Hello guys!
This is my entry for the Monte San Savino Show. It was a collaboration with the very talented Leila Khalili. The model is based on a masterpiece by our favourite artist, Roberto Ferri. I feel so honored for the opportunity to paint this piece.
This was my first time participating in a contest. Although I couldn't travel there due to my injury, I am very grateful for the positive remarks from the community.
Although I didn't follow the original painting, I tried to stay loyal to the style of Roberto Ferri. The anatomy was very complex, and I struggled quite a bit. Since I had only about 10 days to paint the entire model, some places are a little hasty, but I will refine it sometime later.
I really hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Cheers!
  • Patricia Sancho

    Fantastic work moses. You become really good interpreting 3d those kinds of Canvas.
    But know you by far demotrated your technique, I really miss some creativity in your work. Also narratove. Roberto ferri has in his canva some symbolic elements which miniature painters usually does not hightligh enough.
    That’s why i don’t give you an editors (even i know this piece Will end at web cover the same).

    • MosesPLUS

      Thank you for your honest comment. This is definitely a conversation I am interested in having, preferably offline, because online exchanges are often taken more aggressively than intended.

      I don’t think creativity or storytelling should be judged with only one dimension. There is more to creativity than merely adding abstract elements or bold colours.

      Beauty itself is also creative. I love Roberto Ferri for his ability to convey beauty. His symbolism is personal, so although I am definitely interested in studying them, they are not my primary target.

      While I am interested in designing original miniatures and scenes, I am happy with my current progress in exploring techniques by analyzing the masters.

  • Filgja

    Amazingly realistic!
    What talent

  • Evgeny Karandashov

    Fantastic painting!

  • Štěpán Tichý

    It is a beautiful piece of art. Leila did a wonderful job on the sculpture and you on the painting. I was lucky enough to see it in person and it was jaw-dropping and really nice. The skin tone of the woman is spectacular and I was really surprised by how polished and clean it is and how deep the shadows are. I loved this piece.

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"

    You’re one of living masters. My hat off.

  • Jakob VPLUS

    Incredible painting. Wonderful to see this in person. I am not as strict as Patricia and gladly give this an editor’s :) It is quite an amazing piece. In picture and in real life.

  • Marc MussatPLUS

    Beautiful work !

  • Steven ZuleskiPLUS

    Not sure how one could top this work, it looks like a classical painting in every respect.  So, I would say you’ve met your goal.  Incredibly well done, Moses!

  • Steph.DPLUS

    Simplement superbe, magnifique, quel talent Moses !!!!!!
    Vote immense Or pour toi ;)

  • "SCV Park" Yeong Min

    Amazing!

  • Vincent Zhang (duskfrost)

    吉米哥你怎么那么吊!

  • Max RichieroPLUS

    Great job

  • mmasclans

    This is another level of painting and understanding, very far from the rest. Contrary to other opinions, I dont think you lack creativity becouse this is actually an study of Roberto Ferri Art but done with your use of color and light. I saw it in hand and it was a real pleasure. It is for sure editors becouse it is a top painting and at least an original kind of figure.  I do not usually write comments but this one deserves it. The sculpture by leila was a perfect canvas and I just hope to enjoy to paint one model like this someday. Congratulations and thanks for your paintings.

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    I am a big fan of the three of you: Roberto Ferri for the inspiration, Leila for the amazing sculpt and big fan of yours for this beautiful colorful interpretation. In real and on photo it is an amazing piece. Well done to the three of you!

  • Alfonso Giraldes_BansheePLUS

    You know what I think about you rockstar. Thanks for coming. Was needed

  • Magnus FagerbergPLUS

    Wow!!!

  • Quentin_Poin

    This piece was such a pleasure to see at Monte, such an inspiring take on this sculpt :)

  • Maiorov Stepan

    Gold!!

  • John Delamere

    Beautiful!
    I love Ferri’s paintings.

  • Ladislav MajerPLUS

    BEST. Gold from me :)

  • Archigrog

    Gold is not enough….great skin tones, great atmosphere

  • Serena MantovaniPLUS

    I have no words. This is a maesterpiece.

  • eric wolfsPLUS

    Woaw ! Great gold !!!

  • Bloodblade_miniatures

    Gold !!!!!!!!!