Mercy, Ignis Art/Warhog, 1:10, acrylics

Hello friends!
Let me wish you all a Happy New Year with my last/first work of 2021/2022! I did go back studying casted shadows since last time with the Courtesan but trying to get a deeper understanding in the way light occlusion interacts with shadows, gradients and textures. It took a while but learning is always a pleasure and hope you will enjoy the outcome!

  • davidg100

    Wow ! This is purely insane ! Gold !

  • Francesco "Franciuus" FarabiPLUS

    gold and editor for me

  • vincenzo gambinoPLUS

    super gold :)

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"

    Those casted shadow are pure wow

  • Martin CollierPLUS

    gold crazy good

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Impressive Light and Shadow game!

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Editor for me too!

    • Alessandro Natale

      And thanks for the editor too!truly honored !

  • Erkka Marttio aka RaddiCraftPLUS

    Incredibly beautiful work with the cast shadows. Gold!

  • Roberto Sirchia

    Really interesting and great realization too! Gold :D

  • Bran

    Bravo pour cette très belle réalisation et pour le “choix des éditeurs” !!

  • Flo « FFF » Rochet

    Gold gold gold!!  Speechless on how you master lights and shadows

  • Jakob V

    Yep, it is brilliant! How do you feel about the difference light works in hand? It is super convincing with the cast shadow on pictures and of course it will be in hand, but does it look funky when you twist the model under light in real life? My impression is that cast shadows sometimes suffer from the same ‘flaws’ as NMM.  Fantastic work!

    • Alessandro Natale

      Thanks Jakob!! That’s pretty good question, had same concern when I started and decided to take the path of « realistic » vision, meaning trying to paint all casted shadows rather than limiting to those that artistically would have been already meaningful for the directionality of the light. Yet I think it turned out to be a good choice as even with artificial/natural lights « interfering, you can see the consistency of the painted ones when turning the piece. On one side I would say I would never do it again on a subject with so many tiny details casting their own shadows and at same time I think that’s the key that enhance the perception when turning the piece…

    • Alessandro Natale

      In my very humble opinion a little bit like with NMM: if you have just one flat surface your eyes will catch something odd when turning it but if you have multiple small surfaces in different directions then you can trick the viewer by offering multiple focus and show multiple « correct » reflections even when spinning the piece.. Can’t say if that’s correct nor sure it would make sense to everyone but just my two cents :))

    • Jakob V

      That makes perfect sense thanks for replying. It is really interesting. Again, wonderful painting! Big fan!

  • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS

    Excellent work.

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    encore une somptueuse réalisation ! bravo mon ami !

    • Alessandro Natale

      Merci mon ami!!! Au plaisir de te revoir bientôt avec tes merveilleuses réalisations !!!

  • Alfonso Ciattini

    Spettacolo allo stato puro!!!

  • Steph.DPLUS

    Superbe, j’adore ton style mec ....

  • Angel C Villalba "KaspareK"

    Great work!!!!! Gold.

  • Josh_Underhill

    I love the forced shadows and sunlight.

  • John Delamere

    Kick ass work!

  • Ihmotep

    wow ! magnifique ! ;)

  • Mally Anderson

    I think you are getting better my friend - this is magnificent - gold

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  • TimPLUS

    This is all kings of epic mate - Gold

  • Seyni-NDIAYE

    le jeux d’ombre est incroyable Ale !! Bravo !

  • Marco "BigBlackBear" Orselli

    Moooolto bella, bravissimo

  • Emanuele "Green" Terzoni

    Great job my friend!

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS

    Incredible work here!!!

  • Anthony Wang

    just so amazing Ale! Top notch cast shadows - will definitely be studying this one