Here is my version of this great bust by Spira Mirabilis. There have been so many amazing renditions of this piece with fantastic conversions and ideas, but I decided to keep mine straight forward and simple. I painting this all live on twitch and gave it away to a viewer.
  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"

    very nice!

  • Eamon Connerty

    That skin….wow! Gold from me.

  • OrigalumPLUS

    Nice version!

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Great version of this little nasty bugger. Even you say it is straight-forward and simple I think it is not. Lovely shadow and light work and great material and textures. Thumbs up! Really nice and uniquely your version! Keep on happy painting!

  • Francesco Thau


  • Štěpán Tichý

    Love the old guy skin tone! The colours suit him very well..! And I really like how you did the casted shadows! Awesome work!

    • Derek Clark (fluid_art)PLUS

      Thank you! I’m glad the skin reads well, my first time trying “elderly skin”.

  • Lando FabrezianPLUS

    Really excellent work. It reads so well. Very honorable to give this away. A true gift.

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS


  • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS

    You say straight forward and simple yet I think your version is one of my favorites I’ve seen.  The subtle shadows, the variation in the flesh tones of the hands, the textures and patterns.  well done.

    • Derek Clark (fluid_art)PLUS

      Thank you so much! I was thinking “simple” more like just the stock figure, no add ons/conversions that so many other amazing artists did.

  • DerGoe

    This is Gold like the sphere in his hand.