Sámi – by Patrik Hurtig

A beautiful large scale (90mm figure) set complete with reindeer.

Scene depicts a Sami male reindeer herder from Sweden.

The Sami are the indigenous people of Sweden, but are also present in Norway, Finland and Russia. They are known for their colorful blue tunics, beautiful handicraft and closeness to nature – especially the reindeer.

This sculpt is based on archive pictures from the 1920s and the man is wearing a shirt with the pattern from the area around Jamtland and is accompanied by a reindeer. In his hand he holds a bear spear, which is also used as a walking stick and for steering the small sleigh pulled by a single reindeer during winter.

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  • Archigrog

    Truly uncommon…very nice, rich of atmosphere!! gold for me.

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thanks so much :) I guess uncommon. But it is quite accurate historically - so I guess just unknown :)

  • Patrik HurtigPLUS

    Thank you for this amazing rendition of my sculpt, I am so happy!

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thanks so much - so happy you like it

  • Holger SchwarzPLUS

    Dieses indigene Figurenpaar ist wirklich wunderschön Jakob ! Ich Liebe diese
    andere Art der realen und gefühlsbetonten Figuren . Das spricht für Dich .
      Zudem bist Du für mich ein exellenter maler , der die wirklichkeit wiedergibt !

      Meine Gratulation zu dieser schönen Arbeit und Gold für Dich

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Danke schön :) I really appreciate the kind words.

  • Theodoros Giannakopoulos

    Nice cold tonalites of the colours. Gold

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thanks so much! Appreciated :)

  • Eduardo Garcia Lope

    Lovely paint job, the shadow over the snow is real.

    • Jakob VPLUS

      I am happy to hear - snow is tricky. And shadows in snow especially tricky!

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  • girlpainter57

    Lovely touches, shadows illustrate a bright if somewhat nippy day

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Perfect:) thanks so much

  • Clive Jackson

    Unusual subject! Gold!

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  • Eugene Dravskikh

    Very, very nice! Only gold

  • Steph.DPLUS

    Vote Or pour toi !

  • Denniz Hedin Salo

    Love this one, great work!

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thank you so very much Denniz! See you soon

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  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    Wonderful painting, wonderful sculpting!

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thanks buddy! It was wonderful to breathe life into this beautiful figure.

  • Chris "Thor" B

    Really nice :)

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"

    awesome light placing!

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thanks so much Ivan! To be honest, I stopped at about 90 percent, and went, wait a minute - light from sun would be super low at this place and this season. And I did it almost zenithal. But looks nice :) But super unrealistic!

  • Sergey PopovichenkoPLUS

    Great work!!!

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thank you Sergey! Happy you like it :)

  • Patrice-VincentPLUS

    Sujet fort original, très belle peinture. Or

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Much appreciated! And very original figure, for sure!

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    Original and beautifully painted !

    • Jakob VPLUS

      Thank you so much, Marc!