Arthur and Merlin
Arthur and Merlin
A wonderful bust from Spiramirabilis. I’ve had this on the shelf for a while now, and managed to finish it for my final piece of 2023. When I saw it, I knew I wanted to try to capture some of the magic and feeling of the classic Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Sword and the Stone films. This bust was unexpectedly challenging to paint - Arthur’s direction, and the position of the owl’s head (slightly up an away) made it tricky to find balance and focus. After a few failed approaches in some areas, I am happy with how it finally turned out. Painted largely with Kimera, Scale Artistt, AK and the new game color range. A bit of inks her and there too
  • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

    You really nailed the wholesome feel of this one :)

    • Nate CooperPLUS

      Thank you Rhiana, I really appreciate it

  • OrigalumPLUS

    Great version!

  • Holger SchwarzPLUS

    Absolut wonderful ! The faces so real and beautiful . Great Nate
    I wish you a wonder and peaceful new year

    • Nate CooperPLUS

      Thank you so much Holger.  Much appreciated, and a happy, healthy, rewarding new year to you as welll!

  • Eamon Connerty

    Great work! Gold!

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  • Duncan Weatherhead (donchadminis)

    Beautiful, you’ve captured the lighting in the scene really well, it’s a lovely composition

  • Jakob VPLUS

    Super good!

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Many versions I have seen of this sculpt, yours does not dissapoint, Nate. My favourite part is the white beard! Really impressive! Keep on happy painting!

    • Nate CooperPLUS

      Thank you Roman, very much appreciate your feedback always