Pedro Fernández Works, 100mm

In private collection.

Breathing life into this bust was an absolute blast. While dark skin is often difficult I decided to let it work with intentional strong brushstrokes and a pure dance of color plays. Inspired by Jane French's art I really enjoyed painting this bust out of the ordinary. This bust shows again why Pedro Fernández Rámos is one of my favourite sculptors in the world of miniatures. I hope you like my version.

You can find a lot of Work in Progress Insight and explanation via my Patreon.

Attached you can see photos on grey background, plus size comparision to a bottle of paint, plus a photo in the cabinet beside other figures to provide a true sense of how the bust looks.
Keep on happy painting!

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  • Jakob VPLUS

    Just love this one. Full of life. Be free!

    Editor’s pick from me

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you, Jakob. I am really happy that you like her and hoped for it.

  • David KuehnPLUS

    This, again, is a wonderful and inspiring work of art, Roman. The depth and complexity of the skintones is super-nice and the paintjob loses nothing at all from not being cleanly-blended! For me, however, the overall mood and atmosphere is what makes this so outstanding - with that glitter and the various specks of colored light, I just can feel her enjoying a fantastic party night out!

    Really well done, brother!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thanks so much, David. I am happy that the “not so clean blends” are no problem here. Fun fact is: If I would have done clean blends I would have killed the painterly effect. I am happy that you see it this way too and that you like my version of this bust. Glad you like her!

  • Andreas P - HanzPetersen

    Really enjoy the expressive result on the whole miniature - the skintone, the glitter, the disco mood… absolutely great <3

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thanks a lot, Andreas! Really, really happy to hear that. Glad everyting plays well together.

  • Eduardo Garcia Lope

    What a time travel to Studio 54, very successful glitter effect and disco lights.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Absolutely, Eduardo. Studio 54, she is a pure Disco Queen. Thank you!

  • Christoph KPLUS

    Glitter for the win :-)

  • Kyle Maitland

    You know, I’ve often sat and thought about how I’d render a lot of changing lights, pulsing, flashing club atmosphere on something and it’s been bouncing around in my head for years. 

    Then I get this fantastic turn sharply left (into a ravine, per GPS instructions) on this bust of yours, because I’ve been following the WIPs and damn that’s definitely a way to do it and it looks fantastic.

    Love it Roman.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      I am very happy to hear that from you as I see you as one of the strong creative miniature painters in this world with your very unique projects and approaches. Thank you for following and supporting along via my Patreon. I am happy that you enjoy it over there! Thank you, Kyle!

    • Kyle Maitland

      What can I say except - may we continue to push eachother further.

  • Eugene Dravskikh

    Great one!!!

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  • Rhett “Saint Toad” Jenkins

    Spectacular work. Somehow I feel all my senses engaged by this model.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Many thanks, Rhett. I believe this is a good thing :)

  • Patrice-VincentPLUS

    Ce choix de couleurs respire la fête et le carnaval. On entend presque résonner les batucada. Or

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      This was actually the goal: Making the color choices feel like Carneval or a Disco Party in the 70s. Merci!

  • Randall__Flagg

    I knew this one was yours before checking, You have such a distinctive style!
    Great work as always

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Superhappy to hear that. Many thanks for your kind words, Randall!

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"

    One of your all-time bests.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you a lot for your kind words, Sir.

  • Ildar "Ivy" Valishin

    Fantastic colors!

  • Matthew BaiPLUS

    It’s beautiful. good job!

  • Štěpán Tichý

    Damn. There are many things, which baffle me and I completely adore this bust. First of all, I am struck by the colours, of course. The bust of colours are everywhere and the contrast they play is singing disco music and club and joy. There really are such great vibes from this one. But then I saw that green of yours again in the afro and damn, such a subtle detail, yet it works brilliantly. My next point is how the brushstrokes really help push this piece more to the abstract part of miniatures. I am sure it would be great even more refined, but in this rough, raw style it looks really superb. Love it.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thanks a ton, Štěpán. Again, your eagle eye catches my use of greens everywhere. Lovely to see. Really happy that you like this bust of mine. I even had the fear with more defintion and painting this less raw it would lose big time. Thank you for your kind comment!

  • RUSTO art and craft show Fabrizio Russo

    great interpretation and synthesis, love the color tones and the mix techniques.
    brushstrokes directions make me into the scene and fell the beat,
    you also respect the artist you mentioned with your personal “paint” of view!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Many thanks, Fabrizio. I am really happy that you like my vision of this bust. Love the “paint of view!” Gracie for your kind comment and vote! Really appreciated!

  • Neil Szabo AKA "Zab"

    Unbelievable. The light placement and style. So much to look at but so subtle too.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you, Neil. Glad you enjoy looking at this painting :)

  • Holger SchwarzPLUS

    She is so beautiful Roman !

  • Daniele "Found" TrovatoPLUS

    You know mate. I always love your style.Congrats. GOLD

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Glad you enjoy my creations, Daniele! Thank you!

  • EmpireOfGhosts

    The color tones in this are insane

  • Franco SolimanoPLUS

    Incredible piece Roman, so beautiful!  Golddd

  • DerGoe

    Rise up, ting ting, like glitter and gold!

    This is Disco. So much colour, so much passion.

    I love the rough and vibrant brushstrokes.

    Glitter and Gold from me

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you! Glad all that glitter pays off!

  • leila khalili

    Amazing! I’m speechless!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you, Leila. Really appreciated :)

  • Shcheparev_Stanislav (Rebus)

    Nina Simone? Gold

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      She is feeling good, yeah! Thank you!

  • Roman Kuznetsov

    Very emotional and expressive!!!

  • Ivan_Shcheglov

    It’s really coooool!!!! It’s DISCO time!!! She looks like she’s alive.
    Appreciate - GOLD!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thanks a lot, Ivan. Really happy you like her!

  • fungels

    incredible, I love the light brush strokes of the skin and its tones and the idea of glitter is brutal

  • Nate Boyles

    This is so fantastic. I like all these pictures that really show the layers and depth of color you put into each part. The glitter is such a fun idea that Bruning an extra pop to the piece!