On the19th of September, the king of France, Jean Le Bon was defeated at the battle of Poitiers in 1356, The king had fought bravely and with his 14 year old son Phillip by his side. The two now surrendered, disillusioned and filled with sorrow and shame, they were taken captive by the English...
Having always been fascinated and moved by this moment in history , I wanted to create this very emotional scene of a king and a father, comforting his son, a quiet scene filled with drama and emotion...
  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS


  • Luis Ugarte

    Great job! IGold!

  • eric wolfs


  • Sam1991PLUS

    Gold !

  • Holger SchwarzPLUS

    For your work Mike my best wishes !

  • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS


  • Derek Clark (fluid_art)

    Was a pleasure seeing this in person at MMSI!

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thanks Derek, I am so glad you liked it!

  • Sergey PopovichenkoPLUS

    The work is incredible!!!! My respect, master! Of course, only gold and editor’s choice. I would put this work first in all categories.

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thank you so much for your very kind words my dear friend!!!

  • Alexander "Skrytnik" Loskutov


  • Frédéric BISSEUX (MINOS)

    Une merveille !!!

  • Mikkel Frederiksen

    I have been coming back to these pictures several times today. It is just really good visual storytelling. The intimate connection with the king and his son paired with the dead and dying soldier on the ground is a very potent mix. A fantastic piece!

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thank you so much for the kind words. And yes, I do love to tell a story in every aspect, from the sculpting to the painting, it all should work together telling the story in the most drmatic way!

  • Patrik HurtigPLUS

    So much emotion, amazing work my friend!

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thank you my dear friend for those very kind words!

  • Alfonso Giraldes_BansheePLUS

    you are alegend my friend. I love the whole thing about your whole work. which is always the stpry telling/ambiance/sensitivity before the final render execution. and that is artistic to me. i love everything you do.

    • Mike BlankPLUS

      Thank you my dear friends, your words, coming from a legend, means a lot to me.

  • Clément Dessertenne

    Magnifique !

  • Majesty

    It has a variety of colors

  • MarcPLUS

    C’est marrant je suis pas fan de la peinture il faut dire que les photos
    sont relativement flou