Hello fellow artists. Time for something a bit different. As many of you know I’m more of a diorama artist and a fantasy artist at that so this is quite different for me. This is my first historical piece.

In an effort to further my painting skills I tackled this historical bust from @lifeminiatures “Retreat to victory”. The goal was to work on refining skills and representing materials realistically. It was a….challenging piece. Not something I enjoyed (by no fault of the sculpt which is amazing) but something that I do feel I learned from. The piece forced me to over come certain hurtles and for that I’m grateful. Heck at one point I sanded most of the face to start over.

In the end I feel it doesn’t have a classic historical look nor does it really look like a piece I typically paint. It’s a bit of an amalgamation of the two.

Big thanks to Alfonso for all of his lessons and help with the piece. I appreciate all the lessons my friend.
  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"

    quite uncommon stuff for you.
    well done

  • Iván Moles "Stuka"

    Good job

  • Natalia Oracz

    Stylised historical bust, I like it :) As you said, not completly realistic but there’s an interesting vibe to the painting.

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  • Luis UgartePLUS

    Great job! Gold!

  • Janna ‘Moo’PLUS

    I feel your pain! It’s a journey getting it to ‘how you want it’.

    Great texturing :)

  • Archigrog

    very nice!

  • Ale Moro

    Nice Work! Gold!