'Blair Witch'
2024
Insomnia Miniatures, 63 mm


This bust - sculpted by Pedro Fernández Ramos - is stuff for nightmares. Based on american horror story folklore, forged into a movie in 1999. If you want to read more about this myth/legend check wikipedia.. I painted her with an intentional massive amount of skin texture and variations while I was searching her character. In the end with the intense atmosphere and colors added I found it. Her character is a sad nightmare.

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 miniature looks.
Keep on happy painting!
Roman

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  • Tommy Gunn

    Oh my god!  I feel sick and you have put me right off my tea!

    Amazing effects though!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Ouchy, I am sorry. Yes, this sculpt can do that. I am happy that my paintjob pays justice to it.

  • Filgja

    In the disgusting and disturbing way, it’s a success!
    The skin is really disgusting and it looks like real monster eyes.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Many thanks. She is truely evil and I am happy that I do not have to stare at her anymore while painting as she stares back ...

  • Štěpán Tichý

    The sculpt by Pedro Fernandez is already creepy enough, but you managed to add another layer! I am unsettled by the tilted pin to the plinth :D

    Nevertheless, I really love what you did with the atmosphere. You really are stretching the green to its limits and how it can feel lovely, or in this case decaying and dark and mysterious. Amazing haunting piece.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you! I am too, about the pin of the plinth. I had the feeling she moved when I put her back in the cabinet over night ;) ... glad you like this nightmare. Many thanks!

  • Fet Milner

    I love what you’ve done with this, Roman - it’s especially interesting that the eyes and the glowing cross compete for attention but without either one being dominant. I’m not sure I’ve seen a bust pull that off quite so clearly before.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Many, many thanks for your kind words, Fet. I really appreciate them.

  • Eamon Connerty

    Wow, great work! Your use of color is really inspiring. Also, I gotta say you have a very recognizable style. I can always tell it’s one of yours. There’s lots of great painters, but only a handful have an instantly recognizable style.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you very much for such kind words, Eamon. I really appreciate your time and your nice compliment. Leaves me speechless and means a lot to me! Arigato!

  • Jakob VPLUS

    Chilling! Such atmosphere. Gold and editor’s

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you, Jakob! I am really happy that you like it!

  • Lando FabrezianPLUS

    This is terrifying in a wonderful way! I love the colors you used especially in the shadows. If this would’ve been the reveal of the witch in the actual movie I would have cried.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      She is wild, right. I understand what you mean with the “crying”. She has a certain sadness and vulnaberality in the sculpt that I hoped for to transport in the paintjob! Thank you, Lando!

  • Alex Minko

    Cool!!

  • Alex Minko

    Cool!

  • Francesco Thau

    Gold!

  • Carlo

    she is phenomenal! the rotting skintone is just incredible

  • Werner Kellens

    Terrifying good! I really like the skintone variations!

  • Marius "Der Stone "Stein

    It’s crazy how horrific and sad could a bust be! Really nice brushstrokes. The character you developed fits really well. The neckless gives her some magical background. Beautiful paintjob

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Many thanks, Marius. I am happy that you can see all that in here. I tried to implement it.

  • Frédéric BISSEUX (MINOS)

    C’est chromatiquement très très riche et agréable à regarder malgré l’horreur du sujet ^_^

  • Nik "Surovye Skazki" Panfilov

    She is so cool! Textures, colors, the atmosphere as whole - are perfect! She looks like real witch without magic beauty, with roten soul etc. Gold, of course!

  • David KuehnPLUS

    Uh. I really have troubles summarizing my feelings when thinking about this bust. I find it deeply disturbing, which is, of course, testament to your mastery of evoking emotions through your brushstrokes, choice of color and eye for overall athmosphere and minute detail. As always, it’s the skintones that make this “work” for me so well, that melange of sickly, desaturated greens contrasted by the deep, gory reds.

    Thanks for sharing this, brother. I am glad to have seen this bust by yours and taken in all the details, but I will be lucky man if I never have to look at it again - so, well done realizing these strong emotions!

  • Gus

    It’s scary. Gold!

  • trax_the_trickyPLUS

    Outstanding!

  • trax_the_trickyPLUS

    Outstanding!  The glowing necklace increases a very creepy witch quite a bit!

  • It’s Mi

    Scary! I really like the expression of your brush strokes.

  • Vladimir_Golubev

    The red-hot cross looks very realistic! Cool undead! Gold!

  • Christoph KPLUS

    Shockingly scary

  • fabrizio1969PLUS

    onestamente non mi piace il soggetto, ma la qualità di pittura è evcellente. complimenti

  • Franky2PLUS

    The effects are amazing
    Will she play in the next movie of Alien Romulus?
    Gold

  • Ildar "Ivy" Valishin

    She’s really, really scary. Gold

  • Riccardo "RA" Agostini

    It’s so disturbing!!!! Wow.