequent to a suicide in the local hobby community, i began reflecting on how these tragedies often go unnoticed. Not long after this event i began painting the concept art and consequently sculpting the model."

I always thought that kindness is the antidote for the world, it is hard to be it sometimes, most of the times even, but not only can save other peoples lives, it can save also your own.
I don't mean it will always get to that point but kindness is something so powerful that people who don't practice it often can't believe it.
If you do a few times, just selfless acts of kindness, you realise though.
And again, no need to grand gestures, you can be it with the simplest and most common things.

Just please, be kind :)
  • Josh_Underhill

    Absolutely Spectacular

  • xnvyrnjs1

    this is perfect.!

  • Flo « FFF » Rochet

    No words!  Gold!!!

  • girlpainter57PLUS

    gold

  • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

    Stunningly beautiful and tragic art here.

    • Arnau LazaroPLUS

      Thank you, it means a lot that could be considered art :)

  • Thorbjorn BaronePLUS

    Amazing work man. Truly inspirational!

  • eric wolfsPLUS

    very poetic. I like a lot, gold !

  • Jim JacksonPLUS

    Stunning work with an important message! Obviously gold from me!

  • Natalia OraczPLUS

    Great piece of art, I love it. Superbly painted, I really like the use of warm red here. Pity that it’s not some kind of box art, would get insta editors pick and recognition, instead of just hanging in populars for few days.

    • Arnau LazaroPLUS

      Hey Natalia! thank you very much! You know how capricious editors is xD it’s always been like that sadly

  • TimPLUS

    Stunning

  • Archigrog

    Love painting and atmosphere!

  • Luc "Thantor" PinganaudPLUS

    This is art !

  • Dirk Risser

    WOW !!!

  • CosmicJoke

    She speaks to me…beautiful!

  • FrançoisBourgouinPLUS

    Gold

  • Martin CollierPLUS

    GREAT WORK

  • Bryan "Tinweasel" Wride

    Excellently painted figure, and a really good message in your text!

  • DrLiche

    The setting and painting are spectacular, and the idea behind it is good !

    However, it is a pity this is once again a miniature of a naked woman, therefore not very original…

    • Jakob Villien

      I think that is hardly a rule that being naked makes it unoriginal. Imagine if that was a rule in canvas art. I think for me, it is about using this nakedness as an expression of vulnerability - and not sexualizing it. But I respect your viewpoint, but respectfully disagree - I think it is a very brave piece, both sculpt and paint.

    • Jakob Villien

      Also, disclaimer: I own Nordlys Miniatures currently housing digital file, and admit that I gave it a lot of thought, also because of the theme and nakedness. But my conclusion is the opposite of yours.

    • DrLiche

      @Jakob Villien I understand your arguments, and it is nice to see that you thought a lot around this miniature. However, I can’t help but think that using female nakedness as a representation of vulnerability is a bit of a cliché - plus the fact that naked female body are overrepresented in miniatures ; I think using a male body, or even better, a non gendered-looking body, would have served its purpose better.
      And I know naked body are frequent in art, but I feel that the over-representation of (often sexualized, generally with non realistic aesthetics) naked female body in miniatures is disturbing.

  • Jaime Chocano

    Thank you for giving visibility to these struggles through this wonderful piece. A much needed statement wonderfully executed.

  • John Delamere

    Fantastic! I just printed mine.

  • Francois "Frado" Daugny

    Impressive skin tone and reflections. GOLD!!

  • SergeyPopovichenkoPLUS

    Super!!!

  • FranNarváez

    Gold!

  • Eduardo Fernandez

    Por supuesto…oro